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AATIS Information & Resources

What is AATIS and how can it help me?

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) offers information and free resources for people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment and those in the industry providing support and advice.

If you're looking for training package and qualifications information, access our Field Officer Briefs to get an overview of a specific industry, including qualification summaries and availability data tables. You can also use the Job and Training Descriptions to explore examples of apprenticeship and traineeship occupations. 

For people and organisations working within vocational education sector, schools, career advisors and other interested parties there is advice and links to support you in your role.

AATIS provides all the information and resources you need to find your ideal apprenticeship or traineeship, your new staff member and up to date information. If you are having trouble finding the information you need, please contact us by completing the contact us form or calling 1800 338 022.

How do I order free marketing materials?

AATIS has a range of free marketing materials that you can order for use with your clients. Complete the marketing materials order form and AATIS will send your order within 5 business days.

There are also a range of downloadable resources you can use, including many that are customisable with your organisation logo and call to action. You can find more information about AATIS resources on the Helpful Resources page.

How do I subscribe the monthly e-newsletter?

To make sure you are up to date with the latest news, policies, alerts and facts about Australian Apprenticeships sign up to our monthly Industry Insiders newsletter by using the button at the bottom of this page, or by completing the contact us form and ticking the subscribe button.

How do I use the AusAppPathways mobile app?

The AusAppPathways mobile app can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices from your app store. You can find out more about the app at the AusAppPathways website.

We have also created a useful guide to help people use the AusAppPathways app.

Training Information

Where can I find sample training plans?

Each state has different requirements for training plans. It is best to go to each state or territory's vocational training website to download a sample training plan and the rules and regulations for compliance. An alternative is to contact the training provider you are in contact with and ask for a sample.

Are there resources for training individuals with disabilities?

Yes, resources for training individuals with disabilities are available and they depend on what training you want to deliver and the disability of the individuals to be trained. The best place to look for resources is the people who work with people with disabilities. They should be able to guide you in the right direction for your specific need.

Here are three organisations which may be able to assist you find what you need.

  • Job Access - Assistance available includes help finding work, changing jobs, accessing DES providers and workplace modifications to help you find and maintain employment. 
  • Scope - Scope has a collection of free resources available for you to download.
  • Training Alliance - As leaders in disability training, we offer a range of qualifications and specialist courses to people with disabilities.


How do I find out if someone is eligible to do an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider is the only organisation that can confirm if someone meets all of the eligibility criteria for a particular apprenticeship or traineeship. They will also be able to identify incentives and financial support the employer and the apprentice or trainee are eligible for. As the criteria for eligbility can change from state to state it is essential that you contact a local service provider.

Where can I find training package rules?

Packaging rules for each qualification are detailed on the National Register of VET - training.gov.au

Where can I access the National Skills Needs List (NSNL)?

The National Skills Needs List (NSNL) sits on the Australian Apprenticeships web site. You will also find links to the NSNL on Job and Training Descriptions where the qualification may meet the NSNL occupation requirements.

The Additional Identified Skills Shortage list also sits on the Australian Apprenticeships website, and you can also find information on the relevant Job and Training Descriptions.

Where can I find more information about trade support loan applications?

You can find out about Trade Support Loans and other financial support options and employer incentives in this Australian Government fact sheet. For information about elibility, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Code of Conduct

Is there a code of conduct for apprentices, trainees and employers?

There is no single Code of Conduct covering all parties involved in the employment and training of apprentices and trainees in Australia. 

The Australian Apprenticeship website sets out the rights and responsibilities of apprentices and trainees.

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Code of Conduct outlines the rights and responsibilities of Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers (AASN).

The National Standards for Group Training Organisations sets out the rights and responsibilities of Group Training Organisations.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority outlines the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact AATIS on 1800 338 022 or email your questions to contact@aatis.com.au.