Apprenticeships are a great way to enter the workforce or to change your career.
They provide practical, hands-on, accredited training while you work – you earn while you learn. You must be employed, either full time or part time, to start an apprenticeship. Training can be undertaken on-the-job, off-the-job, or a combination of both, depending on your employer’s needs.
The duration of an apprenticeship is between three and four years nominally. This may vary depending on your employer and your determination to complete all competencies and assessments required for the qualification.
To undertake an apprenticeship you must:
- Find an employer or a group training company that agrees to employ you.
- Sign a Training Agreement with both the employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
- Contact Box Hill Institute to discuss enrolment and study options.
You can enrol in an apprenticeship course if you are aged between 15 and 64 and a permanent resident of Australia.
Students receive payment as a full time employee while being trained by qualified industry and teaching professionals.
For more information visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or phone 1300 269 445.