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Technical Trades

Learn the tricks of the trade with our Technical Trades courses and apprenticeships.

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Get the skills to get the job done

Get industry-standard training with an apprenticeship or qualification in Technical Trades. Whether you're interested in carpentry, plumbing, or electrotechnology, we have a course for every skill, and we'll help you create a training plan that works for you and your employer. Learn the practical skills you need on the job site, and practice your abilities in our on-campus workshops using state-of-the-art equipment. We have close ties to local industry, and you'll benefit from our network of employers and expert trainers.

"An apprentice comes in on their first day unsure of themselves and then at the end of their three, almost four years, they go out and are quite capable tradesmen in their own right"

– Jeff Gleeson, GOTAFE Trainer

Why study a Technical Trade Course at GOTAFE?

The skills you'll use on the job

We work with local industry to make sure your course covers all the skills you'll need in the workforce.

The tools of the trade

You'll learn using up-to-date tools and technology, so you know how to handle yourself on a real job site.

Strong industry connections

Our Trainers have strong local connections and often recommend students to potential employers.

Free TAFE

Free TAFE is available for a number of courses that are 'high priority' due to skills shortages in some industries. Find out which courses are available.

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