What is an Apprenticeship?

A combination of paid work and off-the-job training (college) that, if successfully completed, will gain you a nationally recognised trade qualification.
Your skill training is provided on-the-job, and, depending on the requirements of your chosen vocation, you will undergo off-the-job training at a recognised TAFE college or registered training provider.

Most apprenticeships are competency based, and will take about 3 to 4 years to complete, although in certain circumstances, provided you have achieved all the required competencies, you may complete earlier.