Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Our traineeships offer a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification at the same time.


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.

Benefits for the employee

Employees receive a structured learning program of Nationally Accredited Training.

Qualifications may be used as a credit towards training at a higher level.

Flexible training options

At RTT Academy we strive to provide the most suitable and flexible methods of delivery for you and your employee. Examples of how we may provide/deliver the training are:

  • On-site at your workplace
  • Part-time classroom-based delivery
  • Correspondence – course materials are sent to the trainees, with support from a trainer via phone, online and email
  • Flexible delivery – by a combination of methods.

Convenient to arrange

Appointing a trainee is simple and easy to arrange. We can contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) , a government-funded organisation, on your behalf and ensure everything is completed from sign up to incentive eligibility and payments.

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to developing a highly skilled nation, Apprenticeship Network Providers have been appointed across the country to support you and your apprentices and trainees.

They will help you complete the paperwork and ensure you receive all the incentives you are entitled to. This is a no-charge service.

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