If you’re thinking of starting an apprenticeship or traineeship, Major Training can support you throughout this process. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we have the resources to arrange custom training solutions and apprenticeships in QLD.
Allowing you to earn while you learn, apprenticeships & traineeships involve being taught a skilled trade through a combination of practical learning and school-based study.
To help you realise your career ambitions, Major Training can give you essential information on the steps involved with earning an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Starting an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Like most employment opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships can be highly competitive. Major Training work in partnership with the Australian Apprenticeship Networks to offer apprentice training plans tailored to your needs.
You don’t need to hold a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to start an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can start this type of qualification whether you’re leaving school, changing careers, or looking to have your existing skillset formally recognised.
However, apprenticeships and traineeships still come with eligibility requirements in QLD. These requirements relate to:
- Employment Status
- Visa restrictions
- Training arrangements
Apprenticeship Training Courses
We offer a wide range of training courses for apprentices and trainees across industries such as engineering, civil construction, carpentry, automotive, and painting and decorating. By arranging your apprenticeship through Major Training, you can choose from the following apprenticeship training courses:
- Certificate III in Carpentry
- Certificate III in Painting and decorating
- Certificate III Plant Operations in Civil Construction (Plant Operations)
- Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
- Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
- Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
- Certificate IV in Engineering
- Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
We can also assist you with securing the following traineeship courses:
- Certificate III in Concreting
- Certificate III in Civil Construction General
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
For more information on apprenticeships and traineeships, please contact Major Training to discuss your options today. We can assist you with finding the right training plan, and will work with you to improve your career prospects.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a formal training arrangement between an apprentice and an employer involving a combination of on-the-job training and formal study.
What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
Traineeships prepare students to work in various industries, such as concreting or business. Apprenticeships develop the skills needed to perform a skilled trade, such as carpentry.
How long does it take to finish an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Most apprenticeships take 3-4 years full-time to finish. Traineeships are typically shorter, lasting for 1-2 years full-time. These timeframes can differ depending on the type of training and the student’s ability to learn new skills (early completion may be available if the student can demonstrate the required competencies). Part time and school based apprenticeships and traineeships are generally twice as long.
Who can apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are open to anyone of working age in Australia, although eligibility criteria apply to all applicants. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to apply for an apprenticeship, your parent or guardian must provide a signed consent form. Your registered address must be in the same state or territory as your employer and you’ll need to work for them on a full-time or part-time basis (casual workers cannot apply).
Additionally, most apprenticeships and traineeships are only open to people with full working rights in Australia, although visa holders may qualify depending on their visa restrictions. For more information on who can apply, learn more about the eligibility criteria here.
What types of apprenticeships or traineeships are there?
There are hundreds of different apprenticeships and traineeships to choose from in Australia. From hairdressing to carpentry, apprenticeships cover a broad range of trade-related occupations, while traineeships encompass vocational industries.
What do I get when I finish an apprenticeship or traineeship?
You’ll get a nationally recognised qualification that will open doors to employment opportunities across Australia.
How much do apprenticeships or traineeships pay?
Pay rates for apprenticeships and traineeships can vary depending on the industry, your age and your location. Learn more about apprenticeship and traineeship minimum wages here.
Can you do an apprenticeship part-time?
Yes. In most cases, you must be rostered to work at least 15 hours per week to do an apprenticeship on a part-time basis.
Can you do two apprenticeships at the same time?
It’s possible to do two apprenticeships at once, but typically only if both training contracts are undertaken on a part-time basis. If you wish to do two apprenticeships at the same time, you’ll need to discuss this with your employer and RTO.
Do you get holidays on an apprenticeship?
Yes. Apprentices have the same entitlements as all employees, including holiday pay.