Become an Apprentice or Trainee

Apprentices and trainees are employed through a formal process of job advertisements, interviews and assessments. They are then placed with host businesses for an agreed period.

HVTC has a large number of employers ranging from small and medium sized to large businesses, all who want to hire apprentices and trainees and are willing to help train them.

HVTC will handle all the paperwork and records for our apprentices and trainees and manage the payroll function as well as all other statutory employment obligations.

All you have to do is go to our Vacancies page to sign up now or contact us for more details about specific trades and courses on offer.

We aim to recruit our quality apprentices and trainees through a fair and equitable process. When positions become available they are advertised under the Vacancies section of our website.

Applicants are able to create a profile and register interest in roles at HVTC. An email alert function can be created in the Candidate Profile to receive notification of new vacancies added in the trade and location specified as they are advertised.

Each vacancy advertisement will detail the specific application instructions. In all instances applicants are required to complete the online questions in order to be considered for the role.

Applicants must also provide a cover letter addressing the specific selection criteria in the job advertisement, with a current resume outlining skills, qualifications and employment history.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive acknowledgement of your application by automated response email.

Once the vacancy advertisement has closed, the recruitment process may include (in any order) the following steps:

  • Shortlisting
  • Phone interviews
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Pre-employment medical assessment
  • Group assessments
  • Formal behavioural interviews
  • Background checks eg: Working with Children and Police checks
  • Referee checks
  • Second round/host employer interviews
  • Offer of employment

 Unsuccessful applicants will be notified formally by email.

Interested in an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

Submit an expression of interest below and someone from our team will contact you for more information!

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A to Z listing of apprenticeships and traineeships

Aged care


Animal Care and Management


Asset Maintenance

Automotive Mechanical - Heavy Commercial

Automotive Mechanical - Light Vehicle  

Beauty Services

Beauty Therapy

Boat Building - Marine Craft Construction


Business Administration

Cabinet Making

Caravan Operations - Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

Carpentry and Joinery

Children Services

Civil Construction

Community Services


Conservation and Land Management

Construction Carpentry


Local Govt (Enviro Health & Bldg Assess)

Education Support - School Support Services

Electrotechnology Air Con and Refrigeration

Electrotechnology - Data & Voice Comm.

Electrotechnology Electrician

Engineering - Fabrication

Engineering - Mechanical

Financial Services

Food Processing



Health Services



Information Technology

Laboratory Operations - Laboratory Skills


Library/Information Services

Local Government (Regulatory Services)



Meat Processing

Outdoor Power Equipment

Painting & Decorating


Printing & Graphic Arts

Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

Retail Services

Roof Plumbing

Rural Skills



Signcraft-Off-site Construction

Spatial Information Services

Sport & Recreation

Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Technical Textiles & Non-wovens


Transport & Logistics

Underground Coal Mining

Veterinary Nursing

Wall & Ceiling Lining

Wall & Floor Tiling

Water Industry Operations

Zoo - (Animal Care & Management)

Plus many more...