At SYC, we believe that apprenticeships are a powerful pathway to a fulfilling career. Our free Apprenticeship Support Service is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages gain the skills and experience needed to thrive in their chosen industries.

We proudly offer our Apprenticeship Support Services in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

What is an apprenticeship?


What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?


How SYC supports you

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Our comprehensive service offers a unique blend of nationally recognised training and real-world work experience. With over 500 occupations available across various industries, we ensure that every apprentice finds a pathway that aligns with their interests and career goals. From traditional trades to emerging fields, SYC provides the support and resources needed to succeed.

At SYC, we prioritise understanding your unique needs, goals, and circumstances. This allows us to offer you tailored job placements, skills training, and continuous career coaching. Our dedicated mentors provide personalised support through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, and online interactions, ensuring you have the confidence and tools needed to excel at every stage of your apprenticeship journey.

With over 65 years of experience, SYC’s network of employers means we can match apprentices with the right job opportunities. We work closely with employers to ensure a supportive and enriching work environment, fostering a partnership that benefits both the apprentice and the business.

Study assistance

If you are an apprentice or trainee and you identify as a First Nations Australian, you can apply for the ABSTUDY support payment through Services Australia.

You may be eligible if you are:

- An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian; and

- Not receiving other payments to study or train.

For more information about the study assistance available and to determine your eligibility, contact us today.

How SYC supports you

Before your apprenticeship, we provide you with:

  • Access tools, resources, and expert advice to find your ideal career path
  • Exclusive access to a range of job opportunities
  • Assistance in making your first contact with potential employers

During your training, we provide:

  • Individualised mentoring and ongoing supports
  • RTO engagement from start to finish along your apprenticeship pathway
  • Administrative assistance as per contractual requirements in ensuring incentives, and claims are paid in a timely manner for all relevant parties

After your training…

Our team provides ongoing support during your employment and assistance for any job-related or personal issues or concerns.

Frequently asked questions

What is an apprenticeship?

An Australian Apprenticeship, also incorporating traineeships, opens a unique learning pathway that integrates paid on-the-job training and formal (off-job-learnings) study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This comprehensive approach not only provides practical skills but also leads to attaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship equips individuals with a blend of practical skills and formal education, offering a compelling edge in the job market. This combination of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge is highly valued by employers across diverse industries and professions. One of the key advantages of undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship is the support provided by the Australian government. This includes funding and other benefits aimed at assisting apprentices and trainees with the costs incurred during their training, making it a more accessible and financially viable option.

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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

Australian apprenticeships present numerous benefits that can have a lasting impact on an individual's professional journey.

Apprentices have the unique advantage of earning a wage while actively working towards a nationally recognised qualification. This dual benefit not only provides financial independence but also ensures that individuals are gaining invaluable skills and experience concurrently.

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that provide apprentices with opportunities across the country. They provide hands-on, real-world experience that is highly sought after by employers. This practical training not only enriches an individual's skill set but also showcases diligence and commitment in completing a qualification ranging from three to four years.

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What kinds of apprenticeships are there?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are available in over 500 occupations, ranging from traditional trades such as engineering, electrical plumbing, carpentry manufacturing, media, electronics and traineeships across tourism, telecommunications, retail, business and financial services.

For more information and a full list of available opportunities, click here.

Looking to find out more about apprenticeships?

Take a quick quiz to learn what sort of problem-solving you'll do day-to-day as an Australian Apprentice. Click here to take industry-based literacy and numeracy quizzes.

Contact the Apprenticeship Support Service team