Advance your Career


Improve your skills and career opportunities in the Earth Science industries with Melbourne Polytechnic training.

Develop your career with Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic offers you a range of study options. Follow on your apprenticeships or certificate courses with further studies at Melbourne Polytechnic which range from diplomas, advanced diplomas, Associate and Bachelor Degree courses in your area of study.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Australian Apprenticeships (incorporating Traineeships and Apprenticeships) are the best way to combine training and employment and they can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

Use government incentives to fund your workforce training and develop your workforce for the future.

Melbourne Polytechnic offer apprenticeships in a variety of certificate levels, in a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of earth sciences industry.

All traineeship programs offer the following features:

  • regular workplace visits
  • email and phone support throughout the program
  • elective choices to suit the particular job role
  • all course resources and materials
  • flexible, customised assessments
  • workshops
  • Skills Recognition (RPL)

With prior work experience and qualifications you may be able to fast track your next qualification in agriculture, animal studies, horticulture or other areas such as Workplace Health and Safety. This could cut down study time and costs significantly.

Our services include:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Competency Assessment
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Skills Assessment
  • Local/Overseas Trade Recognition Assessment

The faculty has a number of Industry trained assessors who can visit your premises and assess you and/or your staff.  Assessment can take the form of observation, questioning and sometimes formal testing is applied so that the required level of competency can be demonstrated.

Assessments can be done for as little as one staff member or your whole team.

Important Information

The courses listed above are subject to normal entrance requirements.

Ask our Industry Skills teams for more information.

Further Information

Business Activity Unit and OH&S enquiries

Brian Parr
Phone: 03 9269 8910

Horticulture enquiries

James Farmer
Phone: 03 9269 8830

Agriculture enquiries

Phil Tripp
Phone: 03 9269 8926

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Last Modified: 27th November 2014