Things to consider
We understand that there can be some challenges of undertaking an apprenticeship as an adult so would like to give you as much information as possible to help you make the right decision.
You may have financial commitments such as car or mortgage repayments, be sure to do your research to see if you can make ends meet as an adult apprentice in your chosen field.
Have a look at the Fairwork website to see what your minimum wages would be.
Most apprenticeships have a four year commitment which involves attending TAFE for one day per week. Although it seems like a long time it does go really quick. If you have been working in the industry for a while, we may be able to chat with TAFE about gaining some RPL for you.
Here are some of the apprenticeships available.
It’s really important that your new career meets your expectations and that you meet your host employer expectations. This means that you could be taking direction from someone who is younger than you or completing tasks that you feel are tedious.
Read more about mature aged apprenticeships.
FACT: Adult apprentices who commence in a trade, increased from 8% to 22% between 1996 and 2018*
So, if you’re over 21 years of age and are thinking of gaining a trade, contact us to find out about our available mature aged apprenticeships.