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What is the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website and how can this site help you find apprenticeship and traineeship career information?

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways (AAPathways) provides information and resources about apprenticeships and traineeships.

AAPathways is run by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS). Since 1998, AATIS has been the leading source of information on apprenticeships and traineeships. We have resources for students, job hunters, employers, career advisers and service providers.  

The AAPathways website has resources to help increase awareness of Australian Apprenticeships. It can assist people to navigate the complex decision-making process. It also features information for employers looking to recruit, and those who support students and job hunters.  

AATIS can be contacted with questions about apprenticeships and traineeships. Free call 1800 338 022 or contact us via our web form to start a discussion. 

AAPathways Popular Resources

The AAPathways website is packed with useful information and resources.  Our most popular resources have been designed with different groups’ needs in mind.

  • Students: Help identify potential career pathways.
  • Job Hunters: Learn how to find an Australian Apprenticeship position.
  • Employers: Understand the system and what to look for when hiring.
  • Industry Insiders: Information about Training Packages, news, and resources for use with clients.

Explore some of our most popular resources below. 

Find My Work Type
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Find My Work Type

An important part of career planning is understanding your options. You can then narrow these down into career pathway ideas.

These resources can help to identify career interests and find suitable careers that match.

The Career Interest Explorer is a quiz that helps you find your work types.

The Work Type Explorer lets your research industries and potential job roles related to these work types.

Find My Work Type
Job and Training Descriptions

Job and Training Descriptions

The Job and Training Descriptions (JTDs) explain apprenticeship and traineeship options. They provide an interactive way to explore what is approved as an Australian Apprenticeship.

There are more than 2000 jobs explained in these JTDs.

Students and job hunters should use the JTDs when researching their chosen career.

Employers should check the JTDs to ensure they understand all components of training.

Explore Job and Training Descriptions
How to Find an Australian Apprenticeship
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How to Find an Australian Apprenticeship

Hunting for a job can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many tools and resources available to help you.

Whether you are looking for your dream career, writing a resume or 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.

We have compiled the best ways to find an apprenticeship based on our conversations with both employers and apprentices.

Get Job Hunting Tips
Literacy & Numeracy Quizzes
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Literacy & Numeracy Quizzes

Before starting in an apprenticeship or traineeship, it helps to know if you have the right skills to succeed. One way to find out is by taking our Literacy and Numeracy Quizzes.

These quizzes give you an example of the level of reading, writing, and mathematical skills for your chosen industry.

Simply find the industry you are interested in and take the quiz. There is also a general quiz if you haven't chosen an industry yet.

Career advisers and teachers can use the Practice Aptitude Quizzes with their students and clients, which are linked at the bottom of the page.

Take a Literacy and Numeracy Quiz
Field Officer Briefs
Field Officer Briefs Checklist

Field Officer Briefs

The Australian Apprenticeships space is a fast moving one. Training Packages, qualification availability and commencement data are frequently updated.

The Field Officer Briefs (FOBs) are a vital industry overview. They provide information about Australian Apprenticeship qualifications, availability and duration classifications, and commencements.

All data is displayed by Training Package and state or territory.

Access the Field Officer Briefs
Information for Career Advisers
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Information for Career Advisers

AATIS has a range of resources that make it easy for Career Advisers to learn about apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Career Advisers page links to the Schools Guide, a valuable resource for all career advisers and teachers. Download or order a copy, and watch the explainer webinar.

This page has information and links to resources described in the Schools Guide.

Get Information for Career Advisers