Students must be employed as an apprentice in the relevant industry and have signed up through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider, 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 and Smart and Skilled New South Wales.
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 with STC 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.
Training is delivered at PICAC Beenleigh, QLD and PICAC Glenwood, NSW. Both training centres provide simulated work environments 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.
QLD: Block training typically consists of attendance three times a year for two weeks each time Monday to Friday (7am –3pm).
NSW: Day release training typically consists of attendance for 30 – 36 weeks a year, one day a week (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 the trainee:
- cotton drill shirt and cotton drill shorts or trousers
- protective footwear steel capped (AS/NZ 2210)
Personal protective equipment supplied by College:
- 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
- drop down arc welding face shield
- gauntlet leather welding gloves
Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.