South West TAFE is a recognised leader in the delivery of Apprenticeships &
Traineeships, offering a range of courses across many occupations.
Programs are designed to meet the increasingly diverse needs of industry. Programs
are developed to ensure skill outcomes are relevant to businesses and meet the needs
of the specific qualifications.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships combine structured on and off the job training
with paid employment. They may be delivered on the job (workplace based), block
release (blocks of studying combine with work), or a combination of both. To undertake
an Apprenticeship or Traineeship you must be employed.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships are an excellent way to kick start your career. If you
are still at school you may undertake a school based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
while finishing your VCE or VCAL. Many opportunities exist for school leavers and
mature workers to undertake Apprenticeships and Traineeships – bringing commitment
and experience to their industry.
Benefits to apprentices
There are a number of Government benefits and assistance available to Australian
Apprentices. These benefits may change and you should refer to the Australian Apprenticeships website for information of those
Benefits to employers
The Australian Government offers a range of incentives for eligible employers of
apprentices and/or trainees, particularly in areas of recognised skills shortages.
Assistance for employers of Australian Apprentices is subject to change and you
should refer to the Australian Apprenticeships website for information of assistance
Apprenticeship/Traineeship courses delivered at South West TAFE:
Go to Courses - Apprenticeships & Traineeships to view student course list.
More information on Apprenticeships & Traineeships download the brochure from
For more information about Apprenticeship & Traineeship programs at South West
TAFE phone 1300 648 911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org