Apprenticeship and traineeships
Lachlan George, Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Apprenticeship
RMIT is the Difference
At RMIT programs are linking people with sound vocational pathways. You will earn an income while studying a nationally recognised qualification. You will gain the skills and business knowledge to become your own boss and start your own business.
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What is a pre-apprenticeship?
- A pre-apprenticeship enables you to learn basic skills in a particular field and prepares you for an apprenticeship
- It lasts for up to six months
- No employment is required.
What is an apprenticeship/traineeship?
- Apprentices and trainees are employed under a government-approved training contract
- Apprentices/trainees can be aged 15 and over
- Apprentices are trained for three to four years and trainees for one to two years
- Training can be developed to suit your needs (on or off-the-job).
The school-based programs allow Year 11 and 12 students to undertake VCE or VCAL while being in paid part-time employment and complete a nationally recognised VET qualification. The program takes eighteen months to two years to complete.
- You must be 15 years and over
- Be employed for a minimum of 15 hours per week, including structured training
- You must have the support of your school
- Parents or guardians need to sign a training contact with the
Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Students wishing to complete an apprenticeship/traineeship may be entitled to Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Check your eligibility.