Start a fully recognised apprenticeship with the Army
The Army Reserve Traineeship
and Apprenticeship Program (ARTAP) is a scheme through which
apprentices and trainees employed in either the private or public
sector may gain additional or complementary work experience in
their chosen field as Army Reservists.
The scheme allows employers to
partner with the Army by agreeing to release their Reservist
apprentices, at mutually suitable times, with the Army providing
work and learning opportunities in their chosen field, within a
This provides a win-win-win
opportunity for all parties. The apprentice gains a depth of
experience in their chosen field that may not ordinarily be
available to them, while fast tracking the development of personal
skills such as working in teams, problem solving, communication and
The employer partner gains an
employee with a greater depth of understanding and variety of
experience in their trade, while having the opportunity to even out
the workload peaks and troughs that occur in most business
environments. There is also the opportunity to share the training
and overhead costs of employing apprentices.
The Army Reserve gains a
qualified individual that becomes an asset not only to the
Australian Defence Force, but also to the nation. Defence
Reservists fulfil a vital role, as they have been involved with
humanitarian assistance and disaster response tasks both in
Australia and in support of our neighbours in the Asia-Pacific
On successful completion of
the apprenticeship or traineeship, the Army Reserve offers the
opportunity to continue to serve the nation as a fully qualified
part-time tradesperson, with the prospect of receiving additional
trade courses to enhance their skills.
The Army Reserve and employer
partners may offer the following fully recognised apprenticeships
- technician electrical
- metal fabrication
- supply operator
The availability of specific
apprenticeships or traineeships in particular areas around
Australia will be determined by the location of employer partners,
the recruitment needs of the Army Reserve, and the access by
trainees to State training institutions and qualified trade
supervisors for on the job support.
What you get
- You get on-the-job training with the Army Reserve and civilian
- You earn an apprentice wage from the teaming partner.
- You get tax-free pay from the Army Reserve.
Who can apply?
- You must be at least 17 years old.
- You must have passed Year 10.
- You must meet the Army Reserve entry requirements.
Find out about the requirements
How to apply
Call 13 19 01
Information sessions and other contacts
While Army Reserve units are located all around Australia, ARTAP
opportunities are generally to be found in metropolitan and
regional centres, as this is where educational institutions,
civilian employers and Army unit workshops or headquarters tend to
Call the national Defence Force Recruiting Centre on 13 19 01 to
find out more information about the ARTAP, current vacancies, or
for the location of any currently scheduled information