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Apprenticeship/traineeship out-of-trade register is a free service funded by the Department of Education and Training to support out-of-trade apprentices and trainees to re-enter their chosen trade.

Information for apprentices and trainees

To be eligible for assistance from, apprentices and trainees will be required to meet the following criteria:

Apprentices and trainees interested in registering with this service can complete the Apprentice register form on the website.

Registering your details on the Out-of-Trade Register does not guarantee employment.

Cancelled apprentices and trainees should also consider other avenues for assistance such as:

Is your training up-to-date?

Apprentices and trainees whose training contracts have been cancelled, may be eligible for assistance to attend a training organisation to assist them to re-enter a training contract. Apprentices and trainees looking to complete any outstanding training with a training organisation, can find further details on the ATF-015 Training assistance for cancelled apprentices and trainees form.

Entering into an apprenticeship or traineeship for the first time?

If you are interested in commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship for the first time, please visit our apprentices & trainees section for more information on becoming an apprentice/trainee.

Information for employers

If you are interested in employing an out-of-trade apprentice or trainee, you can search the out-of-trade register on the website and complete the Employer register form once you have identified a suitable apprentice or trainee. will contact you to arrange an interview with the selected apprentices/trainees.

You may also wish to contact direct by sending them an email or telephoning 1800 819 747.

For employers who are looking at recruiting an out-of-trade apprentice/trainee as their first apprentice/trainee, please see the business section to find out more about employing an apprentice/trainee. 

This page was last updated at 15-June-2016
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