Infrastructure Traineeship for Year 12 school leavers

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.

About the traineeship

The Infrastructure Traineeship program is a great way for Year 12 school leavers to gain valuable on-the-job experience, training and nationally recognised qualifications over 2 years.

As an Infrastructure Trainee, you will start your career in a growing industry with many opportunities for progression. After finishing the program, you can choose to work on larger projects or get more experience with different companies.

Trainees study 1 day per week with TAFE NSW towards a BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business, BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting while working. Studying through TAFE not only allows you to pursue further qualifications, but your newly developed skills can help you find other employment during the program or right after graduating.

There are exciting opportunities available in the public and private sector so if you're keen to get involved in some of our country's most important infrastructure projects then this traineeship is for you.

Traineeships are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Download the Infrastructure Traineeship factsheet

Why apply?

Successful applicants can look forward to many benefits:

  • Infrastructure is a booming industry offering a wide range of job opportunities to boost your career experience.
  • You can 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.
  • As many as 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.
  • The work that you do helps to build your region’s infrastructure for growing communities across NSW.

Get in touch

Fill out the contact form or email

Or call 02 9466 4362 from Monday to Friday between 7 am and 10 pm to speak with Apprenticeship Careers Australia.

What trainees are saying

Infrastructure Traineeships
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.

Calvin Drury - 2021 trainee


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