Certificate III in Electrotechnology

Anthony Cobb had his sights set on becoming a tradesman, so chose to do an Australian Apprenticeship when he finished school and after participating in work experience, his decision was cemented for him.

“I really enjoyed the work experience and knew this was what I wanted to do,” Anthony said.

“Most of my family and friends also work in the same or similar trades, so it wasn’t a hard decision to make.”

Anthony said he feels very fortunate to have gained such a wealth of experience throughout his apprenticeship.

“I’ve been very fortunate. Most of my apprenticeship was spent in industry, however I did have the opportunity to work in domestic/ commercial areas as well, so I’ve got a lot of broad knowledge.

“Everyday has a new set of challenges, or I encounter something new.”

Anthony wants to encourage other people to pursue an apprenticeship pathway knowing that, for him, having a trade is valuable and rewarding.

“When you finish your training, there are so many different career paths or fields to work in,” he said.

Anthony’s talents did not go unnoticed by his TAFE educators, and with their encouragement, he participated in the Worldskills Australia National Competition, where he won a gold medal in 2018 for Electrical Installation.

“Through this, I have learnt so much, not just about the electrical trade, but I have also gained important life skills such as communication, time management, and how to effectively work in groups/ teams,” he said.

After Anthony’s gold medal win he will represent Australia at the world’s biggest skills excellence competition, Worldskills International, in Kazan, Russia, in August 2019.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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