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Apprenticeships


WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Most people have heard of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships used to be only in traditional trade areas like plumbing, carpentry and automotive mechanics etc. These days to keep up with changes in the workforce and the changing nature of work, apprenticeships now cover many areas. Batchelor Institute offers apprenticeships in Business Studies.

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a contract between three parties: the employee, employer and the Registered Training Organisation (RTO), all agreeing that the employee will undertake formal training. The employer and a RTO form a training partnership to ensure that the apprentice receives training and qualifications to nationally recognised standards. Training is completed at the worksite by the workplace supervisor. The RTO provides training support and resources and completes the assessment of competencies.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRAINEESHIP AND AN APPRENTICESHIP?

An apprenticeship is a three to four year qualification. Both of these require that you are in full or part-time employment

WHO CAN APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING THROUGH BATCHELOR INSTITUTE?

Batchelor Institute is dedicated to the education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, so you will need to identify with this group. Additionally apprentices are required to be employed for at least 48 days in a year. In some instances additional industry criteria apply.

WHY DO AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprentices gain Australian Quality Framework qualifications which are nationally recognised. Entry level starts at Certificates I & II, while potential apprentices can be assessed on prior knowledge, enabling them to enter at a higher level. Qualifications range up to an advanced diploma level. Apprentices are not required to leave the workplace or workforce to undertake training, unless industry specified. On–campus workshops may also be offered from time to time. Benefits for employers include gaining a skilled staff member while the Australian and Territory Governments provide attractive incentives. For information on employer incentives contact Australian Apprenticeships NT.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

To apply for an apprenticeship contact Australian Apprenticeships NT to discuss the apprenticeship options available. This is also an opportunity for you to nominate Batchelor Institute as your preferred Registered Training Organisation.

To see courses currently offered by Batchelor Institute through an Apprenticeship, see NT Apprenticeships and Traineeships Database.

CAN YOU COMMENCE AN APPRENTICESHIP WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL?

To become a school-based apprentice you are required to be at least 15 years of age and have the permission of your school, parent/guardian, employer and training organisation. Additionally, you must be in paid employment for 15 or more hours per week. There are approximately 25 school based apprenticeships on offer in the Northern Territory.

WHERE CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS?

Freecall: 1800 677 095
Australian Apprenticeships NT: Freecall 1300 137 130

WHERE DO EMPLOYERS GET INFORMATION ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS?

Employers may contact the Australian Apprenticeships NT for advice on apprenticeships and Government incentives.

EMPLOYMENT

Courses completed can lead to employment, promotion and further education.
The Apprenticeship Lecturers can provide more information about career opportunities.

CONTACT

Freecall: 1800 677 095
Email: studentprogression@batchelor.edu.au