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Am I eligible for an apprenticeship?

To start an apprenticeship or traineeship you need to be of working age and eligible to work in Australia. Most roles don't require a Year 12 certificate or other qualification.

Depending on the apprenticeship or traineeship, you may be required to hold specific licences (such as a White Card) or have studied certain subjects at school. These requirements will be listed in the job ad and explained as part of the recruitment process.

Completing a pre-vocational qualification (e.g. Certificate II in Engineering) while at school will be sought after by employers.

Work experience such as working as a trade assistant will also be an advantage, but not a necessity.

Who Can do an Apprenticeship

You can undertake an Australian Apprenticeship if you're a school leaver, re-entering the workforce, or as an adult worker wishing to change careers or gain new skills. 

You can also begin your apprenticeship/traineeship part-time while you're still at school in Years 10, 11 or 12 as a school-based apprentice. If you are under 18 you will require parent/guardian approval to commence an Australian Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships and traineeships with MIGAS are open to all ages unless the job is specifically designated as a school-based role.

You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen with an eligible work visa. International students and citizens are not eligible to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship under the Australian Government's apprenticeship program.

Get Started in an Apprenticeship

MIGAS, in partnership with our host employer network, offers a range of traditional trade apprenticeships and vocational traineeships.

Find your ideal role on our Jobs Board and apply online.

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MIGAS Boilermaker Apprentice Kyle

MIGAS Boilermaker Apprentice, Kyle, with his supervisor as part of his on-the-job training.

About Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships are an ideal pathway to enter hundreds of traditional trades and occupations.

Learn how apprenticeships work, or view our frequently asked questions for more information.

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions


In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.