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Picking Your New Career Pathway

Earning money while developing the skills, experience, and qualifications you need to pursue your career goals can sound too good to be true.

But there are many different pathways that you can take to reach your career goals while getting some cash in your pocket at the same time. Here are 3 great options to look at while developing your career pathway!


Traineeships are a fantastic way to develop a career pathway!

Traineeships are available to people of any age and combine on the job work experience and obtaining a nationally recognised qualification.

The industries you can break into through a traineeship are broad! ETC has traineeships available in Business, Childcare, Community Services, Hospitality & Retail. Learn more about our traineeship programs and eligibility.


Did you know over 500 different types of jobs support Australian apprenticeships? The qualifications you gain while getting paid experience on the job will allow you to work anywhere in Australia and worldwide!

Apprenticeships are highly flexible to suit your needs; they can be done full time or part-time while you’re studying or working in other areas and are available to anyone of working age.

ETC can help connect you with the right employers, and we even offer our own apprenticeship program, called ‘Yes Chef‘, in commercial cookery!

Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance

Do you want to be your own boss? Starting your own business and working for yourself can be intimidating and feel like a considerable risk, but chasing your self-employment dreams does not have to be as stressful as you think!

Self-Employment Assistance can help you turn your business idea or your existing micro-business (with up to 4 employees) into a commercially viable business.

Through Self-Employment Assistance, you can:

  • Attend introductory workshops
  • Receive one-on-one advice sessions
  • Get a business health check from one of our professionals
  • Receive financial assistance towards the initial start-up costs of your business
  • And so much more!

ETC’s talented Self-Employment Assistance team can help you get started on your journey to being your own boss. Learn more about Self-Employment Assistance and eligibility requirements.

Are you an ETC customer and want to learn more about work experience options?

Fill out the Enquire Now form on this page or call our friendly team on 1800 007 400

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