Online Apprenticeship Night 2020

Find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships!

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Listen to our expert apprenticeship panel discuss:

  • why apprenticeships are a great career option
  • what’s involved with an apprenticeship
  • pathways to gaining an apprenticeship
  • how the apprenticeship system works
  • what employers are looking for when hiring an apprentice
  • their stories about being an apprentice or an employer of apprentices...

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Meet the panel

Stephanie Lawler

Apprentice chef

Stephanie is a third year apprentice chef at Driftwood restaurant and is undertaking her Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at TasTAFE (Drysdale).

She started her career working in front of house positions in hospitality but had always been interested in cookery. As a child, she loved watching cooking shows and liked to pretend she had her own show.

Two years after successfully gaining an apprenticeship, Stephanie says she has found a career she loves and has learnt a great deal working alongside and being mentored by the head and senior chefs at Driftwood Restaurant.

Chandler Robinson

Carpentry apprentice

Chandler is a third year Carpentry apprentice with Overland Builders and is undertaking a Certificate III in Carpentry at TasTAFE.

After spending a year landscaping, he quickly realised his passion for carpentry and soon after, continued his apprenticeship with Overland Builders. His work involves new builds, extensions and renovations.

Chandler has always worked in fields that require practical thinking and problem solving, making the transition into carpentry consistent with his skill set.

Anthony Balik

Manager-Estimator and part-owner 20th Century Plumbing

Anthony is Manager – Estimator and part-owner of 20th Century Plumbing - a Hobart business that has been providing gas and plumbing services to the local community since 1968.

He started with the business 25 years ago as an apprentice himself, and now supports the company’s apprentices with their training.

Anthony is also president of the Master Plumbers’ Association of Tasmania – the peak industry body that governs the industry and represents around 150 small to large plumbing businesses in Tasmania.

Rod Wallis

TasTAFE glazing teacher and acting Allied Trades Education Manager

Rod started a glazing apprenticeship when he was almost 16, working for Silverwood and Beck which was bought by Pilkington (Australia) Limited. He spent 19 years with the business in various roles including factory manager, commercial estimator and sales centre manager.  Rod then started his own glazing business which he ran for nine years, employing four apprentices. After closing his business, Rod was a sales manager for Viridian glass before taking on a teaching role at TasTAFE.

Find out more

If you have any questions about apprenticeships or traineeships, get in touch with our Apprenticeship Team via or give us a call on 1300 655 307 and ask to speak with the Education Manager of the training area you are interested in.