Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine work with structured training and they are a great way to start your career.
Open to men and women of all ages, apprenticeships/traineeships require you to enter into a formal training contract with an employer to learn skills on the job.
If you’re interested in traditional technical trades like bricklaying or mechanics, then it’s likely you would consider an apprenticeship.
Traineeships are usually in non-trade areas such as business, beauty and health.
Why do an apprenticeship/traineeship?
You get paid while you learn
You get a nationally recognised qualification
You can start your training at school
When qualified you can look forward to:
Great job prospects
Qualification and skills for further education and training
How to get an Apprenticeship/Traineeship?
1. Do some research – talk with teachers, career advisers and family and friends.
Talk with people in the industry and arrange work experience. You may wish to telephone the Career Centre on 13 23 98 or visit these websites to help you find information:
2. Create a personal portfolio and resume
3. Find an employer
Go online and search job vacancy sites and research companies you are interested in for possible vacancies. Some websites that list job vacancies include:
4. Sign the training contract
Once you have a position, you or your employer should contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise the signing of your training contract. This is forwarded to the ApprentiCentre, who writes to you advising of the approval of your apprenticeship/traineeship.
5. Enrol at West Coast Institute of Training
Through your employer, you enrol at West Coast. We will develop a training plan with you.