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Your future career starts with us

Gain valuable knowledge and on-the-job experience on the way to becoming a fully qualified tradesperson by joining the HIA Apprentices program.

Your future career starts with us

Gain valuable knowledge and on-the-job experience on the way to becoming a fully qualified tradesperson by joining the HIA Apprentices program.

It's an exciting time when you're first deciding what you would like to do in your career. The construction and building industry offers you a world of opportunity to gain real-life skills that can be used across many different sectors. We have seen many apprentices who started out just like you that have become very successful builders and business owners.  

Shape your future by learning from the best in the building industry

Our apprentice program guarantees that you will learn every facet of the industry that you need to know from the most experienced and skilled HIA members. You will learn on the job training and mentoring with a mix of training courses to make sure you become a fully qualified tradesperson. You can then decide if you want to continue working for someone else or whether you want to become your own boss. 

Become a HIA apprentice

What apprenticeships do we offer?

Maybe building dream homes is where your career lies or creating something from scratch with timber. HIA offers a wide range of apprenticeships to choose from.

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Why you should become a HIA apprentice?

The sky's the limit for what you can achieve as a HIA apprentice, whether it's building homes, cabinetmaking and carpentry or painting and decorating. Find out where we can take you.

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How do HIA apprenticeships work?

We offer guidance and mentoring to help unlock your full potential for a successful building career.

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How do I apply for a HIA apprenticeship?

It's easy to become a HIA apprentice. Follow six simple steps to starting your new career.

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Your future career starts with us.

Take the opportunity to gain real-life skills across various trades in the residential construction industry.

Find out where we can take you.

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Why become a part of the building industry?

As a vital Australian industry we rely on the support of our current skilled workforce but we need you, the next generation to help lead the way in growing and shaping the way forward for future generations of qualified builders and tradespeople.   

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