Apprenticeships and Traineeships

You may not realise this, but  apprenticeships and traineeships are available for anyone of working age.

You don’t have to be a school leaver – you just have to be employed, or about to be employed! In fact, many apprentices and trainees these days have already spent some time in the workforce and are looking to change careers.

The benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship include being able to:

  • earn while you learn
  • graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
  • undertake training on-the-job at your workplace, off-the-job at TasTAFE, or a combination of both
  • develop new and existing skills under the guidance of your employer and TasTAFE’s teachers.

The length of training will vary according to the qualification and any prior experience and training you may have. Traineeships typically take between six months and two years, while apprenticeships are usually three or four years.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships can be done on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Apprenticeships are offered at Certificate III level, whereas Traineeships are generally available from Certificate II through to the Advanced Diploma level.

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