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Australian Appenticeships include traineeships and apprenticeships:
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • Traineeships usually  take 1 - 2 years to complete and include non - trade areas such as real estate, retail, finance, business, hospitality and visual arts.
  • Apprenticeships usually take 3 - 4 years to complete and include technical trades such as carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing and hairdressing.
Aust. Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) is an organisation which helps you find, start and complete your apprenticeship. These centres provide information, support and services to connect you to employers and training institutions  and help complete all the paperwork. 

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Info Service

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Facebook information page has loads of useful advice for obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship. Opportunities are also listed. Go to:

Apprenticeship Support Australia Advice for Parents

An Australian Apprenticeship (commonly known as an apprenticeship or traineeship) combines paid on-the-job training with formal study resulting in a nationally-recognised qualification.
There are more than 500 occupations across Australia that offer apprenticeships and traineeships, ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels, including traditional trades, as well as a number of emerging occupations in most sectors of business and industry.
The Australian Government even provides funding to eligible Australian Apprentices aimed to assist with the costs incurred whist they are undertaking training!
To find out which career may suit your child head to our free careers advice portal – Australian number 1 destination for career advice!

Explore the many occupational videos relating to Australian Apprenticeships

through the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways YouTube channel. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website to search for apprenticeship and traineeship ideas, get helpful tips on how to find an employer, and access a range of career resources –

You can visit My Skills to find a Registered training Organisation (RTO) that deliver VET qualifications. 
Visit Group Training and ARC Group to search for an employer. 
Volunteering opportunities
Community involvement and volunteering is looked favorably upon by potential employers and greatly strengthens applications for scholarships.
Volunteering opportunities are regularly advertised on the Seek Volunteer website. 
Fairfield City Council has regular need for volunteers and helpers for a range of functions on a number of throughout the year.