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

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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. 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.

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

Trade Readiness Courses FAQ

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.


Trade Readiness Courses are proving popular

16 high schools have successfully completed 21 Trade Readiness Courses between them. The courses included brick & block laying, painting & decorating, carpentry, plumbing, wall & floor tiling, signs & graphics and civil construction. Obviously, we’ve hit Pause for now, but our fingers are crossed for later in the year and we’ll definitely be back in 2021. A big thank you to the following schools for participating:
Blakehurst High School
Blayney High School
Chifley College Senior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Junior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Bidwell
Coolamon Central School
Gorokan High School
James Meehan High School
Macintyre High School, Inverell
Nowra High School
Orange High School
Punchbowl Boys High School
Rooty Hill High School
Seven Hills High School
Wagga High School
Walcha Central School
Think past today and look to tomorrow ... check out our TRC FAQ now.

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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