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Step One - Preparation

Understanding your interests

Understanding your interests

Before applying for jobs, understanding your own interests will assist in identifying the industry your research may start in.

The industry and occupations your interests align to will help in targeting your job search.

The Work Type Explorer and the Career Interest Explorer can help identify your interests.

Work Type Explorer
Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

As part of the preparation stage, it is important to create a resume and cover letter.

For tips and resources on the best way to do this, visit the Resumes and Cover Letters page.

Resumes and Cover Letters
Which apprenticeship or traineeship would best suit your skills and interests?

Which apprenticeship or traineeship would best suit your skills and interests?

Apprenticeships and traineeships can be found in nearly 50 industries. Searching on this website provides ideas for career directions that can begin with an apprenticeship or traineeship.

‘Job & Training Descriptions’ are an example of the training to be completed during an Australian Apprenticeship. They can be searched by location and industry group, while also providing information about how long the Australian Apprenticeship usually takes to complete and if it can be started while at school.

Job and Training Descriptions

On the go? You can download the AusAppPathways app on your mobile device and still search Job & Training Descriptions

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Have you got the knowledge and skills?

Have you got the knowledge and skills?

Once you know which industry you would like to do an apprenticeship or traineeship in, why not test your knowledge and skills to see whether you have got what it takes?

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 Step Two - Research

Step Two - Research

Before you start your job hunting it is important to research the industry that you are interested in, the benefits of doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, the associated potential financial incentives, wages, costs of training and job prospects

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