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 in building and plumbing 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 providing the school also has the Mathematics in Trades pathway as part of its curriculum. 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, wall & ceiling lining, and wall & floor tiling.

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.


The Wagga MITP Implementation Workshop — what a day!

The AEF was very excited when 37 maths teachers from 34 schools turned up at the Wagga Maths in Trades Implementation Workshop recently. There was a serious amount of talking, making of plans, asking of questions and not a little to-ing and fro-ing. We count it a huge success. Thank you everyone for coming along. We hope all goes well for you when you introduce MITP to your students next year. A particular thank you to Nathan Cooper from the RIEP who was a big help to us.

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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.

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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