Women in Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Victoria rolls out trade opportunities for Victorian women

These trailblazing projects have been launched to recruit more women to take the first steps in a fulfilling and rewarding career in a trade.

Funded by the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, these innovative projects will create career pathways for female apprentices in male-dominated trades.

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Accelerating Women in Auto

Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce

Aim: To create opportunities for 60 women to enter the industry with the Certificate II Automotive Servicing course.

WAVE Women in Electrical

Electrical Trades Union

Aim: To invite 100 women to a Try a Trade Day then recruit 30 women to start a pre-apprenticeship scheme.

Women in Plumbing

Master Plumbers

Aim: To tackle perceptions that prevent women considering plumbing and address hurdles that stop women making a career change.


Trades Women Australia

Aim: An online café as focal point for women, influencers and employers to raise awareness and connect women with an estimated 150 apprentice and trainee job opportunities.

Women in STEM


Aim: To recruit 30 women into apprenticeships in engineering and 20 into traineeships in ICT and Industry 4.0.

Female Specific Apprenticeship Pathway

National Fire Industry Association

Aim: To recruit 30 female school leavers into the fire protection industry, provide pre-apprenticeship training and connections with employers.

Women and Their Trade

NECA Education & Careers

Aim: To recruit 25 women looking to change careers, providing a wage subsidy (to remove the age disincentive for women over 21) and other support to enable the women to complete their apprenticeship.

Women Only

Apprenticeship Employment Network

Aim: To deliver eight all-female pre-apprenticeship programs for 120 women across Victoria.

Women on Track


Aim: To recruit 10 women into entry-level roles and provide paid study and specific support to work in the rail industry.