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.

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School-based apprenticeships and traineeships


If you’re a high school student, keen to kickstart your career, you might want to explore an apprenticeship or traineeship as part of your studies.

Students aged 15 years of age or older are eligible to apply for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.  Part of your training will need to be undertaken during your school timetable, and you’ll need to gain approval from your school. This learning can contribute toward your high school certificate or Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). 

You should also be aware that school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are part-time, with many apprentices and trainees continuing on a full-time contract with their employers after leaving school.

For school leavers under 21 years old


If you’ve left school or are simply considering building your career in a specific field, an apprenticeship or traineeship could be the perfect way to kick-start your career. You’ll earn an income while working towards a nationally recognised qualification and developing a skill-set that can set you up for life. These apprenticeships are generally full-time but can be part-time depending on the role.

Adult apprentices and trainees more than 21 years old


Are you aged 21 years or over and considering starting an apprenticeship or traineeship? ,You’re not alone!

You might want to formalise your experience with an apprenticeship or traineeship, or change career completely and enter a new industry. If you have prior experience, you may be able to fast-track your qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with the support of a registered training organisation (RTO).

Pay rates are usually higher than junior apprentices.


For more information or support with understanding if an apprenticeship or traineeship is the right career path for you, contact us today.


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