Becoming an apprentice will provide you with skills that you can apply for the rest of your career.
You need to decide what trade you want to focus on.
Complete a pre-apprenticeship or VET in schools program at school or TAFE, find on-site work experience or contact HIA Apprentices for other pathways to an apprenticeship.
You need to decide the type of company you want to work for. You also need to decide if you want to be employed directly by a tradesperson or by a Group Training Organisation (GTO) such as the HIA:
Apply for an apprenticeship with HIA Apprentices and, if selected, you’ll be enrolled in a Trade School to complete your Certificate III Trade apprenticeship. At the same time you’ll undertake practical employment working in your chosen field.
Once you have successfully completed your Trade School requirements and can show you are competent in the skills of your chosen trade, you can complete and become a qualified tradesperson.
Now all you need to decide is whether you want to continue working as an employee. You might want to start your own business as a subcontractor or move into a leading hand, supervising or management position. Some tradespeople even go on to further education to complete courses from a Certificate IV to a bachelor’s degree at university.
Signing up to an apprenticeship is a big decision and you’re likely to have lots of questions. Speak to your local HIA Apprentices representative on 1300 650 620 or your career advisor for more information.
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