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There’s never been a better time to start a Traineeship.

Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. They enable you to gain industry experience and formal qualifications through on the job training.

In NSW, traineeships are currently fee free* which means you don’t have to pay a student fee of up to $1000.

Benefits of a Traineeship

  • Available to people of any age
  • Gain a nationally recognised training qualification
  • Combine training and employment
  • Leave entitlements covered
  • Opportunity for a career path of further study after completing your qualification

Why ETC?

  • We can source suitable employers to meet your training needs
  • Nationally recognised training qualifications available
  • We have been delivering traineeships for more than 20 years

What Qualifications are available?



BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Early Childhood Education

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Community Services

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC41115 Certificate IV in Employment Services


SIT20322 Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality
SIT40422 Certificate IV in Hospitality
SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery
SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship)


SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail
SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management


BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

Community Services

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support


SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality


SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail

Visit the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website for more information about Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Want to know more?

Fill out the Enquire Today form and one of our Training team members will contact you,
OR call 1800 007 400

Am I eligible?

Fee free* traineeships are available to NSW trainees – including school-based trainees whose training:

  • is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program
  • commenced on or after 1 January 2020.

If you have previously commenced your Smart and Skilled traineeship training before 1 January 2020 and are returning to a traineeship after 1 January 2020, you will be eligible for fee free for the remainder of your training if your traineeship course or your employer has changed.

Each student is limited to a maximum of commencing three fee free traineeships under this initiative.

Find out more about fee free traineeships

Considering a Trainee?

Have you thought about recruiting, upskilling and training new staff through on-the-job training? Learn about the benefits for businesses.

Do your staff require training?

Want to help your staff gain a nationally recognised qualification while they work? Learn how ETC can help you train your team.



Get one of our training team members to contact you about our training services today.

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