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.
Advertise to employ an apprentice or trainee
To advertise an apprenticeship or traineeship vacancy, visit Employ a student or graduate.
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.
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 SHQapprentices@swinburne.edu.au. We may arrange alternative catch up classes if necessary.
Complete this form to confirm that your apprentice has completed their apprenticeship.
Complete this form to confirm that your trainee has completed their traineeship.
Complete this form if you are sponsoring the apprentice's fees.
Complete this form if you wish to vary a training contract with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. Both the employer and apprentice must sign the form. Send completed forms to your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.
- Australian Apprenticeships: Learn about employer responsibilities, fees, training contacts and federal government incentives
- Department of Education and Training: Learn about how to recruit an apprentice or trainee, including state government incentives for apprenticeships
- Apprenticeship Support Australia: Further information about apprenticeships and traineeships for employers
- Fair Work Australia: Paying wages
- Victorian Building Authority: Building/Plumbing regulations and requirements
- Energy Safe Victoria: Electrical licensing requirements