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. 

81 Apprenticeships

 

Arts and Design

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Floristry 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Live Production and Services 12 months Part Time
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services 24 months Part Time

 

Building and Construction


 

Business and Marketing


 

Community Services


 

Education and Languages


 

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

Course Name Duration
Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications 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 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Electronics and Communications 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations 36 months Part Time
Certificate III in Civil Construction (specialising in Road Construction and Maintenance)
Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology 48 months Part Time
Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology 48 months Part Time

 

Primary Industries and Science

Course Name Duration
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills 24 months Part Time
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 36 months Part Time
Diploma of Laboratory Technology 48 months Part Time