Difference between Apprenticeships and Traineeships​

     23 June 2021 – Australian Institute of Electrotechnology

Apprenticeship or Traineeship is the first step to begin your career or get into a specific trade.

Difference Between Apprenticeships And Traineeships​



Apprenticeship is associated with skilled technical trades such as cooking, automobile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, or engineering. An apprenticeship typically takes four years to complete full-time. Apprenticeships also help you earn money while learning.

The following are the key advantages of apprentice training:

  • Earning money while training

  • Obtaining a qualification through both on-the-job and off-the-job training

  • Learning valuable skills


Traineeship relates to non-trade certificate qualifications for example business, IT, tourism, retail, hospitality, and much more. A Traineeship generally lasts between 12 months to 2 years.

Eligibility criteria

To work as an apprentice or trainee in Queensland, you must fulfil the following fundamental requirements:

  • Minimum age (Some apprenticeships and traineeships require a minimum age of 18 years)

  • Workers who are neither Australian/New Zealand citizens nor residents must obtain a visa.

Age requirements

In most occupations, people who are 13 years old or older may be eligible for an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Apprenticeships or traineeships usually have higher entry age in their law formulation, but in Queensland for example, anyone older than 13 is eligible to undergo apprenticeship or traineeship.


You can visit the Queensland information training service (QTIS) a website for further information regarding eligibility requirements under Queensland legislation.

Where the apprentice or trainee is under the age of 18 on the date of signing the training contract, a parent or guardian’s signed approval is required Under Queensland law, each employer can decide to set their own age limit for apprentices or trainees.


You’ll have the skills, experience, and qualifications you need to advance your career or further your studies once your apprenticeship or traineeship is over.



If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship and gaining certifications through hands-on experience, you can contact us and speak to a Counselor.



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