Get Job-Ready with an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship gives you a qualification and skills you’ll have for life. Apprenticeships and traineeships combine ‘on the job training’ (at a workplace) and ‘off the job learning’ (at a Registered Training Organisation or school) to give you an unbeatable mix of skills and experience.

For many industries, an apprenticeship or traineeship is an important step in gaining a solid career pathway for your future. And because you earn a wage while you learn your trade, you benefit from the moment you commence your training.


How long does an apprenticeship or traineeship take?

An apprenticeship can generally be completed in three to four years (full time) and a traineeship can be completed in one to three years (full time). There are different employment options for apprenticeships and traineeships. They can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

Will I receive a recognised qualification?

Yes, your completed apprenticeship or traineeship will be recognised across Australia and will give you an edge in the job market against those without your qualifications. 

What industries can I work in?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are offered in a huge range of specialisations across many industries. Whatever your interests and talents, from aircraft maintenance engineer to wood machinist and everything in between, the choices are endless.

What are the benefits of completing an apprenticeship or traineeship?

They are a great way to gain skills and experience towards a meaningful career, and get paid while you learn. This style of ‘on the job learning’ is well suited to young people and those with limited experience or qualifications, or who do not wish to attend university. Key benefits include:

  • Earn a wage while you complete a nationally recognised qualification
  • Gain valuable experience in a workplace and get a head start in your chosen career
  • Boost your skills and knowledge under the guidance of qualified tradespeople and instructors
  • Choose your preferred training provider in consultation with your employer
  • If eligible, receive federal government incentives to assist you with your apprenticeship or traineeship (conditions apply)

What support will I have during my apprenticeship or traineeship?

As an MRAEL apprentice or trainee you will be allocated a dedicated Field Officer who will support you throughout your training. Your Field Officer will speak regularly with you and your Host Employer to ensure your training runs smoothly, and to assist if any bumps in the road arise. They will mentor you to help ensure you successfully complete your training, and to guide you through any tough patches.

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