What are apprenticeships and traineeships?
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work and structured training. They allow you to learn a trade or workplace skill and also receive a nationally accredited qualification.
Apprenticeships – Usually last three or four years and cover 'traditional' trades such as carpentry, electrical, hairdressing and plumbing.
Traineeships – Usually last one or two years and provide training in vocational areas not usually covered by apprenticeships. Traineeships are available across a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.
- Paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement
- A training agreement between the employer and apprentice or trainee which is registered with the NSW Department of Education and Communities
- Structured on-the-job training
- A training program, delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (such as TAFE), through which you will gain a nationally recognised qualification.