Australian Apprenticeships Access Program (AP)
The Australian Apprenticeships Access Program (The Access Program) provides job seekers who experience barriers to skilled employment, with pre-vocational training, support and assistance to obtain and maintain an Australian Apprenticeship.
Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) operate in every state and territory to provide assistance to employers, Australian Apprentices and training providers throughout the duration of the Australian Apprenticeship. AACs can provide information on incentives and initiatives including those specifically applicable to people with a disability.
To search for your local AAC go to the 'Search' menu item on this site and select 'Australian Apprenticeships Centre'.
Centrelink - Useful Links
Centrelink provide a list of 'Illness or disability - useful website links'.
Disability Employment Services provide eligible job seekers with disability, injury or health condition access to individually tailored employment services better suited to their needs, with stronger links to training and skills development, particularly in areas of local skills shortages.
Group training organisations (GTOs) are registered in all states and territories with the aim of increasing the number of apprentice and trainees in specific industry, regional and equity target areas to help meet state and national priorities. GTOs employ apprentices and trainees, manage their placement to host employers and ensure they receive appropriate training from registered training organisations (RTOs).
Contact a local GTO to find out how they can assist people in their Australian Apprenticeships search.
Provides information for people working with job seekers with a disability, for job seekers with a disability and for employers or potential employers. The information focuses on employment or work related issues with the addition of having some general information about specific disabilities.
Registered Training Organisations
Registered training organisations (RTOs) provide training, support and assess apprentices/trainees. Registered training providers include include TAFE colleges, private and community training organisations, schools, higher education institutions and some large employers. RTOs provide additional services and support to people with a disability.
You will find RTO search links in the 'Networks and Resources' section on the left hand menu of this page.
Australian Apprentices with disability and their employers may be eligible to receive additional assistance under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.
Click through and scroll down to the 'Fact Sheets'.