Posted by Susan Knoll on Thursday October 26th 2017 at 2:04am in Events & News

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It’s not easy working out what you want to be or what you want to do for rest of your life. But if you’re considering taking up a traineeship or apprenticeship, the following resources can help make your decision easier.

Tools & resources to assist you in researching apprenticeship & traineeship career pathways.

If you’re really stuck and don’t know what you want to do, then visit which has information about hundreds of different jobs, including details of the training and qualifications you’ll need.

Visit the following web sites for more information

What are Apprenticeships and Traineeships?

No matter what industry you’re in, there is likely to be an Apprenticeship or Traineeship to suit your career!

Australian Apprenticeships cover all apprenticeships and traineeships. They are available in a variety of qualification levels in over 500 occupations across Australia Apprenticeships and traineeships can be full-time, part-time or school-based.


The time spent learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson. Apprentices and employers have a legal agreement called a Training Contract

  • Learning is on the job (on-job) under a workplace supervisor, as well as off-job with a training provider like the Independent Institute
  • Generally, the apprenticeship takes three to four years.


The time spent learning under a supervisor.

  • In some instances, training may be completely undertaken in the workplace.
  • After finishing the traineeship, the trainee receives a minimum qualification at a Certificate II or Certificate III level.
  • Generally, the traineeship takes between one and two years.

Important steps to establish your job opportunities

  1. Prepare and Update your Cover Letter and Resume and make direct applications for jobs.  The more commitment, both with experience and pre-employment training, the better your chances of securing a job.
  2. Make contact with Group Training Organisations -The term Group Training may not sound familiar to you, but it’s really quite simple. Group Training is a training and employment arrangement where an organisation, known as a Group Training Organisation (GTO), employs apprentices and trainees and places them with “host employers” until the apprenticeship or traineeship has been completed. Visit  for more details
  3. Get in touch with Labour Hire Companies, a great way to enter the labour market.   Lots of business’s use Labour Hire companies to service their short-term labour needs.
  4. Make contact with Employment Services Providers who offer different kinds of assistance and services. Visit
  5. Register with a Registered Training Organisation like the Independent Institute to undertake training and gather more career advice.

Visit the Independent Institute home page to view the qualifications we teach and careers we develop.

Please register your interest in our free* Career Counselling Session

*Independent Institute is proud to offer 1 (one) free career counselling session per person. This session is not linked with any funding or subsidy and does not guarantee a training place.

Details of time and location to be advised.

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