What’s the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
Apprenticeships teach skills in trades such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, building and construction, etc. It takes approximately 3-4 years to complete a full time apprenticeship and become a qualified tradesperson.
Traineeships are shorter and generally take 1-2 years to complete full time. Traineeships offer a broad range of vocational and occupational choices that can include Information Technology, Children’s Services, Business Administration, Aged Care or Hospitality. On completion, you will receive a national recognised qualification in your chosen area.
Most importantly, no matter what career path you choose to take, you are likely to find an apprenticeship or traineeship that matches your career goals.