"Entry level" differs from industry to industry
Apprenticeships and traineeships aren't just available at Certificate II and III levels. Many industries offer Australian Apprenticeship occupations that are underpinned by Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.
An example is in the Health industry where traineeships are in place at levels supporting tertiary trained professionals. Sectors include audiometry, physiotherapy, dental technology and nursing.
The Australian Government's "Apprenticeship Training — alternative delivery pilots" are helping explore different avenues to skill development in the workplace. One element of this initiative is piloting higher level qualification apprenticeships at the diploma or associate degree level.
An initial focus of these pilots has been the fields of business and financial services, IT and new areas of advanced manufacturing.
Job Pathway Charts provide an industry-wide view of occupations and certificate outcomes, illustrating the breadth of options employers can consider.