Career Advisors Resources
ABBTF is involved with schools around Australia, providing opportunities for students to participate in our ‘Try-a-Trade’ programs at school and at Career Expos.
ABBTF offers schools a wide range of information resources to enable students to explore Bricklaying as an apprenticeship choice as a first step into Building and Construction: Please check our downloadable resources.
Some info on Skills Training Process
There are three entry points to the Apprenticeship after the completion of Year 10:
- Find an employer willing to take on an apprentice, and participate in the training.
- Undertake a full time pre-apprenticeship training course at a recognised training organisation
- Enter at the Australian Schools Based Apprenticeship level at Year 11.
- ABBTF can assist with identifying which entry point is appropriate in each situation.
TAFEs and other registered training organisations exist in all States for the completion of the four to seven weeks of annual offsite training. Training calendars vary from State to State and training institute, with some at one day a week and others in blocks of one or two weeks at a time. In remote locations, arrangements can be made for the normal offsite training to be assessed on the job. Details of the training locations are shown in the State sections of this website.