Australian Apprenticeships can be the best way to combine training and employment and they can lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. Australian Apprenticeships are available to school-leavers, those re-entering the workforce, or those wishing to change careers. Australian Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits, they: Involve paid work and structured training that can be on or off the job; or a combination of both Are structured around "competency based" training which means individuals can complete their training faster when they reach the required skills level Enable existing skills and prior experience to be recognised with some course credit granted, potentially reducing formal training time Are available as full-time or part-time, also as part-time while still attending secondary school Lead to nationally recognised qualifications and skills which provide the basis for further education and training over the course of a person’s working life Can be a great pathway from school to work to pursue your career choice. For students wishing to pursue an Austalian Apprenticeship but also wanting to complete their secondary schooling certificates they may wish to explore an Australian School-based Apprenticeship.