Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
The Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) is a Commonwealth Government program that supports employers, apprentices and trainees during the term of an apprenticeship or traineeship.
On this page:
- Apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW
- Why become an apprentice or trainee?
- Financial Assistance
- Special Assistance
Apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW
Training Services NSW has managed and regulated the NSW Apprenticeship system for over 50 years and traineeships since they started in the 1990s. Training Services NSW staff are very experienced and knowledgeable about apprenticeships and traineeships and offer advice on:
- what you need to do to finish successfully
- finalising your apprentice/traineeship
- issuing your certificate
- conditions of employment
- what financial assistance you might get
- help if things aren't working well
- extra assistance if you have special needs.
Why become an apprentice or trainee?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to start a career or change career direction. They involve gaining a recognised qualification while you earn money and learn your job.
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine work with formal training, can be full-time, part-time or school-based, are open to employees from 15 years of age and are offered in a wide range of industries.
Find out more about getting started in an apprenticeship or traineeship.
There is a range of State and Commonwealth Government finance assistance that you may be eligible for to help you stay in your apprenticeship or traineeship.
From the State Government:
- Travel and accommodation assistance
- Travel concession card
- Car registration rebate
- Relocation assistance
From the Commonwealth Government:
- Living away from home allowance
- Assistance to buy tools for your trade
- Support for apprentices with a disability
Training Services NSW provides extra assistance to apprentices and trainees, and/or their employers, to help those with special needs.