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Apprenticeships & Traineeships

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 currently available.

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 currently available.

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 Skills Victoria:

For more information about Apprenticeship & Traineeship programs at South West TAFE phone 1300 648 911 or email

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