Apply for an Infrastructure Traineeship

Why apply?

Infrastructure is an exciting career path with jobs that are diverse and flexible.

6 great reasons to apply for this traineeship:

  • Infrastructure is a booming industry offering a wide range of job opportunities to boost your career experience.
  • Earn a salary for 2 years while you learn.
  • As well as earning a wage, your qualification is fee free.
  • You could get course credits if you choose to continue studying after the program.
  • 9 out of 10 trainees continue in the industry after they finish their traineeship, which means you could land a job at the end of your traineeship.
  • Your work helps build your region’s infrastructure for growing communities across NSW.

"I’ve always had an interest in construction management but wasn’t sure how to pursue this. So, when the opportunity (for the traineeship) became available I applied and decided to undertake the project management course as part of this traineeship.

The experience has been enjoyable, insightful and new. I’ve been learning project management and sustainability within the workplace and I’ve been investigating different case studies.

What I’ve enjoyed so far is the hands-on experience and working with different teams within this industry.

There are other options to university and if you have an interest in construction this might be for you."


About the traineeship

The NSW Government’s Infrastructure Traineeship is perfect for Year 12 students interested in developing their professional skills in the infrastructure industry, as well as having the potential to make a difference to communities across NSW.

The NSW Government has designed a 2-year traineeship in the infrastructure sector to provide paid training opportunities for Year 12 school leavers in Australia.

This new traineeship is a collaboration between NSW Government infrastructure agencies and approved industry partners.

The traineeships are office based, with trainees spending time in government, with a contractor and with a consultant.

This will provide them with valuable exposure to the broader industry, understanding the important role each party plays in the successful delivery of public infrastructure.

Trainees will study with TAFE NSW to complete a Cert IV in courses such as project management practice or procurement and contracting. The program is managed by a Group Training Organisation who is responsible for recruiting and supporting the trainees to complete their qualification. The courses are funded by Training Services NSW and each government agency will fund the trainee’s salary.

Trainees will be selected from both regional and metro areas.

"You’ll gain great, professional experience. You’ll learn what it’s like to work for a company like ours and you’ll get plenty of support along the way."

What to expect

Over 2 years, you will rotate between different organisations - government agency, contractor and consultant and develop a valuable foundation and understanding of what infrastructure is all about.

The traineeship is a paid, office-based role, and you will get to visit sites and learn all about how different roles play a part in delivering major projects, such as schools and hospitals. You will earn a salary of approximately $35,871 p.a. plus super.

Over the two years, you will study towards a Nationally Accredited Certificate IV VET course. The qualifications you can select from are:

  • Certificate IV in Business

  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

  • Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

You will have support and mentoring available. When you are finished, you can decide to go onto further study or full-time employment.

‘I applied for the infrastructure Traineeship because I had no strong thoughts of what job I might like in the future. I looked around for a while and then found the program which seemed like an opportunity I couldn’t miss out on.

I am studying project management because it’s where I could see myself in a few years time.

The traineeship has been monumental, amazing and worthwhile. The most enjoyable experience is working with the different teams. The other trainees, my supervisor and the buddies have made the entire experience enjoyable and helped me every step of the way.

My advice for school leavers considering applying is to just go for it. It’s a great opportunity that you wouldn’t want to miss.’


How to apply

Applications for the 2022 Infrastructure Traineeships are now open but places are limited.

Apply now.

Find out more

Fill out the contact form, email nswtraineeships@apprenticeshipcareers.com.au or call 02 9466 4362 (7am–10pm / Mon-Fri) to speak with Apprenticeship Careers Australia about the program.

Download the Infrastructure Traineeship factsheet

Learn more about how the Infrastructure Traineeship is managed

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