Australian apprenticeships include both trainees and apprentices who are collectively called Australian apprentices.
Apprenticeships give you a mix of paid industry training and formal study. Through hands-on learning, you will gain industry experience and have a chance to turn your knowledge into skills. You'll also develop your leadership, teamwork, communication and boost your employability - getting you ready for the future.
How does it work?
All Australian apprentices need to enter into a training contract. Under this contract, you, your employer and CDU will work out a training plan for the duration of your apprenticeship so that you can get the most out of your learning.
Australian apprenticeships are available at
- Entry level (Certificate II)
- Trade level (Certificate III)
- Post Trade levels (Certificate IV and Diploma)
To find out more about different course types, visit Student and course types explained.
Your apprenticeship employment options are:
You can also start your apprenticeship while you're still at school, working one or two days per week.
Visit VET for Secondary Students (VSS) for more information.
How do I apply?
To find out how to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship, visit How to apply for CDU VET courses.
Australian apprenticeships offered at CDU
- Agriculture, rural operations
- Automotive - light and heavy vehicle, mobile plant panel beating, electrical
- Children services
- Civil construction
- Commercial cookery
- Community services
- Conservation and land management
- Construction, carpentry
- Financial services
- Hairdressing, beauty, nails
- Information technology
- Metal fabrication
- Refrigeration and air conditioning
- Sport and recreational
- Tourism and hospitality
- Warehousing and logistics
If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice or trainee, visit Employers to find out more.