Apprenticeships & Traineeships - Everything You Need To Know | Sarina Russo

Your Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Want to know how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship? Whether you’re still at school and considering your career options, or looking for a mature age apprenticeship, we can walk you through everything you need to know.

Ready to advance your career options? We’re here to support you!

What’s the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?


Apprenticeships teach skills in trades such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, building and construction, etc. It takes approximately 3-4 years to complete a full time apprenticeship and become a qualified tradesperson.

Traineeships are shorter and generally take 1-2 years to complete full time. Traineeships offer a broad range of vocational and occupational choices that can include Information Technology, Children’s Services, Business Administration, Aged Care or Hospitality. On completion, you will receive a national recognised qualification in your chosen area.

Most importantly, no matter what career path you choose to take, you are likely to find an apprenticeship or traineeship that matches your career goals.

How Australian traineeships and apprenticeships work


  • Both of these career pathways involve structured training to give you the knowledge and hands-on skills development.
  • Your training can be undertaken full-time, part-time, or even while you’re at school, so long as it’s done on a regular basis.
  • If you’re already employed, you may be able to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship with your current employer
  • Your employer and training organisation will work with you to structure your training plan.

If you still have questions about traineeships and apprenticeships, contact our team who will be happy to provide any support you need.


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