This is a practical maths course based on the current mathematics curriculum aimed at future tradies. A course outline and teacher resources are availabe at If you’d like to bring MIT to your school contact

Download the Teacher Introductory Information Pack here

Try a Trade Readiness Course

Trade Readiness Courses are open to anyone in years 9 to 12. They last five days and are like being in a real work environment. All TRC teachers are trade-qualified and the courses are industry-supported. A Trade Readiness Course can be delivered by TAFE NSW in your high school. Students will receive a detailed course performance report and will be interviewed by industry personnel. TAFE NSW is currently delivering TRC in bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, painting & decorating, signs & graphics, shopfitting, civil construction, wall & ceiling lining, and wall & floor tiling.

Download an Expression of Interest to bring a Trade Readiness Course to your school.

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School Subject Selection Flyers

These flyers are suitable for both school-based apprenticeships or post-school apprenticeships. Each flyer sets out a possible career path for the student and then suggests the elective subjects that will make that career path possible. The subject lists cover choices in years 9 & 10 and 11 & 12.

The flyers are designed to make sourcing information easy for careers advisers too. Each flyer features a strong, identifiable image that indicates each type of apprenticeship. Laid out side by side, comparisons between subject choices are simple. As a resource, they also help students and parents as a starting point to exploring the construction and plumbing industry.


Help your students make the right school subject choices

Our school subject selection flyers are designed to help your students choose the subjects that will help them get a job ... an apprenticeship ... a career. We recently added nine new flyers to the list we already had. The new ones are:
• Electrician
• Steel fixing
• Waterproofing
• Scaffolding
• Demolition
• Rigging
• Concreting
• Crane Operations
• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

To see them all, watch the slide show at the top of this page.

You can download the flyers individually or as an entire set.

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Industry statistics you need to know

Find out the very latest figures — updated monthly — for apprenticeship commencements, school-based apprenticeship commencements and apprenticeship completions.

Find statistics here

About us

Apprenticeship Engagement Forum

The objective of the AEF is to promote interest in expanding the uptake of apprenticeships to meet the future skills needs of the construction industry.

The AEF aims to meet this key objective by initiating local engagement strategies with a range of stakeholders including students, parents, career advisors and teachers.

The AEF utilises a number of promotional tools and programs as part of an engagement strategy that includes highlighting the importance of student subject selection; promotion and involvement at careers expos; and encouraging the introduction of trade readiness and pre-apprenticeship programs.

The AEF promotes apprenticeships in:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Fire protection
  • Joinery
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Roof tiling
  • Shopfitting
  • Signs and graphics
  • Solid plastering
  • Stonemasonry
  • Wall and ceiling lining
  • Wall and floor tiling

by engaging with:

  • Students
  • Parents
  • Career advisors
  • Teachers

in such things as:

  • Subject selection
  • Careers expos
  • Trade readiness courses
  • Pre-apprenticeship courses
Contact us

Apprenticeship Engagement Forum

  • Mail
  • PO Box 985
    Newport Beach NSW 2106