Students must be employed as an apprentice in the relevant industry and have a signed up through an Australian Apprenticeship Centre, stating The Service Trades College Australia as the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
The additional benefits provided in the apprenticeship training program are funded by BERT Training Queensland, thanks to the Plumbers Union Queensland and the Master Plumbers Association’s Major’s Group.
Participation in this apprenticeship is via an Expression of Interest and is only available to eligible employers and their apprentices.
If you are not eligible for participation in the apprenticeship program, you can still enrol your apprentice at the College and undertake the standard curriculum delivery, although BERT Training Queensland will not fund any additional benefits for your trainee.
Face to Face Learning
On Campus learning allows you to learn in a traditional classroom environment. This form of learning gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas off your facilitator and others within your learning group. The trainers have an understanding of learning difficulties and can assist with the speed of training.
Together with eProfiling the college monitors the trainee’s progression throughout the apprenticeship and recommends if any extra industry involvement is required to achieve the required skill sets.
Training is delivered at our state of the art Brendale Campus, North Brisbane. The Campus provides multiple simulated work environments and relevant practical projects that provide dynamic and practical learning in a safe setting. Our knowledgeable trainers utilise the latest industry methods and equipment to prepare specialists for the future.
Block release is a form of scheduled learning structure to support learners, employers and industry, to reinforce individual development. Block training typically consists of College attendance once a year for a four week block Monday to Friday (7am –3pm). At apprenticeship commencement an individual training plan is developed for each apprentice. The duration of attendance may vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in the apprentices individual training plan.
Personal protective equipment supplied by trainee:
- cotton drill Long sleeve shirt and cotton drill long leg trousers
- protective footwear steel capped (AS/NZ 2210)
- clear safety glasses or clip-ons, if prescription glasses are normally worn (AS/NZ 1336 or 1337)
- ear protection – ear muffs or plugs (AS/NZ 1269 or 1270)
Additional mandatory safety equipment required for welding classes:
- long sleeve cotton drill shirts and long cotton drill pants, or overalls (no nylon)
- oxy welding goggles
- gauntlet leather welding gloves
Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress or not wearing the required PPE will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.