An Apprenticeship or Traineeship combines practical work experience, a paid job and nationally accredited training in one simple package. Apprenticeships generally last four years and cover traditional trades such as building and construction, electrical, automotive, engineering, manufacturing, hairdressing and cooking. Traineeships last between one and two years and cover a much wider range of occupations including agriculture, business and leadership.

Anyone of legal working age, whether they are school leavers or mature-age people wanting to change careers or re-enter the workforce, can apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship.

A Ballarat apprenticeship or traineeship will place you with a local business, where you will receive hands-on practical training, work experience, and personalised career advice and support, all while completing a nationally recognised course and getting paid as you learn!

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Skillinvest apprenticeships

Becoming an apprentice or trainee is a great way to combine professional training and employment while completing a nationally accredited course that will lead to a recognised qualification. You’ll get paid while you learn and your training is delivered on-the-job, in a classroom setting, at trade school or a combination of these.

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School Based Apprenticeships

Skillinvest school apprenticeships

An Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBA) allows you to work as a paid part-time trainee or apprentice while completing your secondary education at school. This is a great option if you already know what job or profession you want to pursue and gives you a head start on achieving your career goals.

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Skillinvest pre apprenticeship course

A pre-apprenticeship course is a stepping stone to get into the industry of your choice. It provides a blend of theory and hands on experience in a simulated workplace environment. A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to try a particular job or industry before committing to a full-time apprenticeship, plus you’ll learn lots of new skills.

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Skillinvest vocational education and training

Vocational Education and Training (known as VET in Schools) courses are completed as part of your secondary school studies. Designed to help you finish Year 12, VET courses provide practical learning and give you a credit towards a nationally recognised qualification. About one third of Aussie senior students are enrolled in a VET course!

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Whether you’re finishing school, just graduated, looking to enter the workplace or need a change of career, a Skillinvest apprenticeships and traineeships in Ballarat is a great way to start earning while you learn!

Skillinvest offers full and part-time apprenticeships and traineeships around Melbourne and Ballarat, working and training in a range of jobs and industries including Automotive, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, Business Management, Equine Racing, Hair and Beauty and lots more.

We will place you with a local business, where you will receive practical on-the-job training and work experience while completing a nationally recognised course and getting paid. We also provide ongoing support to make sure you become fully qualified, capable, confident and successful in your chosen profession.