Attendance Types for Apprenticeships

There are three different attendance types for Australian Apprenticeships:

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • School Based

Full Time

Full-Time Australian Apprentices complete 38 working hours per week. This includes a minimum requirement of time dedicated to formal training (the amount of this formal training time is state dependent and is flexible so may be allocated less frequently for longer periods).

Part Time

Each State Training Authority outlines minimum hours that Part-time Australian Apprentices must complete for an Apprenticeship/Traineeship in that state.  This includes a minimum requirement of time dedicated to formal training (the amount of this formal training time is state dependent and is flexible so may be allocated less frequently for longer periods).

Part time Apprenticeships range from 13 – 35 hours per week with a minimum hours set by the relevant State Training Authority

School-Based

Students can kick-start their career with a School-Based apprenticeship while they complete their final years of schooling. This style of Australian Apprenticeship must be endorsed by the secondary school.

Start your career while at school

This allows them to start, or even complete, a qualification that will be Nationally Recognised across Australian workplaces once they leave school; all while gaining valuable hands on experience. Where the Apprenticeship cannot be fully completed whilst attending school, the Australian Apprentice may have the opportunity to transition the qualification to a Full or Part time apprenticeship upon completing school.

Flexible hours to suit you

School-based apprenticeships are very flexible and the employment and RTO minimum hours vary for each state. The structure of your Australian school based apprenticeship is formed through negotiation with the Employer, RTO, Apprentice and most importantly the Secondary School to ensure the needs of all parties are met.  Through the endorsement from the secondary school, the school-based apprenticeship can also contribute towards credits for the year level curriculum requirements.