Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working, or can be used as a way to up-skill within your current industry.
The term 'Adult Apprenticeship' can be confusing, as it can mean something different depending on the context in which it is used.
The first thing to be aware of is there is no such thing as an 'Adult Apprenticeship' as a separate apprenticeship or traineeship type. Anyone of working age with eligibility to work in Australia can start an apprenticeship or traineeship. There are no specific apprenticeships or traineeships just for adults.
However, there are differences for adult apprentices and their employers around areas such as wages and financial incentives. Below is information to help understand the potential differences that adult apprentices and trainees should be aware of.