Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training and employment. Learn on the job and earn money while studying a nationally recognised qualification.

RMIT offers a range of pre-apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeship/traineeships that range in duration between three and four years. 

Please note that these programs are not available to international students.


A pre-apprenticeship gives you basic skills in your interest area and readies you for an apprenticeship. It can take up to six months and you do not need to be employed.

School-based apprenticeship/traineeships

A school-based apprenticeship/traineeship allows Year 11 and 12 students to commence their apprenticeship or traineeship while at school.

It combines part-time employment, school study and vocational training. As well as gaining a vocational education qualification, you may also receive credit towards your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Courses for industry

RMIT’s courses for industry allow existing workers to complete project-based learning at their current workplace for study credit. 

RMIT can work with industry partners to offer a bespoke delivery model with a combination of on-campus, remote and online, and in-workplace delivery. 

I chose RMIT because it had the best training methods and the highest success rate for the program.

– Jackie Sims, Certificate III in Plumbing

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