Learn the skills of a trade or occupation in the workplace with an apprenticeship or traineeship. You get a mix of classroom learning and real-world experience, and you get paid while you work towards your qualification. Once completed, your qualifications are recognised around Australia.

Apprentices learn a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson, while also studying off the job at TAFE SA. You and your employer sign a contract that lasts until you complete your training and you both agree that you are competent. When your apprenticeship is complete, you receive a trade certificate. Some examples of trades include chef, cabinet maker, hairdresser, electrician, plumber and motor mechanic.

Trainees also learn on the job, which can be in many kinds of workplace. A traineeship can result in qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. As with an apprenticeship, you sign a contract with an employer that lasts until you have completed your training. 

120 Apprenticeships

 

Arts and Design

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Floristry 18 months Part Time
Certificate III in Printing 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Print Manufacturing 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Print Communications 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Live Production and Services 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Building and Construction


 

Business and Marketing

Course Name Duration
Certificate II in Business 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II in Customer Engagement 3 months Part Time
Certificate II in Retail Services 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II Program in Health Support Services (Health Administration) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Business 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Customer Engagement 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Recordkeeping 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Business Administration 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Health Administration 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Business 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Project Management Practice 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Recordkeeping 12 months Part Time
Certificate IV in Business Administration 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Human Resources 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Health Administration 12 months Part Time
Diploma of Business 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Business Administration 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Government, Property and Legal

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Local Government 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Government 12 months Part Time

 

Hair and Beauty

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Beauty Services 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Make-Up 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Barbering 14 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Hairdressing 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Health and Lifestyle

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Dental Assisting 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting 12 months Part Time

 

Hospitality and Tourism

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) 6 months Full Time
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) 6 months Full Time
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread) 6 months Full Time
Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Events 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Tourism 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Travel 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Hospitality 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Boning Room) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Rendering) 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Slaughtering) 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Meat Processing (General) 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture) 36 months Part Time

 

Information Technology

Course Name Duration
Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Information Technology 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Programming 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Information Technology Networking 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Website Development 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Software Development 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Advanced Diploma of Network Security 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Mining, Engineering and Automotive

Course Name Duration
Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II in Security Assembly and Set-up 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Computer Systems Equipment 15 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Electronics and Communications 15 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Civil Construction (specialising in Road Construction and Maintenance) 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology 36 months Part Time

 

Primary Industries and Science

Course Name Duration
Certificate II in Animal Studies 6 months Part Time
Certificate II in Horticulture 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management 9 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Sports Turf Management 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Production Horticulture 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Urban Pest Management 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Horticulture 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Arboriculture 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Landscape Construction 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 12 months Full Time
Certificate IV in Wool Classing 24 months Part Time
Diploma of Laboratory Technology 21 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent