Apprenticeships and traineeships

Find an apprentice or trainee for your organisation through Swinburne's nationally recognised training courses.

An apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning with class-based instruction. You can employ your apprentice part-time or full-time. You may also be able to share an apprentice with another business.

A traineeship offers those who are already in paid employment an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge. A Swinburne traineeship combines employment with formal training, delivered either on campus or in the workplace.

Swinburne offers apprenticeship and traineeship courses in building, construction, electronics, engineering, plumbing, horticulture and science.

Find an apprentice or trainee

Contact Swinburne Hub

The Swinburne Hub is an official government Skills and Job Centre. Speak to one of our staff about employing an apprentice or trainee.

t: +61 3 9726 1450

Advertise to employ an apprentice or trainee

To advertise an apprenticeship or traineeship vacancy, visit Employ a student or graduate.

More information

You can also find useful information about employing an apprentice or trainee on the Australian Apprenticeships website. Learn about training contracts, awards, who you can employ and government incentives.

Support for current employers

Swinburne has been delivering vocational education qualifications for more than 100 years. We deliver industry relevant training and have specialist staff to provide current employers with expert advice, guidance and mentoring for apprenticeships and traineeships. We also conduct site visits to meet your needs.

We hold regular events at our Croydon and Wantirna campuses where you can get to know the trade teachers, tour the campuses and have your questions answered.

Throughout the year, our teaching staff will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your apprentices and trainees. They’re available to discuss any issues or concerns that may arise.

Contact us

t: 1300 SWINBURNE (option 1)

Apprentice attendence during training weeks

As per the training agreement, it is your responsibility as an employer to release your apprentice for training at the discretion of the RTO. Please avoid taking industry registered days off (RDOs) during blocked-in trade training weeks as scheduled classes still occur.

If your apprentice or trainee is unable to attend class, please ensure you advise Swinburne as soon as possible by emailing We may arrange alternative catch up classes if necessary.