Getting Started

You’ve decided on getting started with an apprenticeship or traineeship. There’s a few important next steps to take to set you up for success.

Check your eligibility

When getting started an apprenticeship or traineeship you simply need to be of working age, and an Australian citizen or permanent resident. You don't need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do an Australian apprenticeship.

You can do an Australian apprenticeship if you're a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers or gain new skills. You can even begin your Australian apprenticeship while you're still at school finishing Years 11 and 12.

The minimum age for an Australian apprenticeship varies across State and Territory. Check your local State or Territory Training Authority for specific information on age requirements. There is no upper age limit.

Know your rights and obligations

Australian apprentices and trainees are entitled to the same fair work conditions as other types of employees working in similar occupations.

The National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships provides an excellent overview of the expectations of the apprentice and employer.

Decide on your preferred trade

Australian apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia, in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.

MIGAS specialises in skilled or traditional trade apprenticeships and traineeships. To choose an apprenticeship that aligns to your career aspirations, skills and personal attributes, check out our Apprenticeships information.

Apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship

Now you’re ready to get that apprenticeship. Remember, applying for an apprenticeship is just like applying for any job. Have your resume ready along with a well-written cover letter. (Here are some helpful tips.)

Search for MIGAS apprenticeship and traineeships in your location and area of interest and submit your application online. A member of our recruitment team will review your application, and if you are short-listed for the role, will be in touch to arrange an interview.

If you don't find the ideal role you're looking for right now, be sure to register with MIGAS and we'll send you an email alert when new opportunities become available.


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