Who can be an apprentice


Apprenticeships are available to just about everyone...

Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or trainee-ships) are available to anyone of working age. You don't need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do an Australian Apprenticeship.

You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you're a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers or gain new skills. You can even begin your Australian Apprenticeship while you're still at school finishing Years 11 and 12.

RTA operates in the skills needs arena and often works with apprentices, who are highly experienced in their trades and who have been unable to gain a formal qualification. People working and living in regional areas often never get the chance to fulfill a trade qualification due to a lack of local service from training organizations.

Business owners may also be apprentices and have access to the funded courses.

We encourage business owners to participate in apprenticeships by offering the qualifications to your staff.

For government information about apprenticeship eligibility click the relevant state link below.