Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships provide a gateway to great jobs and real hands-on training in almost any field of employment. Whether you’re interested in a career in building and construction, business or hairdressing, an Australian apprenticeship or traineeship means you earn while you learn and gain a heap of onsite experience while you’re at it!

For employers apprenticeships and traineeships form the backbone of new employment in many Australian industries. They enable people to kick start their employment while they are learning and offer employers great financial incentives for taking on new staff.

Choosing an apprenticeship or traineeship at TAFE Gippsland

At TAFE Gippsland, we offer a broad range of apprenticeship and traineeship programs across a variety of industries.

Designed in consultation with industry and delivered in response to the region’s demand for a skilled, qualified workforce, our apprenticeship and traineeship courses provide a gateway to Gippsland’s employment opportunities and practical training in almost any field.

Hear from teacher Anthony Biggin about our engineering apprenticeships.

Hear from carpentry apprentice Jenneke Kijlstra-Shone about her apprenticeship journey.

Apprenticeship courses on offer


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Information for Employers

No matter what your business, investing in an apprentice or trainee can bring real rewards. Your staff will develop skills and knowledge akin to the needs and requirements of your business with access to flexible training solutions and nationally recognised qualifications.

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Information for Apprentices and Trainees

TAFE Gippsland’s apprenticeship and traineeship programs can help you achieve your employment goals across several career paths. When you secure an apprenticeship, you have secured a unique opportunity to kick start your career and gain valuable on-the-job experience, all while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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A TAFE Gippsland pre-apprenticeship could be the steppingstone you need to get ahead in the industry you choose. Whether you are looking for an alternative pathway into a trade career or are having trouble securing an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship will prepare you for the work environment in your chosen industry, provide you with introductory skills and knowledge and give you better access to apprentice employment opportunities.