Apprenticeships are available for most trades – hairdresser, mechanic, electrician, chef, plumber and cabinet maker to name a few – while traineeships are available for a range of industries including technical production, HR, project management, early childhood education and more.
They can be full-time, part-time or school-based (initiated while still at school).
Why your business should take on an apprentice or trainee
When you employ an apprentice or trainee, you give your business the benefit of a skilled worker who understands your needs. This increases your competitive advantage by generating growth and productivity. Funding is available for many apprenticeships and traineeships.
For Employers - where do I start?
Here’s how to register an apprentice or trainee using TAFE SA as your preferred training provider:
|1||Select a person to sign up as an apprentice or trainee.|
|2||Select an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP - see below) to assist you in setting up the contract of training.|
|3||Ask your ANP if your organisation is eligible for government incentives/support.|
|4||Having chosen TAFE SA as the preferred training provider, we will complete a training plan with you and your new apprentice or trainee, tailored to your organisation’s needs.|
|5||The State Government’s Regulation and Contract Management will assess the contract of training application and advise you in writing of the decision.|
|6||TAFE SA will contact the apprentice or trainee to commence their training.|
|7||Upon successful completion of the qualification the apprentice or trainee will be issued with a parchment.|
Apprentices/Trainees with a Disability (DAAWS)
All TAFE SA students, including apprentices and trainees can receive assistance through Student Services.
The ‘Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support’ (DAAWS) scheme is a Commonwealth-funded initiative which supports apprentices/trainees to help them reach their potential as skilled workers.
The scheme may provide support for the off-the job component of your apprenticeship/traineeship, including mentoring, tutoring and interpreting.
For more information, contact one of our student services officers or your Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider: