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About AAPathways

What is AAPathways?

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways (AAPathways) provides Australian apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources to people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment, and those providing support and advice to students and job hunters. AAPathways makes it easier than ever to learn about apprenticeships and traineeships.

The website is run by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS), and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Since 1998, AATIS has been the leading source of information on Australian apprenticeships and traineeships for students, job hunters, employers, career advisers and service providers.

As well as providing online information through AAPathways, AATIS can be reached over the phone, by email and on social media. Free call 1800 338 022 or email contact@aatis.com.au to start a discussion about apprenticeships and traineeships.

Try the links below to get started!

Work Type Explorer

Work Type Explorer

These resources will help you identify your career interests. This is an important part of your career planning as the information can help narrow down career pathway ideas.

Career interests are different to abilities or skills. They are activities you enjoy doing or are interested in, which can then show where you could develop your skills and abilities.

Once you have a better idea of what your career interests are, you can start to look at some job and training descriptions!

Work Type Explorer
Job and Training Descriptions (JTDs)

Job and Training Descriptions (JTDs)

Before starting an apprenticeship or traineeship, it is important to have a good understanding of the occupation or industry you are stepping into.

These descriptions will let you know what to expect in terms of training outcomes, the types of work you will perform, and what is involved in the training.

The Job and Training Descriptions on the AAPathways website provide an interactive way to learn more about the specifics of jobs and training in various industries.

Job and Training Descriptions
Job Hunting Tips

Job Hunting Tips

Hunting for a job can be a challenge, but we have some tips to help you!

Whether you are looking for your dream career, writing a resume or even preparing for an interview, it helps to do lots of research. It is important to understand what employers are looking for when hiring a new apprentice or trainee.

You can find lots of useful information and advice in our Job Hunting Tips page.

Job Hunting Tips
Practice Aptitude Quizzes

Practice Aptitude Quizzes

How do you know if you have the right skills for training?

Test yourself by taking a Practice Aptitude Quiz. These quizzes will give you an indication of the level of reading, writing, problem solving and mathematical skills your dream job may require.

Simply find the industry you are interested in, and download the quiz.

Practice Aptitude Quizzes
Field Officer Briefs (FOBs)

Field Officer Briefs (FOBs)

Industry Insiders need to be kept up to date with current training package movements, qualification availability and commencement data.

This information is constantly being updated, so it is important that those working within the industry are aware of any changes.

Field Officer Briefs include industry based qualification descriptions, related occupations and availability and commencement information by state and territory.

Field Officer Briefs
Information for Career Advisers

Information for Career Advisers

It is important for Career Advisers to be kept up to date with the latest apprenticeship and traineeship information.

Here is a range of information and resources for Career Advisers as they assist students, job hunters and career changers in identifying relevant job pathways linked to their interests, to take the next steps, and to access ongoing support.

Info for Career Advisers