Below is a list of useful websites relevant to apprentices and trainees in Australia.  The below organisations are national services.  Click here to go to NSW, VIC or ACT specific services.

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Personal Support

Finances

Education

Housing

Legal Issues

Health Issues

  • Headspace

A national service designed to cover four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  

www.headspace.org.au

  • Mensline

A professional telephone and online support information service designed Australian men. Includes online and video counselling.   

www.mensline.org.au

  • Kidshelpline

Telephone counselling and support, anytime, any reason for teens aged 13-25.  

www.kidhelpline.com.au

  • LegalAid

There are legal aid organisations in every state of Australia.  These government funded programs offer information about services and useful legal information to help you understand the laws and legal system in the state you live in.  Each state offers legal aid help over the phone if needed, so visit the relevant state website for more information.

 

NSW            www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

VIC               www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

ACT              www.legalaidact.org.au

 

  • Mindtools

A website offering practical, straightforward skills to assist you to excell in your career and study.           www.mindtools.com

  • SkillsYouNeed

Provides high quality information and resources that help you learn and develop the skills you need to make the most of everyday life.  Especially check our their resources about learning skills. 

www.skillsyouneed.com

  • Moneysmart

A website offering FREE and impartial financial guidance and tools    

www.moneysmart.gov.au

 

  • Commonwealth Financial Counselling

A free and confidential service delivered by community and local government organisations.  Visit the website to be linked to direct support, advocacy, referral or community education.

www.dss.gov.au

  • Community Housing

Provides affordable housing throughout Australia.    

www.chl.org.au

 

  • NRAS

Stands for 'National Rent Affordability Scheme'.  A government initiative providing subsidised rent for lower income earners throughout Australia.  To find out whether you are eligible to rent an NRAS property, how to apply to rent an NRAS property and your rights as an NRAS tenant, visit their tenants web page here

www.dss.gov.au/nras

  • Share Accommodation

Australia's biggest share accommodation website 

https://flatmates.com.au/ 

http://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/country/share-residential

  • Community Health

Provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia. 

www.healthdirect.gov.au

 

  • Beyound Blue

A national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, providing resources for recovery, management and resilience 

www.beyondblue.org.au

We recommend you contact your RTO directly for Educational support.  Beyond this, here are some excellent websites with great learning support resources. 

  • Fair Work

The Fair Work Ombudsman website, where you can source information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations.

www.fairwork.gov.au/

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