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FAQs about apprenticeship

An apprenticeship combines learning whilst working in a real job, for a real boss, with a real wage. It is conducted in a hands-on learning environment where you can complete a nationally recognised qualification while gaining practical real life experience in the trade.

Year 10 completion is usually enough for an apprenticeship. Almost all jobs do require some basic Maths/English though and you will need to complete some basic aptitude tests with us.

For some specific or specialised trades our hosts require a Year 11 or even Year 12 pass with good results in Maths. Our ads will let you know when this is a requirement for that particular trade.

You will be eligible to get a Trade Certificate. This certificate sets you on the pathway to higher qualifications – Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma, or professional qualifications at university.

You are never too old to apply for an apprenticeship. Although in the past many apprentices have been employed straight out of school; the hosts we work with now are taking on older people as apprentices more and more. Today's businesses recognise that people are changing career paths and that an older employee can bring experience and maturity to a position which is considered a valuable asset to the company.

You will be paid an apprentice wage, based on the relevant Award and you will be eligible for sick leave and holiday pay.

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages/apprentice-and-trainee-pay-rates/apprentice-pay

A traineeship is a structured learning program where you are paid to work and learn at the same time. It can involve on-the-job or off-the-job training or a combination of both.

To get a traineeship you don’t need prior experience or formal academic qualifications. However, most companies prefer that you have finished Year 10 and have good Maths and English skills.

When you complete your traineeship you will get a Certificate for a nationally recognised qualification. These certificates can provide you with a pathway to further professional qualifications.

You will be paid a trainee wage based on the applicable Award for the traineeship you are undertaking and you will be eligible for sick leave and holiday pay.

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages/apprentice-and-trainee-pay-rates/trainee-pay

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