Advantages of Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Looking to become a qualified tradesperson or want to gain hands-on experience in an area of interest? An apprenticeship or traineeship can provide a great pathway to your chosen career.

1.Earn while you learn

Combining paid work with training means you earn money while completing your qualification. You’re also learning the skills and knowledge you’ll need in a real-world, practical setting. Apprentices also benefit from the federal government’s Trade Support Loans, which provide up to $20,808 over four years to help with the costs of completing their training.

2. Plenty of choice

Agriculture, automotive, building and construction, business, food, hairdressing, information technology, and sport and recreation – there are more than 500 apprenticeship and traineeship training opportunities available.

3. Flexibility

You can complete your apprenticeship or traineeship either full time or part time and in your own time. Training is competency-based, so you finish yours once you have reached a certain skill level. Apprenticeships usually take three to four years to complete; traineeships can last from six months to three years.

4. Nationally recognised qualifications

As well as practical work experience, apprentices and trainees also study at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), such as a TAFE institute or private college to gain a nationally recognised VET qualification.

5. Start at school

Get a head start on future training before you graduate with a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. Apprenticeships are usually completed after you graduate from school, while traineeships can be completed during school or continued after graduation.

For more information visit gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

This article originally appeared in The Advertiser – 5 Advantages of Apprenticeships and Traineeships based

The Advertiser article is based on The Good Universities Guide blog Five advantages of apprenticeships and traineeships with permission from Good Education Group.

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