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Apprenticeships and traineeships for job seekers

The national Australian Apprenticeship Program (including traineeships and traditional apprenticeships) enables you to work, learn, and gain a nationally-recognised qualification - all at the same time.

Wodonga Institute of TAFE offers flexible, work-based training and assessment. This may include classroom delivery, 'block' release, online learning, and self-paced learning materials. Our staff deliver this training across Australia.

The major benefits

  • You have a direct career pathway from school to work, giving you a head-start on your chosen career.
  • You earn while you learn, and receive a nationally recognised qualification that can be used Australia-wide.
  • You receive 'competency-based' training that recognises existing skills and prior experience meaning that you can often complete your qualification faster.

An apprenticeship or traineeship can take you between one and four years to complete depending on the qualification level, your existing relevant skills and knowledge, the average number of hours you work, and specific industry requirements. Wodonga TAFE offers apprenticeship qualifications at certificate III level, and traineeship qualifications from certificate II to diploma levels.

How to become an Australian apprentice

Before you can start your training course as an apprentice, you need employment in the industry you are interested in. Gain this by registering your details with an employment service, group training company, or job network provider. Alternatively, you can contact employers direct to demonstrate your passion for obtaining employment in their industry (this is highly recommended). Find out more from the Australian Apprenticeships website at

To discuss your particular training requirements, or to find out about apprenticeship and traineeship training available through Wodonga TAFE, please contact Learner Services.

Phone 1300 MY TAFE (1300 69 8233) | Email