Apprenticeships and traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with work, enabling you to have a job while you complete training towards a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to anyone of working age.
You can do an apprenticeship or traineeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult or mature-aged person wishing to change careers.
When you finish your apprenticeship or traineeship you will have a nationally recognised qualification that’s held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.
What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
Apprenticeships typically take three or four years to complete and traditionally covers skilled trade areas such as engineering and metal fabrication however in some states the PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing is considered an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a structured program with a combination of on the job and off the job training, where you gain hands-on skills and knowledge.
Upon successful completion, apprentices become a qualified tradesperson.
Traineeships can take between one to two years to complete and offer a broader range of vocational and occupational choices. The qualifications we have on scope that can be completed via a traineeship pathway at RTT Academy are:
PMB20121 Certificate II in Polymer Processing – 12 months duration
PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing (in some states ) – 24 months duration
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership & Management – 12-24 months duration
A traineeship provides hands-on skills and work experience, and can improve your employment prospects and range of career choices.
- A traineeship is a system of structured, work-based training combined with employment.
- They are designed to help people start a career and to provide businesses with trained, qualified staff.
- Most traineeships range form 12-24 months duration.
- Traineeships can be offered to either full-time or part-time employees.
- Available to new and existing employees.
Upon successful completion, a trainee will receive a nationally recognised qualification in their chosen vocational area.