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Home About Australian Apprenticeships Steps to Becoming an Apprentice or Trainee

Steps to Becoming an Apprentice or Trainee

An overview from career research through to sign-up.

What are the steps?

Searching and applying for an Australian Apprenticeship is very much like hunting for any job.

An employer has to create a vacancy and decide to use Australian Apprenticeships as a way to employ and train their staff.

The following steps will explain the process to get an apprenticeship or traineeship, from the preparation stage to when the training begins.

Step One - Preparation

Step One - Preparation

Explore potential career options, the industries that best suit you and resources to help prepare and build your resume.

Step Two - Research

Step Two - Research

Before you start your job hunting it is important to research the industry that you are interested in, the benefits of doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, the associated potential financial incentives, wages, costs of training and job prospects

Step Three - Job Hunting

Step Three - Job Hunting

How do you find an apprenticeship or traineeship?

There are many ways to find an apprenticeship or traineeship job. In this section you will find tips and links to help job hunt using a variety of approaches.

Job Hunting
Step Four - Sign up

Step Four - Sign up

Every Australian Apprentice must be signed up into a formal training contract as soon as they are employed.

To organise a sign up an employer needs to contact an Apprenticeship Network provider.

Sign Up