Training and Apprenticeships


Whether you’re interested in a short course to get started in your industry, a formal apprenticeship or a training course to extend the knowledge you already have, SKILLED can help you build the skills you need to realise your career potential.

Over the past 9 years, we have employed nearly 7,500 apprentices and trainees, assisting each person to become qualified for their desired career. So far in 2013 we have helped 13,000 individuals enhance their workplace skills through short courses and we are currently developing over 1000 apprentices and trainees.

Our apprentices and trainees benefit from access to great jobs with great companies across Australia and ongoing career opportunities in industries including:

  • Telecommunications & NBN
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Health and community services
  • Business and management
  • Utilities and infrastructure
  • Mining and resources
  • Customer contact

Read about the experiences of our apprentices and trainees in our case studies.

A SKILLED apprenticeship or traineeship can give you on-the-job training towards a nationally recognised qualification and allow you to earn a living at the same time.

As a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO), SKILLED is approved by government to on-hire apprentices and trainees to host employers. The GTO is responsible for the management of the quality and continuity of the apprentices’ and trainees’ employment and training as well as providing additional support in order to achieve successful outcomes. SKILLED has GTO status in all states.

Each of our trainees has a dedicated Field Officer who provides:

  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and support throughout your apprenticeship/traineeship
  • Thorough SKILLED induction prior to commencement
  • Monitoring both on and off the job progress
  • Safety awareness and safety talks throughout your apprenticeship/traineeship
  • Payroll management and administration

Find out more about the training and apprenticeship courses SKILLED can offer you.

Recognising our top performers

Each year SKILLED recognises, rewards and honours the achievements of apprentices and trainees for their endeavours with State and National Apprentice and Trainee of the Year Awards. National winners recieve a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate.

SKILLED Technical Trades Foundation

To date, the SKILLED Technical Trades Foundation has awarded over $280,000 to more than 120 trainees and apprentices across a range of trade specialisations. These grants have helped recipients purchase tools, meet job-related expenses and obtain extra-curricular tutoring.

The SKILLED Technical Trades Foundation aims to support and encourage apprentices and trainees by providing financial assistance and mentoring to help them complete their technical qualifications.

Awards are available in three categories:

Technical Training Opportunity Awards – available to those who would like to start an apprenticeship or traineeship but would have difficulty in doing so for any number reasons such as the need to travel long distances, having to relocate or not having the resources to support them during training.

Encouragement Awards – available to those who have commenced technical training but are experiencing difficulty in completing it.

Excellence Awards – available to those who have completed technical training but who could benefit from further training.

For further information on the SKILLED Technical Trades Foundation contact us at or call 1300 440 784.