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Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine practical experience at work with structured training. As an apprentice or trainee, you enter into a formal training contract with an employer that leads to a nationally recognised qualification.
You spend most of the time in paid employment, learning practical skills on the job and putting them into practice. The rest of the time is spent in structured training at a registered training organisation like a TAFEWA college, or in the workplace.
What’s the difference between an apprenticeship and traineeship? Apprenticeships are generally in traditional technical trades like bricklaying or cabinet making. Traineeships are usually in non-trade areas such as hospitality, business, manufacturing and health.
If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship or traineeship there are a few different ways you can go about it. You can answer newspaper ads, register with a labour exchange, or seek out Group Training Companies. The number for Group Training Scheme WA is 9249 2566. The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Support Network (13 19 54) is who you should call if you come across any problems.
If you would like any more information on apprenticeships or traineeships you can have a look at this website www.apprenticeships.training.wa.gov.au

The Australian Apprenticeships Access Programme

The Australian Apprenticeships Access Programme (the Access Programme) is designed to help people get better skilled and improve their chances of getting an Australian Apprenticeship. It can also be used to get into employment, or further education or training.

It’s aimed at helping people who might find it difficult getting in to an apprenticeship by themselves, for example people who have left school early or who have been unemployed for a while. There are certain criteria that you must meet to be eligible for the programme. Click here for more information on the Australian Apprenticeships Access Programme on the Department of Education, Science and Training website or contact your nearest Centrelink Customer Service Centre.