What industries are Australian apprenticeships and traineeships available in?
How many apprenticeships and traineeships can you name? There's a lot more than you can think!
Apprenticeships and traineeships are now offered in more than 500 occupations. They are available in areas from multimedia and IT to sport and recreation, retail, tourism, engineering, automotive, building and construction, and many more. Kangan Institute offers a wide variety of different apprenticeship and traineeship courses that can lead to ongoing employment in a number of different career paths. For detailed information see our full list of programs here.
Apprenticeships and traineeships can be full-time or part-time. Generally, traineeships are for 12 months to two years. Apprenticeships usually take three to four years to complete, but the training is flexible.
Most trainees are paid a wage based on the National Training Wage Award. Apprentice wages vary, depending on the industry. You may start off with a low salary, but if you take up an apprenticeship or traineeship in an industry with a skills shortage, you will be in demand and highly paid. Upon completion of your apprenticeship or traineeship, you can find a full-time role, earn a wage and receive a nationally-recognised certificate
There are various financial incentives as a result of the government recognising the important contribution apprentices make. While these financial incentives are subject to change, apprentices may be able to benefit from an accommodation allowance, an apprenticeship trade bonus or reimbursement for training costs.