Find out more about apprenticeship and traineeship courses offered at your local TAFE NSW campus or Institute, including contact details for local traineeship coordinators:
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work and structured training. They allow you to learn a trade or workplace skill and receive a nationally accredited qualification.
Apprenticeships and traineeships can be undertaken either full-time or part-time.
Apprenticeships and traineeships include:
Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to anyone of working age. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You do not need to have the Higher School Certificate nor other qualification.
You’ll need to find an employer with a vacancy or interest in taking on apprentices or trainees. The Australian Apprenticeships Centre, Centrelink or your local employment agency will be able to provide you with details of employers in this category.
TAFE NSW offers a range of pre-apprenticeship courses in skill shortage areas such as carpentry and automotive trades to help you fast-track your way into an apprenticeship. You’ll also finish your Certificate III apprenticeship qualification in less time.
TAFE NSW can also give you the basic skills to give you the edge in gaining a traineeship. We offer, for example, a range of computer courses which give you the basic skills that employers are now looking for.
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In NSW, Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) specify the requirements for gaining a credential for the relevant apprenticeship or traineeship pathways.
The VTO specifies the relevant level of qualifications (Certificate levels II to IV) and national competency standards underpinning those qualifications, as well as the term of the apprenticeship or traineeship.
For background information, industrial arrangements and certification requirements of VTO qualifications in NSW go to:
For more information about apprenticeship or traineeship VTOs in NSW, including job descriptions, lists of competencies, terms of training and links to industrial arrangements, go to:
You can also search below for further information about VTO numbers, apprenticeship/traineeship names and related TAFE NSW courses:Apprenticeship VTOs Traineeship VTOs