Resources & useful links
Still not sure if you have got what it takes to become an apprentice? Visit these websites for more information on a range of topics including government programs and assistance and find out where your apprenticeship can take you.
Discover what it takes to make it in manufacturing. Explore this site for information on the diverse job roles, products, skills and training opportunities available within manufacturing.
The Australian Government's job search website for a range of positions available across a multitude of industries Australia wide.
A not-for-profit organisation that has operated for 25 years, WorldSkills Australia aims to highlight young Australian's skills excellence through trade competitions. These platforms are unique opportunities to showcase the apprentices, trainees and VET students of Australia who are able to benchmark their talent against the best on regional, national and international levels.
The Australian Government's website on apprenticeships with information on career pathways, training, wages, getting started and much more.
What happens when you start work? What is expected of an Australian Apprentice or any employee?
The links below give you tips on how to approach the workplace. How to -
- Choose the right apprenticeship or traineeship for you.
- Attend and perform your work professionally.
- Take care of the workplace and its resources.
- Respect the rights of other employees.
- Be committed to attending and participating in training sessions.
- Communicate regularly with your supervisor and mentor or coach.
- Achieve the competencies set out in your Training Plan.
This site will tell all you need to know about wages information for apprentices or trainees.
This is a great site to help you on the way to good money management. has videos, case studies, information and tools to help young people make smarter financial decisions.
This page has all the information you need to be clued up on your rights at work. It will Things like minimum wages and other conditions (like leave, breaks, allowances and hours of work) are all protected by the law.
This Flowchart shows the steps to take to become an Australian Apprentice, as well as useful links to help along the way.
If you are undertaking your apprenticeship or traineeship through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) this site tells you where to take your questions or workplace issues.
The OzHelp Foundation is a place you can go for help if you’re not coping too well with your working life. It runs programmes to help you get the skills to deal with the things and people that get you down.
Click through to information on the specific programs run by this organisation, including Mates in Construction.
Contact 1300 OZHELP (1300 694 357) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
eHeadspace is a national organisation that provides assistance to youth who are finding it difficult to cope with everyday life. Their programs are designed to assist you if you are going through a tough time either at work or in your personal life. Contact - www.headspace.org.au/about-us/contact-us/ or phone 1800 650 890
Contact details for licensing and other authorities by trade and state or territory.