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. 

109 Apprenticeships


Arts and Design


Building and Construction


Business and Marketing


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 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Barbering 42 months Part Time
Certificate III in Hairdressing 42 months Part Time


Health and Lifestyle

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Dental Assisting 12 months Part Time
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting 24 months Part Time


Hospitality and Tourism


Information Technology


Mining, Engineering and Automotive


Primary Industries and Science