Trade Pathways Program

Make your industry experience count towards getting a qualification.


Opportunity awaits

If you’ve already got experience working in a trade listed under the Qualifications section of the Program, great news! You may be able to have your skills and previous work experience recognised through the Trade Pathways Program. Simply take a skills assessment and you may be eligible for fee-free gap training. Get recognised and start training today for a career in trades tomorrow.

Good job prospects

There's high demand for skilled trade workers. With federal and state governments increasing funding for major infrastructure projects, trades workers can expect the industry to boom. So you'll have great job prospects and stability.

Need for skilled workers

The NSW Government aims to increase the number of skilled trades workers as there is a real skills shortage in the specific trade industries listed under ‘Qualifications’. So there's never been a better time to get skilled up!


Learn skills you can use anywhere

Be trained in skills that are transferable across Australia. So no matter where you live, employment prospects are excellent.

Eligibility

  • You need to be over 21 years old
  • Have a minimum 2 years of work experience in the trade that they will be undertaking training in
  • Be currently working in the industry associated with the qualification being undertaken, or have worked in the industry within the last five years
  • Not be a registered apprentice or trainee
  • Live or work in NSW
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen




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Enquire now

Email tradepathways@det.nsw.edu.au for further information.

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