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Is an Apprenticeship the right option for you?

Apprenticeships are a way to become trained and qualified in a trade or particular type of job. An apprenticeship involves learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson. This can be a small or large employer. There are hundreds of different trades available such as hairdressers, mechanics, electrician, chef, plumber, cabinet maker etc. An apprenticeship can be undertaken part-time, however, they are usually full-time over 3-4 years.

Benefits of doing an Apprenticeship:

  • Combines training and employment and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification
  • A great way to get a head start on a chosen career
  • A pathway from school to paid employment
  • Paid work and structured training that can be ‘on-the-job’, ‘off-the-job’ or a combination of both


Did you know?

Did you know over 500 different types of jobs support Australian apprenticeships? The qualifications you gain while getting paid experience on the job will allow you to work anywhere in Australia and worldwide! Apprenticeships are highly flexible to suit your needs; they can be done full time or part-time while you’re studying or working in other areas and are available to anyone of working age. ETC can help connect you with the right employers, and we even offer our own apprenticeship program, called ‘Yes Chef‘, in commercial cookery!

Success Stories

  • Sizzling Apprentices showcase their saucy skills at ETC’s first Yes Chef Meet + Eat event Held in the gorgeous waterfront function room at Rydges in Port Macquaire, the ETC Yes Chef Apprentice Meet + Eat event showcased some of ETC’s best budding Apprentices. Meet + Eat was about bringing local businesses from the hospitality industry together […]
  • How students secure hospitality, housekeeping & cleaning jobs at Paradise Resort through the ETC WorkIT Program  With the Gold Coast tourist sector ramping back up since state borders have reopened, many hotels are again reaping the benefits of full capacity. This is great news for job seekers because it means there are extra housekeeping, hospitality, […]
  • Students in ETC’s Barbering pre-employment program prove they are cut out for the barbering industry Recently ETC ran an exciting Barbering pre-employment program for budding barbers on the Gold Coast, through the Local Jobs Program Initiative. Completing units from the Certificate III in Barbering, this short 4-week course was designed to help participants start their […]
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