Mature aged apprenticeship

There are plenty of reasons why people over the age of 21 years choose to go into an apprenticeship. Some people may have been working in the industry and now want to obtain a trade or maybe you’re looking for a career change. Whatever your preference, 1300apprentice often have opportunities for mature age apprenticeships.

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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, see our jobs board to find a mature aged apprenticeship. Most of the jobs aren’t age specific, they are happy to take both juniors and adults in a majority of cases. Apply today!

National skills shortage

Mature-age workers help plug nationwide skills shortage. Read more from ABC news on mature age apprenticeships.