What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

The Main Difference:

The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that a traineeship can be within a broader range of occupations and is run either part-time or full-time, where you are employed and trained for typically between one to two years; compared to an apprenticeship, which covers skilled trades and takes around four years to complete.

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What is a traineeship and how do I apply for one?


A traineeship is a type of vocational training (training under a supervisor) where you earn a wage and learn about the industry and job you’re in! Traineeships cover a huge range of industries (over 700) from business-related fields such as marketing or administration, to hospitality & more!

We’ve included a list below with a small snapshot of some of the traineeships you could select:

 

Traineeship options:


Business:

-    Business
-    Marketing
-    Business Administration (legal, medical or general)
-    Accounting
-    Information technology
-    Events

Trades:

-    Construction
-    Hairdressing
-    Manufacturing Technology
-    Warehousing Operations
-    Engineering

Other industries:

-    Digital Media
-    Fitness
-    Property Services

The qualification you will earn upon completion will vary from a Cert II all the way to an Advanced Diploma.

You can kick-start a traineeship at any-time whether you’re at school, about to finish school, recently graduated high-school or are looking to transition into a new career.

 

To apply for current traineeships available on our website now, click here.

Can’t find a role you like? Click here to create a profile and our team will help you locate a role suited to you!

 

What is an apprenticeship and how do I apply for one?

 

An apprenticeship is also a type vocation training where you will earn a wage that increases incrementally over a four-year period, whilst also working towards qualification related to your industry. Apprenticeships are less broad compared to traineeships and are mainly available for trade based roles.

We’ve included a list below of the most common apprenticeships available:

-    Carpentry
-    Plumbing
-    Electrical
-    Automotive
-    Bricklaying
-    Floor & Wall Tiling

Similar to a traineeship, you can kick-start your apprenticeship at any-time!
 

To apply for current apprenticeships available on our website now, click here.

Can’t find a role you like? Click here to create a profile and our team will help you locate a role suited to you! 
 

 
Australian Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits, including:
  • The combination of paid work and structured training that can be on or off the job (or both!)
  • The “competency based" training model means you complete your training faster when you reach the required skills level
  • You may elect to study full-time, part-time, or a combination of both - earning and learning as you go!
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