Apprenticeship and traineeship head start

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) offer fee-free pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship courses that may include work experience with host employers.

The Apprenticeship and traineeship head start initiative helps students unlock their futures through fee-free accredited training. By completing pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship courses, students get to try out career pathways of interest, gain nationally recognised units of competency, and earn credit that can be put towards full apprenticeship or traineeship courses.

Initiative activities include:

  • Facilitated training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) leading to 3-4 nationally recognised units of competency.
  • Potential work experience with a host employer.

If you are a Group Training Organisation or employer looking to get involved in the program, contact the team at

Initiative courses for Term 2, 2023

Following a successful expression of interest, 38 part-qualification courses will be offered to selected students throughout Term 2 in the following industries:

  • Aged Care
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Automotive
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Transport/Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Beauty
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hospitality
  • Timber and Hardware sales
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