This time series presents a summary of training activity in apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia for the period 1963-2016. A timeline of major policy changes affecting apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1901 to the present is provided to give the summary information context. The data tables which follow present in-training, commencement, completion, and cancellation/withdrawal figures by state and territory and trade occupation, separately, for the full period 1963-2016. For the period 1995-2016, more detailed information is provided, allowing for a comparison of training activity in trade and non-trade occupations. Finally, apprentice and trainee training rates are presented by occupation and state and territory for the period 1996-2016. In order to maintain consistency with historical source publications, figures on commencements, completions and cancellations/withdrawals are presented for the 12 months ending 30 June in all tables, while in-training figures refer to the number in-training as at 30 June.