School Based Apprenticeships Available

School Based Traineeships are available in a range of industry areas. See the list below for further information. If an industry area is not listed, please contact your local School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Coordinator to see if it can be made available.

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Certificate III in Flooring Technology
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This course is for apprentices and people wanting to acquire the skills  to work in the flooring technology sector of the furnishing industry.

You will learn how to prepare sub-floors and install carpet, timber and resilient flooring; apply finishes to floors; repair existing flooring; and provide advice to customers.

Total Unit Credit
for HSC
ATAR pathway

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)
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Apprentices will gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas relating to furniture making including the use of hand and power tools, selection and application of furniture hardware. furniture construction. timber selection, setting up, operating and maintaining manual and semi-automatic woodworking machinery.

Total Unit Credit
for HSC
ATAR pathway
min 4

Furnishing - Upholstery Certificate III
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Apprentices will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the upholstery sector of the furnishing industry, including how to:
- select fabrics
- apply contemporary and traditional upholstery techniques - - machine sew
- cut and apply fabric and leather
- manufacture loose covers and cushions
- prepare cutting lists, cost and estimate work
- interpret documentation

Total Unit Credit
for HSC
ATAR pathway
min 4


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Meat Processing

Metal & Engineering

Painting and Decorating


Roof Tiling



Wall and Ceiling Lining

Wall and Floor Tiling

There are many more trade qualifications available across a range of industry areas. To enquire about a school based apprenticeship in a trade that interests you. Please click here

(ICF) denotes an Industry Curriculum Framework Course. An optional HSC exam in these courses is available to contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.

The Board of Studies will add units of competency that are listed in the school-based component of a students training plan which are not currently available in the relevant ICF SBA pathway.

To facilitate this schools are asked to complete the Application for inclusion of additional unit(s) of competency to the SBA pathway of an ICF form.

To obtain details about other trade qualifications available within the school based apprenticeship program please refer to Training Market NSW

For further information regarding School Based Apprencticeships, please contact the Senior Pathways Unit