See the real challenges you might encounter in your chosen
field and start the practical training that will help you meet them
Apprenticeships give you the chance to pick up knowledge on the job
and learn from the best - the perfect place to start a long and
prosperous career – especially in today's trade-hungry job market.
Australia is suffering from a real shortage of skilled workers at the
moment, meaning that if you choose a trade-based apprenticeship you
could be setting yourself up for a great salary. Choose skills that
are in heavy demand and fill the gap left by a generation of 'media'
graduates to enjoy job security.
One of the biggest boons apprenticeships offer is the chance to earn
while you're learning. True, many training schemes start you off on a
relatively low wage, but it's a significant improvement on having to
fund your studies while working in an unskilled sector.
While most apprenticeship schemes will have already drawn up balanced
training plans with the help of a training organisation, they are
rarely set in stone. If there's a particular sector you want to learn
more about or a set of skills you're keen to develop, your training
plan can often be adapted to suit.
Rather than learning about what you want to do in a classroom, you
have the chance to get stuck in and have a go at it yourself. See the
real challenges you might encounter in your chosen field and start the
practical training that will help you meet them.
Apprenticeships can also be tailored to make sure they last for the
appropriate amount of time. Unlike the cookie-cutter style of many
higher education options, not all apprenticeships have to sign up to
three or four-year periods of study. Instead, they can be just as long
as they need to be to pass on all of the necessary skills.
Like the idea of an apprenticeship but don't know where to start?
Check out the list of available courses at TAFE NSW to see the huge
selection of apprenticeships and traineeships
to choose from.