What is an Australian Apprenticeship


A way for you to train, study and earn an income… while working towards a nationally recognised trade qualification

Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

Australian Apprenticeships are the best way to combine training and employment and they can lead to a nationally recognised trade qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available to school-leavers, those re entering the workforce or those wishing to change careers.

Australian Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits such as:

  • The opportunity to get a head start in a chosen career
  • Paid work and structured training that can be on the job, off the job or a combination of both
  • Competency based’ training which means you can complete your training faster when you reach the required skills level
  • Existing skills and prior experience can be recognised and course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time
  • Part-time (including School Based) or Fulltime study arrangements, according to your individual needs
  • A nationally recognised qualification and skills which provide the basis for further education and training over the course of a person’s working life
  • An important pathway from school to work

Benefits of completing your Apprenticeship with DET Group Training Organisation (GTO)

  • As a Group Training Organisation, Direction Employment and Training (DET) becomes your employer under an Australian Apprenticeship agreement
  • DET coordinates your training through one of our many highly respected and specialised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) partners
  •  DET is responsible for locating Host Employers who are willing to train you
  •  We ensure you are employed throughout your training period, even if your host employer is unable to keep you on
  • You have the opportunity to be rotated amongst host employers, giving you the extra benefit of a wider range of skills and workplace experience

Benefits of engaging an Apprentice through DET Group Training Organisation (GTO)

  • The employment agreement is between the Apprentice and DET
  • DET will administer all paperwork involved with the Apprenticeship
  • We pay your Apprentice on your behalf
  • DET manages annual leave, sick leave and superannuation payments
  • DET oversee enrolment with one of our highly respected and specialised Registered Training Organisation partners
  • We provide a comprehensive induction program for your Apprentice
  • We supply appropriate personal protective equipment
  • We undertake on site assessments in consultation with you, to ensure the workplace is safe
  • Our Field Officers provide advice on current WH&S regulations
  • We visit regularly to review performance, monitor progress and provide feedback
  • We provide support and counseling services
  • We ensure you gain access to all available Government incentives and support services

DET provides the link between business and Apprentices or Trainees