Top 20 most popular traineeships in NSW

Want to learn on the job and get paid while you do it? With a traineeship you can. What’s more, many traineeships are currently fee-free in NSW. Start your search with the 20 most popular qualifications in NSW, with links to providers in your local area.

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1. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Do you want to teach pre-school? Learn the theory and practice on this course.

You'll develop a solid understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and learn how to create activities that foster children’s holistic development.

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2. Certificate III in Driving Operations

Set yourself on the road to a driving career, transporting people or goods safely.

Here, you’ll learn practical skills to drive a bus or freight vehicle. This course also covers how to safely shift materials, manage fatigue, and communicate between vehicles.

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3. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Are you keen to advance your career in early education? This diploma will get you started.

You'll learn how to plan and teach activities for pre-school-aged children and get to know the Early Years Learning Framework. You may also develop skills to manage staff.

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4. Certificate III in Warehousing Operations

Want a career in warehouse operations? This course teaches a broad range of skills.

You’ll learn to move, store, receive and dispatch goods. Other subjects include warehouse equipment operations, maintenance, health and safety and customer service. Learn teamwork and resource management, too.

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5. Certificate III in Retail

Ready to progress your retail career? This course will give you the skills to do it.

You’ll gain experience and confidence to engage customers on a professional level. You could also start to take care of store operations and be responsible for meeting sales targets.

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6. Certificate II in Warehousing Operations

Want to handle freight? Here, you'll gain the entry-level warehousing skills you need.

This course teaches you how to package and receive goods, pick and process order, and manage stock. You’ll also learn about industry regulations and workplace safety.

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7. Certificate III in Business Administration

This course will teach skills to help you progress in business administration.

You’ll learn a range of useful skills, such as typing fast and accurately, scheduling, and handling payroll and accounts. You will also learn about workplace health and safety.

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8. Certificate III in Hospitality

Want to work in hospitality? Here's your chance to launch your career.

You'll develop hospitality skills in service, sales and operations. You'll learn to work independently with limited supervision. You may find work as a hotel receptionist or serving food and beverages.

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9. Certificate III in Business

Want to prepare for a career in business administration? You'll learn fundamental skills.

Here, you’ll build practical skills to work in admin or customer service in a business. You’ll get familiar with basic business tasks, organising information and supporting a team.

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10. Certificate III in Customer Engagement

Here, you'll build on your current customer service know-how and learn to manage a team.

This course will get you up to speed on handling complex customer requests and complaints. You’ll also learn teamwork skills, and how to use performance indicators and interpret data.

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11. Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

In this course you'll learn about leadership, problem solving and analysis.

You'll improve as a communicator and learn how to put operational plans in place. You can direct your learning by choosing eight elective units.

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12. Certificate II in Meat Processing

If you’re comfortable with livestock and meat processing, consider this course.

You’ll gain the skills to work in an abattoir, learning about the meat industry, including safety procedures. With electives, you may choose to learn skills such as packing or processing.

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13. Certificate III in Individual Support

Do you want a rewarding career in community services? Start here.

You'll gain skills to work in various settings such as disability and aged care. You'll learn how to develop plans that cater to individual needs and implement best practice.

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14. Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Could you work at an open-cut mine or quarry? In this course you'll cover various practical skills, such as how to plan and prepare for drilling and how to do tests, choosing from electives like working with vehicles or conveyor belts.

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15. Certificate III in Travel

Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for takeoff in a travel consulting career.

You'll learn how to be a consultant in retail travel or wholesale sales, helping customers plan their dream trips. Topics will include booking systems, destinations and flight sales.

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16. Certificate IV in Business

You'll be a better administrator or project officer after taking this course.

You'll learn to organise meetings and resources, give presentations, and other skills. You'll also learn about customer needs, customer service strategies, website maintenance and financial reporting.

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17. Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Community pharmacists are health professionals who provide medicine to people who need it. In this course, you’ll develop your service skills and expand your knowledge of pharmacy products. It’ll help you provide a wider range of health care support services to your customers.

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18. Certificate IV in Business Administration

You'll be across all the important business support skills after taking this course.

Learn how to organise meetings and travel, administer projects and resources and make presentations. You'll cover customer service and website maintenance, too.

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19. Certificate III in Financial Services

Are you interested in a career in financial services? Take a look at this course.

It teaches skills such as business technology and regulation compliance. You'll be able to work in customer service roles in banking, credit management, insurance or financial services.

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20. Certificate III in Water Industry Operations

Advance your knowledge of water industry operations and gain more skills.

You may choose to specialise in one area such as water networks, irrigation, sources or water treatment. You could find work or advance your career as a service manager or water treatment coordinator.

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