• NEW Youth Jobs PaTH

    The Youth Jobs PaTH program was launched in April 2017.
    The program will assist 120,000 young Australians into internships to help them gain real world, practical experience in a business. 

    Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire

    For further information go to Youth PaTH and JobActive website.

  • Trade Support Loans

    Trade Support Loans are loans paid in instalments totalling up to $20,000 over four years.

    The loans are intended to assist apprentices with everyday costs while they complete their apprenticeship. Eligible trade Australian Apprentices will be able to apply (opt-in) for regular instalments according to their needs.

    See the Australian Government website for more information.

  • Trade Support Loan Fact Sheets

    The Australian Government has published a series of Fact Sheets on the Trade Support Loan initiative.

    Click through to the Fact Sheet page and scroll down to see the resources available for download.

  • Centrelink payments for Australian Apprentices

    You may be able to get income support payments if you are undertaking a full time Australian Apprenticeship.

  • Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation

    $1,000 Brickstart Subsidy ($2,000 in Queensland, $4,000 in Tasmania) may be paid to employers over the term of a bricklaying  apprenticeship.

  • The Australian Flexible Learning Framework

    The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) is the e-learning strategy for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It provides the VET system with the essential e-learning infrastructure and expertise needed to respond to the challenges of a modern economy and the training needs of Australian businesses and workers.

  • Australian Skills Quality Authority

    The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training sector.  ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. 

  • ASQAnet for Registered Training Organisations

    Registered training organisations (RTOs), and applicants wishing to become RTOs, can now use ASQAnet to make several applications, including for their initial registration.

  • Working in Australia

    For overseas enquiries - general information on work conditions attached to some visas and who has permission to work.