Who we are and what we do

Apprenticeships Victoria (AV) is here to enable real and rewarding apprenticeships and traineeships for all Victorians, including: 

  • Young people just starting out in the workforce. 
  • Workers aiming to re-skill and make a fresh start. 
  • Retrenched apprentices and trainees looking to get back on track with training. 
  • Women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

There are many great opportunities for apprentices and trainees who are keen to earn while they learn, develop real-world skills, and get an up-close view of what their future career could look like. 

Apprenticeships Victoria oversees and coordinates the employment and training of apprentices and trainees across all industry sectors and areas of the state. This includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships; mainstream apprenticeships and traineeships; and Big Build Apprenticeships (BBA), which offer the opportunity to get involved in the biggest and most exciting infrastructure projects in our state.

Apprenticeships Victoria is a new division within the Department of Education and Training. We represent a partnership between the Victorian Government, major project employers and the TAFE and training system. 

We’re delivering more job opportunities for apprentices and trainees looking to start a career in the construction and infrastructure sector. We’re also responsible for broader apprenticeship policy and programs.

Apprenticeships Victoria (AV) was established in March 2021. Progress reports outlining what we’ve been up to and our achievements will be issued twice a year.