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) and 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.