Apprenticeship and Traineeship Career Information

Every single person has their own special interests, skills and talents that can be taken into consideration when deciding which career best suits them.

Here is a link to a government website where you can take a career quiz to discover what kind of work might best suit your personality.

After you have taken the quiz, click on the colour in which you have received the highest result to find out more about the types of occupations which best suit you.


Administrative work may suit you if you enjoy working in an office environment. You need to have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and be highly organised. You will also need to have a professional presentation regarding clothing, hair and manner. An administrative career could include working in the following occupations and areas:

  • Accounting, finance and management
  • Clerks, receptionists and personal assistants


Practical work may suit you if you enjoy working with your hands. In this category you need to be interested in one or more of the following: working outside, using tools, making and repairing things and working with plants and animals. Occupations in this area may include:

  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Beauty therapy and hairdressing
  • Building and construction
  • Electrical and electronic trades
  • Food and hospitality
  • Motor vehicle service and repair
  • Painting and decorating


Creative work may suit you if you enjoy being expressive, intuitive and artistic. You need to be able to think outside the box and be able to visualise new designs and concepts. A career that incorporates a high degree of creativity would include the following occupations:

  • Architecture and interior design
  • Beauty therapy and hairdressing
  • Food and hospitality
  • Graphic design and printing
  • Journalism and writing
  • Marketing and sales
  • Media and advertising
  • Painting and decorating
  • Stage, theatre and acting


Social work may suit you if you enjoy interacting with and helping people. You need excellent communication skills and have a high level of empathy towards others. You must demonstrate good common sense and responsibility. This type of work may include helping clients with information, guidance, personal or physical care. Occupations in this area may include:

  • Beauty therapy and hairdressing
  • Child care
  • Emergency services
  • Nursing and aged care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary nursing
  • Youth work

Learn more about the different apprenticeships and traineeships by industry

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