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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine study with practical training to enable you to become a qualified tradesperson.

Open to anyone, apprenticeships and traineeships require you to enter into a formal training contract with an employer to learn skills on the job.

Pre Apprenticeship training is available as a stepping stone to an apprenticeship. This option may be appealing to students who have not yet gained employment as an apprentice or trainee but wish to in the future.

You don’t have to have an employer to participate in pre-apprenticeship training; however there may be some work experience or industry placement as part of the course.


  • You get paid while you learn.
  • You get a nationally recognised qualification.
  • You can start your training at school.


1.         Do some research – talk with teachers, career advisers, family and friends.

Talk with people in your chosen industry and arrange work experience.
You may like to telephone the Career Centre on 13 23 98 or visit these websites to help you find information:

2.         Create a personal portfolio and resume.

3.         Find an employer.

Go online and search job vacancy sites and research companies you are interested in for possible vacancies. Some websites that list job vacancies include:

4.         Sign the training contract.

Once you have a position, you or your employer should contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise the signing of your training contract. This is forwarded to the ApprentiCentre, who writes to you advising of the approval of your apprenticeship/traineeship.

5.         Enrol at Central Regional TAFE

With the support of your employer, you will enrol at TAFE. We will develop a training plan with you.

We offer a broad range of apprenticeship and traineeship training in a variety of industries.

Page last updated December 05, 2018