A SWTAFE apprenticeship or traineeship is a partnership between you, your employer and SWTAFE.
Your employer will teach you skills on-the-job while SWTAFE provides formal training. This allows you to learn from qualified academic staff, as well as someone who is an expert in the industry in which you’re interested.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are open to anyone, whether they are a school leaver, looking to re-enter the workforce and wanting a career change.
If you’re still at school you can undertake a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while completing VCE or VCAL.
We offer apprenticeships in areas including:
Trade papers are a certificate awarded when you complete an apprenticeship.
They’re used to let employers and customers know:
Trade papers are being reintroduced in Victoria from 2019. You can apply to get trade papers for free, as long as you haven’t previously been issued trade papers for the completion of that apprenticeship.
Apply for a trade paper
We offer traineeships in areas including:
Want to see what it’s like to work in a trade? If you are looking for a trade career, a pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get started.
Find out more about pre-apprenticeships at SWTAFE.
Apprenticeships and traineeships can commence at any time. SWTAFE supports lots of opportunities for mature-aged workers. The first step is to find a business to employ you, then a local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network needs to register your Training Contract with SWTAFE.
Visit the Department of Education & Training Apprenticeships and Traineeships website for detailed information about training types and industries, wages and financial assistance.