Citizenship and residency status requirements to undertake apprenticeship or traineeship
Issued: 19 February 2015
Updated: 11 May 2016
A person seeking to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship in NSW, must meet one of the following citizenship or residency status eligibility requirements.
They must be:
- an Australian citizen; or
- a foreign national with permanent residency; or
- a New Zealand passport holder who has been resident in Australia for at least six months; or
- hold one of the visa sub classes on the attached Visa Information for Apprenticeships and Traineeships List.
A person (the employer) has a legal responsibility to ensure that the apprentice or trainee meets the above requirements.
Manager - Vocational Training Unit