I want to be an apprentice

This page is for you if you are:

  • Looking to begin an apprenticeship.
  • Looking for support through the apprenticeship process including mentoring and assistance with Government incentives.
  • You would like VERTO to help you through the process.

This page is NOT for you if:

  • You are an employer looking to onboard an apprentice. Refer to VERTO’s onboarding resources available on the website or complete this enquiry form.
  • You are an employer looking to hire an apprentice. Refer to the Jobs board on the website.
  • You are a trade apprentice or trainee and you have become out of work. Refer to the Out of Trade resources on the website.

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Apprenticeships are a flexible, cost-effective way to gain nationally recognised qualifications, work experience and paid employment all at the same time.

Australian Apprenticeships (including both apprenticeships and traineeships) are available in over 500 trade and non-traditional trade occupations, so there’ll be one that suits you. They range in duration between one to four years, depending on your career choice.

VERTO's Apprenticeships team works closely with local businesses across our extensive network to provide information, guidance and support for employers and Australian Apprentices across a broad range of occupations, at no cost.

Want to discuss your apprenticeship options?

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VERTO will support you through the whole process and help you with:

  • Providing advice on appropriate pathways and apprenticeships
  • Access to our exclusive CareerGate assessment and job matching service
  • Mentoring support for Australian Apprentices
  • Assistance in accessing any State Government incentives including student concession entitlements
  • Assessing eligibility and administration of Federal Government incentives

Start your Apprenticeship journey with VERTO.

Best of both worlds: School-based Apprenticeship a life-changer for Western Sydney salon owner

With the help of VERTO, Sarah was able to fulfil her dream and passion for hairdressing by undertaking a school-based apprenticeship. 15 years later, Sarah is a highly qualified, accomplished hairdresser and owner of Signature Stylz Salon in Western Sydney. Listen to Sarah’s story to hear how connecting with VERTO was a life-changing experience for her.


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Assistance for Australian Apprentices with disability

The Australian Government provides additional support to Australian Apprentices with disability through assistance for tutorial, interpreter and mentor services for apprentices.

Want to know more about financial support for Australian Apprentices? Please contact us today on 1300 483 786 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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VERTO Ltd is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. VERTO is one of a number of Network Providers in NSW. This website does not represent the Australian Government. If you wish to access information about Australian Apprenticeships from the Australian Government, you should visit the website http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au