The South West Institute of Technology offers apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational courses. Some of our programmes are offered via different modes of delivery through part time, full time and flexible delivery. External studies and short courses are also available.
An apprenticeship combine structured ‘on’ and ‘off’ the job training. Full-time (30-40 hours per week) and part-time (minimum of 20 hours per week) employment based training program that provides an opportunity for individuals to learn all aspects of a trade. Most apprenticeships are completed in approximately 2-4 years.
Full time apprenticeships and other trade related study can also reduce the term of an apprenticeship. Please contact us for further details.
The Institute offers off-the-job training in the following apprenticeship areas:
- Building & Construction (Carpentry and Joinery)
- Building & Construction (Furniture Making)
- Building & Construction (Mortar Trades)
- Building & Construction (Wall & Ceiling Fixing)
- Electrical Mechanic
- Engineering Tradesperson (Automotive)
- Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical)
- Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication)
- Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical)
Fast Track Apprenticeship Program
This program targets people with experience in the approved industries, and delivers training consistent with the relevant Training Package. Participants in this program will be indentured into an apprenticeship as any other apprentice and registered with the Department of Training in the normal manner, with employees eligible for all relevant incentives.
It also allows those participants to achieve a certificated outcome which satisfies industry expectations and needs.
For further information www.apprenticeships.training.wa.gov.au
Traineeships and apprenticeships are a great way to develop your skills and get paid at the same time.
A traineeship is a full-time or part-time employment based training arrangement. The Institute offers off-the-job training and on-the-job assessment in areas that include:
- Asset Maintenance
- Automotive (multiple streams - please enquire)
- Beauty Therapy
- Building and Construction
- Business - Office Administration
- Business - Financial Services
- Children's Services
- Community Services - Aged Care
- Community Services - Youth Work
- Conservation & Land Management
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Metalliferous Mining
- Process Plant Operations & Laboratory Skills
- Sport and Community Recreation
- Viticulture and Wine Processing
- Workplace Readiness
School based traineeships also on offer.
For comprehensive information about traineeships
Vocational courses offer para-professional training in a wide range of study areas and may be available full time or part time.Vocational courses offer para-professional training in a wide range of study areas and may be available full time or part time.
Contact our Course Information Service on (08) 9780 7070 or freecall 1800 621 445 for further information.
Flexible learning (correspondence, open learning, online)
Responsive to the needs of our students the South West Institute of Technology offers some units of competency and in some cases, entire qualifications, via flexible learning. Contact the relevant faculties to determine the availability of this mode of delivery.
Short courses are available in a broad range of fields and provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional skills and personal development. within a short time frame.
For a full list of short courses, click on the attached link or contact our Course Information Service on (08) 9780 7070 or freecall 1800 621 445.
Currently Offered Short Courses
External study is ideal for students who are unable to attend on-campus study because of their geographic location, employment commitments or other circumstances. Through external study you are still able to realise your academic and career aspirations working at your own pace with the support of lecturing staff who are available to assist and guide you.
For a full list of courses available through external studies click on the attached link or contact our Course Information Service on (08) 9780 7070 or freecall 1800 621 445.
Currently Offered External Studies
Australian Apprenticeship Centre
Incentives & Personal Assistance
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