Completing your apprenticeship or traineeship

​Your apprenticeship or traineeship is complete when:

  • you have achieved all the competencies in your training plan
  • your employer has confirmed with your registered training organisation (for example your TAFE or trade school) that you are competent in the workplace
  • your registered training organisation has entered the information received from your employer into the apprenticeship database.

Recognising a completed apprenticeship

If you are an apprentice, we'll send you and your employer written confirmation when your apprenticeship is complete. Keep this letter as your formal evidence of completion.

You can also apply for a free​ trade paper, which is a certificate issued by the Victorian Government to commemorate completing your apprenticeship. For more information, see:

If you fully or partly completed an apprenticeship that you started before 1995, we can provide you with a replacement certificate or extract. For more information, see:

To practice in some trades, you need to be registered. For information about licences and registration in electrical trades, see:

For information about licences and registration in building or plumbing trades, see:

Recognising a completed traineeship

If you are a trainee, your TAFE or registered training organisation will send you confirmation when your traineeship is complete.

Your TAFE or training organisation will provide a certificate that shows the qualification you've achieved.