Trade Courses

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Trade Courses

If you’re looking for a trade apprenticeship course or want to get started as a labourer or construction worker — you’re in the right place. Trade apprentices work under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson and undertake 3-4 years of in-house and on-the-job training. Labourers and construction workers also need nationally recognised qualifications before being allowed on building sites and high risk work places.

Here online you’ll find the latest training courses for Australian tradies — construction industry White Cards, high risk work permits, mechanical trades, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, furniture making — it’s all here. Have a look now.

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within trades. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.


Popular Courses

There are 70 courses available for people who want a career in Trades. These are the most popular courses.

CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations is for commercial cleaners and domestic staff wanting the latest in cleaning techniques, chemical safety, and industrial equipment. You’ll be learning the finer arts of cleaning window coverings, glass surfaces, wet areas, furniture and fittings, as well...

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SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

The Certificate III in Hospitality is perfect for students wanting to work at restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes or coffee shops. Students will gain skills essential to the hospitality industry including workplace hygiene and food safety, customer service and providing advice to visi...

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52726WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering

The 52726WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering is a hands-on qualification for technicians and electrical engineers. The course covers the basic principles of electrical engineering (as well as general engineering theory) and balances the academic components with practical applica...

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52705WA Advanced Diploma of Biomedical Engineering

The Advanced Diploma of Biomedical Engineering (52705WA) is a synergy of engineering and applied science. It has a range of applications in the fields of healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Enrol and get the skills you need to maintain complex healthcare equipment and electronics, or dev...

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52708WA Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation

The Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation (52708WA) is a nationally recognised qualification for engineers, as well as instrumentation and process technicians. The course is completed over 18 months under the guidance of qualified trainers — who are also industrial automation experts with ext...

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52857WA Advanced Diploma of Plant Engineering

The 52857WA Advanced Diploma of Plant Engineering is for experienced trades people who want to learn the latest plant engineering technologies. Over 18 months of study with professional trainers you will be introduced to the working essentials of plant engineering including mechanical equipment, ...

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52677WA Advanced Diploma of Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics

The Advanced Diploma of Remote Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics (52677WA) is for experienced and qualified engineers (or tradespeople) wanting to keep up with the growing complexity of engineering tasks, software, and machinery. It’s a nationally recognised qualification and focuses on real...

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CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

Get a real start in the construction industry with the Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111). It’s a hands-on qualification — completed over 11 weeks at a state-of-the-art training facility — that prepares you for a trade apprenticeship. You’ll graduate job-ready and knowing how to undertake a...

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CPP10107 Certificate I in Security Operations

The CPP10107 Certificate I in Security Operations is the course you need to work as a licensed security guard at airports. This nationally recognised training course teaches you how to screen people using walk through and hand-held metal detectors, under car mirror detectors, and explosive trace ...

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AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

The Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology (AUR20218) is the qualification you need to obtain your automotive air conditioning licence. Completed on-campus, you’ll learn how to diagnose, service, and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems. Graduate and apply for your 'AAC0...

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AUR21516 Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning

If you’re looking for an apprenticeship as an auto mechanic, try the Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning (AUR21516). This training course is completed on-campus and you’ll walk away an arsenal of engine service and repair skills — as well as a qualification that’s recognised...

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AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

The Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR20416) is a pathway to a career as an auto-electrician. This nationally recognised training course delivers real-world skills in the automotive industry and you’ll graduate knowing how to work safely in an auto-electrical workshop, solder...

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AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (AUR20516) is perfect for anyone wanting a trade apprenticeship in automotive repairs. This nationally recognised training course prepares you for work in an automotive workplace and delivers essential knowledge of workplace safety, tools, equ...

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AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

The AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology is for qualified mechanics or new workers who want to increase their employability and skills. It’s a nationally recognised qualification that teaches you how to select tyres for a vehicle, then fit the new tyre. The course also ...

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AUR21216 Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology

Boost your employability with a Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology (AUR21216). If you have your heart set on an apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic, this nationally recognised qualification could be the head-start your need. During 6 months of on-campus training you will learn...

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AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20716). It’s a nationally recognised qualification that teaches you how to identify and inspect the mechanical and electrical systems of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. Graduate with a working knowledge of standard tools, equipment and automotive testi...

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FBP20217 Certificate II in Baking

Fancy a career as a pastry chef? The Certificate II in Baking (FBP20217) prepares you for work in a contemporary bakery, or a trade apprenticeship in bread and pastry making. In this nationally recognised course you’ll learn how to make fresh bread and pastries as well as biscuits, cookies, and s...

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52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades)

The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (52824WA) prepares you for a trade qualification in building and carpentry work. Enrol in this course if you have your heart set on a career in construction. During 6 months of face-to-face training you’ll be learning how to work ...

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RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

Get started in civil construction (eg, roads, bridges, dams) with the Certificate II in Civil Construction (RII20715). This nationally recognised qualification prepares you for work on a typical construction site and covers the essential aspects of on-site safety, reading and interpreting plans, ...

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CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning

Become a commercial cleaner with the CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning. This nationally recognised qualification will teach you how to clean and remove stains from carpet, hard floors, furniture and glass surfaces. The course also covers chemical safety, maintaining stores, and using cleaning e...

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CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction

Thinking about a career in construction but not sure if it’s for you? The Certificate II in Construction (CPC20112) will prepare you for work as a labourer on a construction site, but it’s also a great pre-apprenticeship program. Over 6-12 months of study you will learn how to safely use standard...

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CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

The CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways prepares you for work in the construction industry and gives you head start if you want to find a trade apprenticeship. You’ll learn how to read and interpret plans, take accurate measurements, and work safely on a building site — then choose e...

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CPC20712 Certificate II in Drainage

The Certificate II in Drainage (CPC20712) is a nationally recognised training course for plumbers and drainers who need the skills to work on sanitary drains that connect to a sewer and other wastewater management systems. Graduating students will be eligible to apply for a Drainer’s Licence with...

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MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making

The Certificate II in Furniture Making (MSF20313) will prepare you for a trade apprenticeship in cabinet and furniture making. It’s a nationally recognised qualification that will teach you how to use essential hand and power tools, join solid timber, assemble componentry, and prepare surfaces fo...

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MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Confidently apply for a trade apprenticeship in furniture and cabinet making when you hold the Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (MSF20516). This nationally recognised qualification helps you plan a career in the furnishings industry and gets you started with the skills you’ll need. Ove...

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