Apprenticeships & traineeships

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an employment-based training program that combines practical experience at work with off-the-job training with a registered training organisation. During an apprenticeship you will gain valuable work experience and develop the skills required for a particular trade. An apprenticeship is a structured programme and usually takes between 36 - 48 months to complete.

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a training agreement between you and your employer that combines practical work experience with on-site training by your employer. During a traineeship you will gain the basic knowledge and skills required in a particular industry or trade. A traineeship usually takes between 9 - 48 months to complete.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to Australian residents of working age. On successful completion you are issued with a nationally recognised qualification. Whether you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply looking to try something new, an apprenticeship or traineeship could be your next step towards an exciting and rewarding career.

An apprentice or trainee can add value to your business

There are many benefits in having apprentices or trainees as part of your business. In addition to ensuring you have well-trained, highly skilled employees that meet your requirements, many businesses include apprentices and trainees in their overall workforce development strategy to support succession planning and skills development.

Apprenticeships and traineeships allow you to invest in the future of your business by assessing your skills gaps and acquiring the specialist skills needed to keep you at the forefront of new technologies and techniques, resulting in a more effective, productive and competitive organisation.

How can we help?

Apprenticeships Australia
Apprenticeships Australia is CCI’s professional apprentice and trainee recruitment, selection and employment service. We employ apprentices and trainees across a wide range of occupations and locations throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

Apprenticeships Australia allows employers to host high quality apprentices and trainees while we handle the associated paperwork, management issues and payroll obligations.

Click here to access the Apprenticeships Australia webpage for further information, current vacancies, and news for host companies and employers.

For additional assistance please contact:

1300 277 728 or email

For apprenticeship and traineeship recruitment enquiries please contact:

180 Hay Street East Perth WA 6004
Phone: 1300 APPS AU (1300 277 728)
Fax: (08) 9365 7550

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Apprenticeship Support Australia is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider, under a contract from the Department of Education and Training. Apprenticeship Support Australia’s services are focussed on lifting apprenticeship commencement and completion rates through the provision of support at every stage of the employment cycle.

Our innovative careers hub provides job-seekers, school students and apprentices with ongoing support including career advice, job matching and ongoing mentoring and support.

We operate from 14 offices throughout metropolitan and regional WA so we can assist no matter where you are located.

Visit the Apprenticeship Support Australia website or call 1300 363 831 for further information.