Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification.
This period is estimated to have lasted between 40,000 and 60,000 years.
The continental coastline extended much further out into the Timor Sea, and Australia and New Guinea formed a single landmass (known as Sahul), connected by an extensive land bridge across the Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait.
Nevertheless, the sea still presented a major obstacle so it is theorised that these ancestral people reached Australia by island hopping.
Employees and employers can select a qualification in their industry, help determine the training content through the development of an individual Training Plan, and discuss with a training provider how the training can be delivered in a way that meets the needs of the workplace.
These organisations are contracted by the Australian Government to provide one-stop shops for those seeking to hire Australian Apprentices or to take up an Australian Apprenticeship as a career path.