Smart & Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships

“This training is subsidised by the NSW Government”

An apprenticeship or traineeship is one of the best ways to get hands-on training and a nationally recognised qualification while being paid. You can be a school student, school leaver, re-entering the workforce or advancing your career or changing careers.

What is the difference between an apprentice and a trainee?

As an apprentice, you’ll spend 3-4 years learning a traditional trade such as automotive, engineering, manufacturing, cooking, hairdressing or building and construction. You’ll graduate as a qualified tradesperson.

As a trainee, you’ll spend 1-3 years, learning a vocation in in areas such as business, information technology, digital media, agriculture, hospitality or financial services.


Undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship offers various benefits:

  • Paid employment under an industrial agreement
  • A training contract between you and your employer
  • Structure workplace training
  • Formal study and skills development with InTech which may occur on our campus or at your workplace
  • A nationally recognise qualification
  • Issue of a Certificate of Proficiency on completion of the apprenticeship or traineeship that’s held in high regard by many employers nationally.
  • A pathway from school to work
  • Get quality, hands-on training valued by employers
  • You can study full-time or part-time
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • When you study you benefit from the same conditions as other employees, like sick leave and holiday pay
  • Depending on your skill level, you may progress through your apprenticeship or traineeship more quickly
  • When you graduate, you won’t be worrying about a big debt
  • Work alongside highly experienced and skilled industry professionals

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for NSW Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships, you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or older
  • No longer at school or home-school student*
  • Lives or work in NSW
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder

Delivery Mode

  1. Workplace Visits (travel fees may apply for remote or regional area)
  2. Blended learning – a combination of on-site practical learning and online study.


The course fee is determined by the NSW provider calculator.

You may check the estimated course fee on Skills NSW.

You may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship or Fee Free Traineeship through our NSW Smart and Skilled program. Please contact us. 

What can I study under the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program?

InTech Institute of Technology is approved to deliver the following qualifications under the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program:

Entitlement Traineeship

  • AUR20420 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology 
  • AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology 

Entitlement Apprenticeship

  • AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology 
  • AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR32120 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology 
  • AUR32420 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology 
  • MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade 
  • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade 
  • AUR30820 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology 

Delivery Regions in NSW

InTech Institute of Technology delivers apprenticeships and traineeships across the following NSW regions:

  • Sydney
  • Capital Region
  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Coffs Harbour – Grafton
  • Far West and Orana
  • Hunter Valley excl Newcastle
  • Illawarra
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murray
  • New England and North West
  • Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
  • Richmond – Tweed
  • Riverina
  • Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Unsure which region you are in? Contact us or check your postcode here.

Application Process

Prospective students applying to undertake a Smart and Skilled approved qualification must complete the Notification of Enrolment Process. This includes:

  1. Completing an InTech enrolment form
  2. Providing your Unique Student Identifier (USI) and authorise InTech and the Department to have appropriate access to your USI records
  3. Providing consent to the Use and Disclosure Personal Information
  4. Eligibility criteria checks. You must providing at least two forms of ID such as NSW Driver’s Licence and Medicare card.
  5. InTech will conduct the Notification of Enrolment Process and advise of any Fee chargeable as generated by the Provider Calculator.
  6. Successful completion of the Notification of Enrolment process will result in the issue of a Commitment ID

Support Services

InTech provides a range of support services for learners to achieve their study goals. Learners who have been identified with learning barriers are supported with agreed strategies. The range can include:

  • referral to English Language Support or literacy and/or numeracy courses
  • individual or small group tutorial support
  • provision of additional resources, including but not limited to video/DVDs, online learning libraries, additional workshops, tutorials, slow paced learning

On Successful Completion

You will be provided with a qualification and Results Record on successful completion of the course. If you fail to complete the qualification, you will be provided with a statement of attainment for completed units.

As a condition of your enrolment, you will be required to complete a student training and employment survey within three months of finishing or discontinuing your training.