Our traineeships offer great benefits – you can receive a nationally accredited qualification and get paid at the same time.

As a trainee, you can work and study in child care, hospitality, business, computer systems, electrotechnology, visual arts, and more. Your employer will have access to customised training programs to improve their workplace skills whilst you train to be brilliant in your new career.

Ready to move?                            

Follow these easy steps:     

  1. Start by finding your traineeship/apprenticeship with a willing employer – you can increase your chances of securing employment by completing a pre-apprenticeship course at Melbourne Polytechnic.
  2. Your employer will then register you with an approved Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC). An AAC representative will organise a contract between you and your employer.
  3. AAC will register your training contract  on the apprenticeship database (called DELTA) and you will be allocated a unique DELTA number – this step may take up to 4 weeks.
  4. Once we have received your DELTA number, your Melbourne Polytechnic Apprentice Coordinator will arrange for you to sign a Training Plan with your employer and Melbourne Polytechnic, and you can start your training as soon as possible.

A leader in industry training

We have long-standing relationships with relevant industry sectors and employer groups, along with state-of-the-art facilities to support your training all the way through.

Our flexible training delivery options include:

  • on and off-the-job training and assessment
  • structured classroom delivery
  • block release
  • day release
  • a combination of the above.

Traineeships generally take two years to complete.

I am new on the job and my boss wants to sign me up as a trainee

You and your boss will need to contact an approved Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC), who can advise you regarding your training contract with Melbourne Polytechnic and the financial inducements payable.

I have been working at my job for a while and need to be qualified

Discuss your options with your boss first. Once you are in agreement, you and your boss will need to contact an approved AAC who can advise you regarding your training contract with Melbourne Polytechnic and the financial inducements payable.

Fast track your study

Find out how Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can fast track your qualification.

Hear from our satisfied clients:

Marina Ware, Metropolitan Fire Brigade  –  I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Melbourne Polytechnic staff for the quality service they provide and consistent encouragement given to our trainees during their placement with the MFB-Training and Education Department, especially the efforts displayed by our trainer/mentor. I have been impressed by her professionalism and commitment to the development of the students and know that the trainees have benefited greatly.

Gordon Bate, Visy-The Packaging Co – We asked Melbourne Polytechnic to provide, at very short notice, a course of study to offer to a group of workers that range in age and experience with some language issues. This study had to address computers, general business practices, and OH&S. This rather daunting task was addressed with professional and efficient “can do” attitudes. This same “can do” attitude is still shown to this group of students, through the motivation given, to keep going when things are tough.

Angela Fulton, Merrilands Secondary College – After trying unsuccessfully to complete Certificate III in Business training with other organisations, I am pleased to say that my staff and I are well on our way with our Melbourne Polytechnic training. All credit to our mentor/trainer for her constant support and encouragement to trainees. She is always in contact checking progress and always makes herself available for trainees, unlike previous training organisations. Well done to the team at Melbourne Polytechnic. Great people delivering a great course. 

Elaine Forde, Pacific Shopping Centre – Traineeships provide a smooth process for on-the-job training which is an efficient way of training staff without loss of working hours. Melbourne Polytechnic provides a very supportive, friendly and professional process to easily obtain a recognised qualification. I would not hesitate to recommend this Melbourne Polytechnic/Traineeship program to other employers.

Shirley Walters, Our Lady of Mercy College – Our course with Melbourne Polytechnic was delivered in a flexible supportive manner, which allowed for learning in the workplace, on campus and off campus. Our facilitator provided strong encouragement and guidance through each module by face-to-face contact, email and telephone calls.

Liz and the happy team at Northcote Plaza Lotto – Our trainees enjoyed the traineeship and found it very informative. Because the trainer was so passionate about her work, our trainees could not help but enjoy and respond positively to the modules.

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