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Thinking about a traineeship or apprenticeship

Who can do a traineeship or apprenticeship?


Whether you're a high school student, out of school, or someone with an established career looking for new opportunities, there’s an apprenticeship or traineeship that’s right for you.

Earn while you learn

In a nutshell a traineeship or apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification that lets you earn while you learn.

Get hands on with real-world experience

A traineeship or apprenticeship includes on-the-job training that, not only allows you to be paid for your time, but gives you practical and technical skills for the real-world.

Apprenticeships and traineeships can be done at any point in your career, at any age. If you're keen to get hands on with your training, explore your training options today.

Secure your future

South Australia needs more qualified people right now, which means security for your future.

It's an agreement with an employer

Every traineeship or apprenticeship starts with a formal agreement with your employer, known as a Training Contract.

How much will it cost?

The cost will depend on the training journey you choose.

There are many courses partially or fully paid for by the South Australian Government. These often relate to skills in high demand.

For any remaining costs of training you or your employer may need to pay, check your award to see who pays for these costs.

Choose a training provider best for you

Be sure to do your research and find a training provider who offers competitive pricing, value-for-money and one that will best support your individual and business needs. Nominating a training provider is by mutual agreement with your employer when developing your training contract.

How much will I earn?

As an apprentice or trainee, you will start earning a wage straight away.

Your pay is discussed and agreed upon when you develop your training contract.

In most cases your wages are set by industrial awards that outline pay rates, conditions, rights and entitlements.

If you're an apprentice, your pay may increase as your training progresses and skills grow. Your employer will need to agree you have achieved new competencies.

Get support from the start

The best time to discuss your needs with your training provider is before you’ve enrolled.

This includes getting support with reading, writing or maths if you need it.