By employing an apprentice or trainee, you can experience the benefit of a skilled worker who understands your business and client needs and is trained for your industry. This will ultimately increase your competitive advantage by generating growth and productivity for your business.


The TAFE SA offers integrated on- and off-the-job training in a range of vocations. The courses are designed and developed by industry in conjunction with TAFE SA staff, and are taught by experienced people within industry.

Choosing to teach with TAFE SA provides both you and your apprentice or trainee with a strong foundation of practical skills and knowledge. TAFE SA offers flexible training options, including online, external, internal or customised, and monitors world trends in practices and technology to ensure that up-to-date techniques and equipment is available.

Training arrangements are planned, formalised, flexible and supported by industry. The TAFE SA environment is structured around a self-paced learning system and is competency based, which means that the focus is on skills rather than time served.

Other benefits

By employing an apprentice or trainee, you may be eligible for government incentives and subsidies, which will help to reduce the cost of training to your business. These incentives are offered to businesses which employ apprentices or trainees who are:

  • training in a skills shortage area in rural or regional Australia
  • indigenous
  • have a disability.

For more information, see the Australian Apprenticeships website for employers.

Where to next?

The Australian Apprenticeship Centre can provide you with all the information and support you need to establish a contract of training between you, the apprentice or trainee, and your chosen TAFE SA campus. The centre provides a free, no-obligation service.

Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services : 133873