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Applicant FAQ

What Is Living Away From Home Allowance?

Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) is Available for Australian Apprentices who are required to move away from their parents’ or guardians’ home in order to begin or continue their apprenticeship, or are currently homeless. The payments would be made weekly to assist in costs of living There are certain requirements needed to be eligible […]

How And When Do I Complete My Apprenticeship?

To complete an apprenticeship you must first be recognised as competent by your employer and training provider in all the skills required and areas of study outlined in your Training Plan. Most Training Plans are designed so that they generally allow three to four years for completion.

Can I Start An Apprenticeship In High School?

If you are still in school and wanting to begin your apprenticeship you may be able to start a School-Based Apprenticeship. If you are thinking of beginning a School-Based Apprenticeship you should first talk to your parents and your school’s Career Advisor, as they will need to agree to support the apprenticeship. School-Based apprenticeships are […]

What Financial Assistance Or Incentives Are Available For Apprentices?

The government understands that as an apprentice you may need financial help to aid you in completing your apprenticeship. In an effort to help you succeed there are a number of incentives introduced by the government to provide you with the support you need. To find out more about what financial incentives are available for […]

How Much Will An Apprenticeship Cost Me?

Depending on the level of your qualification, you may be required to pay a nominal tuition or college fee to your training provider. You may receive a reduction in your fees if you have a  Centrelink Health Care card. Speak to your training provider. For most school based apprenticeships and traineeships the government subsidises all the […]

What Will I Earn As An Apprentice?

Your wage as an apprentice is determined by the industrial award you are paid under. This will be different for each person depending on a number of factors, including the industry you will be working in, your age and how long you have been out of school. Remember that an apprenticeship is about learning the […]

What Is A Training Plan And Where Will I Study?

Between yourself, your employer and the Training Organisation you choose for your apprenticeship, a training plan will need to be created. This Training Plan will outline just what skills and competencies you will need to complete to be fully qualified at the end of your apprenticeship. These skills and competencies will be a mix of […]

What Should I Expect From My Employer?

Your employer will sign a contract with you that will make the apprenticeship official and recognised by the government. In accordance with this contract the employer will use their experience and that of their qualified staff to provide you with the supervision and support you need to complete your apprenticeship.

Are There Any Requirements Before I Begin An Apprenticeship?

Almost anybody who is willing to combine their training with paid work is able to work as an apprentice.  An apprenticeship can be undertaken in conjunction with Full-Time or Part-Time work depending on the needs of the employer and apprentice, and if you are still attending school, there are School-Based apprenticeship options that you can […]

What Industries Provide Apprenticeships?

A better question would be what industries don’t! There are more than 500 occupations nationally in which apprenticeships and traineeships are available. That is a lot of career options to decide on. Feel free to browse through the various job categories on our website for brief descriptions of the various jobs you will be qualified […]

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