Information for apprentices and trainees

Apprenticeships and traineeships let you study, train on the job and earn an income all while working towards becoming a qualified tradesperson.  And with TAFE SA’s specialist facilities, industry-experienced teachers, and practical training, you can feel confident that you’ll graduate with a competitive edge.

Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade like construction, and upon successful completion will become a tradesperson. Trainees are trained in a vocational like business and receive a certificate upon completion.

Want to know where to start, watch this two minute video.

Where do I start?

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Looking for an employer?

If you're interested in starting an apprenticeship the first step is to find an employer. You can start by looking through job ads in your local area or making contact with employers that you think you’d like to work for. If you can’t find an employer on your own there are several Group Training Organisations (or ‘GTO’s) in South Australia who can help you do this.

The Australian Government’s Apprenticeships website lists South Australian GTOs.

Pre-apprenticeship training

If you want to gain a competitive edge in your search for an employer to take you on as an apprentice or trainee, TAFE SA also offers pre-apprenticeship training.  This training, at Certificate II level, provides basic knowledge designed to build your skills and get you prepared for entry-level positions or apprenticeships in a variety of industries. View the full list of Certificate II courses.

Why choose TAFE SA?

TAFE SA’s specialist facilities, industry-experienced teachers and reputation for quality will set you up for success in your chosen career. But don’t just listen to us. Listen to what our students have to say.

Need help?

If you need help, or have a question about apprenticeship or traineeship courses at TAFE SA, call us on 1800 882 661.

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