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Pre-Apprentice Course

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The following student eligibility applies to participate in the pre-apprenticeship/traineeship training:

  • Be aged between 15 and 40 at time of enrolment
  • Are no longer at school
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Must not already hold a qualification in the same vocational outcome equivalent to or greater than the pre-apprenticeship course.

How to register

When the time comes for a pre-apprenticeship or traineeship course it will be listed as a job post on our website as well as on our social media pages. We can let you know about this if you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter.

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VET vs Uni

Weighing up the options between university and vocational education can be difficult depending on which industry you want to enter. In some instances, you may only have one choice.

We’ve asked our apprentices and trainees about why they chose Vocational Educational & Training (VET) when also presented with an opportunity to go to University to which most said they enjoy being able to ‘earn while they learn’ and ‘gain valuable skills on the job’.

On-the-job experience is valued highly by employers. The experience that a trade or traineeship offers is a valuable introduction into the working world, one which teaches workforce etiquette, skills relevant to the industry and provides a nationally recognised qualification, all within a 12–48 month period.

Upon successful completion, many skills shortage industries will pay above $56k per annum for a qualified trade person, there is a higher chance for employment outcomes for qualified tradespeople and an opportunity for further study including University education.

Vocational Education

  • 82% of VET graduates who completed an apprenticeship or traineeship are employed after training*
  • $56,000 per annum is the median income of a VET graduate working full time after training*
  • Nil entry requirements and in some instances study can commence whilst at school

University Education

  • 67% of University students find work after graduation
  • $54,000 per annum us the median income of a University graduate*
  • Entry requires an ATAR

*McCrindle Research & Skilling Australia Foundation.

Already an apprentice?

  • Looking to recommence
  • Need more exposure to the trade
  • Employer ran out of work


What is a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

A group training organisation (GTO) is an organisation that employs apprentices and trainees, and then places them with a host employer who they work for whilst receiving on-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

GTOs support the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Australia by providing: employment for apprentices and trainees opportunities for employers who can’t support an apprentice or trainee for the full term of an apprenticeship or traineeship, or think it is too administratively cumbersome, to still take on an apprentice or trainee employment opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships that otherwise might not have existed.

What will the interviewer ask me?

Be prepared by researching what tasks your role will include, have some knowledge of the company you have applied to work with. Have some examples where you have undertaken projects at school or home that may be relevant to the job. Knowing these before you go to the interview will demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and know what to expect in the role.

What should I wear to the interview?

Click here for tips on how to dress for an interview.

How do I get to know about the role and company I am hoping to work with?

The internet is a great source of information. Research the company website to see what work they are undertaking, what projects they are involved in, how long they have been in operation. You can also use the internet, parents or people you know already in the trade to talk about the role. Having a good general understanding will help you stand out from the other candidates.

How long will my apprenticeship or traineeship take to complete?

This varies depending on the career path you choose. Training Services NSW has all the current information on apprenticeship and traineeship training terms.

Does it cost me anything for 1300apprentice to find me a job?

No – 1300apprentice was established to assist job seekers into a rewarding career path. At no time are you charged for any of the services we provide you in locating a job.

How do I register with 1300apprentice as a job seeker?

That’s easy – click here and fill out the form.

Should I supply references for the interview?

References from work experience or a casual role that you have had will always help you. It is preferable that you provide a fixed line phone number rather than a mobile phone number. Written references must be on a letterhead with contact details for the interviewee to verify its validity.

Have a question not answered? Contact us via this form or call us on 1300 277 736.

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