Who can do an Australian Apprenticeship?
Anyone of working age with eligibility to work in Australia can start an apprenticeship or traineeship. This includes adult and mature aged job hunters.
There aren't specific school levels, or qualifications needed to start one. However, employers can set their own requirements when hiring staff. For example, an employer may set a minimum standard of year 11 or 12, or the completion of a pre-apprenticeship.
Positions are commonly filled by school leavers and people re-entering the workforce. They can also be done by staff wishing to change careers or gain new skills. Students can start an Australian Apprenticeship while at school.
Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for Australian Apprenticeships. Temporary residents and visa holders should check their eligibility with the Department of Home Affairs.
It is important to talk through your circumstances and how they may affect eligibility to start an apprenticeship or traineeship. Contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider for more details.