Infrastructure Traineeships

Are you a 2022 or 2023 Year 12 school leaver? The NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship Program is a great way to earn while getting valuable on-the-job experience that supports the growth of metro and regional communities across New South Wales. 

The industry demand for skilled people is high with 9 out of 10 trainees that will continue to work in the sector after completing the Infrastructure program. In this 2-year program you will gain experience across difference sectors like government, industry and consultancy. Choose between a Cert IV in Project Management, Procurement & Contracting or Business.

Traineeships to choose from:

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Our virtual recruitment assistant Charlie will take you through the first part of the application process. If you're eligible, you’ll be invited to schedule an interview with one of our recruitment consultants. Simple as that!

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The quick facts:

  • Start date: March 2024 
  • Length: 2 years (Full time paid work, while studying at TAFE NSW)
  • Fees: None
  • Requirements: Completion of Year 12 in 2022 or 2023 in Australia, with Australian working rights or right to study in Australia.
  • Places100 spots available
  • Locations: Greater Sydney, Newcastle, Illawarra and Regional NSW Areas
  • Qualifications: Nationally recognised Certificate IV

Hear from our trainees who have joined the program

Infrastructure testimonial from Natalie Carruthers

Get an insight from Natalie Carruthers!

Natalie Carruthers is completing her Certificate IV in Project Management Practice through the infrastructure program. Not only does she get support and guidance - the program also gives her a 360 degree experience in the infrastructure industry with support. 

Natalie has described her experience with the program so far as "Life-changing, eventful and fulfilling" and the advice she would give to school leavers who are considering applying is "Just apply! It is seriously life-changing! You not only gain experience in the infrastructure industry, you become further independent and grow as an individual."

NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship, a road to a fulfilling career for school leavers!

Hear from our trainees who have joined the program and how it has paved a way after leaving school for a rewarding career and pathway towards pursuing a higher education through University degrees. 

Gain insights about how they achieved their career pathways, the diverse skill sets they have gained through different roles, and the impact that they have had while working in remote communities.

Chat to our virtual recruitment assistant Charlie and find out if the Infrastructure Traineeship program is for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a type of vocational training (training under a supervisor) where you will earn a wage and complete a course at the same time. A traineeship is just like an apprenticeship, but often takes place in an office environment. These traineeships take 24 months to complete and upon completion you will receive a Certificate IV in your chosen field.

Yes, you will need to attend TAFE online courses outside of the workplace.

If you are successful, you will earn $38,000 annual salary*
*Based on NSW Traineeship award wage

If you are successful, you will start in March 2024 after the summer holidays.

Still got questions?  

Send us your details and we'll be in touch to answer any questions. Or if you prefer, you can call us any time (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) on 1300 765 155.