Traineeships & Apprenticeships

SuniTAFE can give you the practical skills and knowledge you need for your career.

A traineeship or apprenticeship is a partnership between you, your employer and SuniTAFE.  

Your employer will teach you skills on-the-job while SuniTAFE provides formal training. 

If you’re still at school you can undertake a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while completing VCE or VCAL.  

Traineeship, Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship courses are available across and range of industry and trade areas.


Traineeships take between 1 and 2 years to complete.  This is a great way to work either full time or part time while gaining a formal qualification. 

Industry areas at SuniTAFE include:
  • Beauty 
  • Business and Accounting 
  • Children’s Services 
  • Hospitality 
  • Health and Community Services 
  • Information Technology 
  • Automotive 
  • Work Health and Safety 
  • Wine Operations 
  • Agriculture and Horticulture


Apprenticeships focus on trades and take anywhere between 2 and 4 years to complete.  This is a great way to gain accredited training while you work.  

Industry areas at SuniTAFE include:
  • Electrical 
  • Building 
  • Plumbing 
  • Commercial Cookery 
  • Horticulture 
  • Automotive and Engineering 

Every trainee and apprentice needs to be employed by a business and have a Training Contract, which is organised through a local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.