Apprenticeships are a popular form of trade training for entrants new to the building and construction industry.

As a guide, an Apprenticeship in the construction industry will extend over a 3 to 4-year time frame.

For more detailed information on apprenticeships in Victoria, see here.

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Western Bulldogs
Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

How It Works

There are three parties to an Apprenticeship; the Employer, the Registered Training Organisation and the Apprentice.

Each work together to ensure that the Apprentice emerges from the Apprenticeship as a fully formed tradesperson.

Employer

The Employer is responsible for developing the Apprentice’s trade skills and knowledge on the job. This means allowing the apprentice to attend trade school when required.

Registered Training Organisation

TIV acts as the Registered Training Organisation and is responsible for the formal assessment of the skills and knowledge required for the job. TIV is also responsible for the delivery and assessment of training that cannot be accomplished on the job alone.

Apprentice

It is up to the apprentice to find an employer to be able to take on an apprenticeship. The apprentice is responsible for diligently applying themselves to the development of their trade skills and knowledge.

The Process

1. Pre-Requisites and Course Information 

  • You must have your own employer to start an apprenticeship
  • You must be over the age of 16
  • You must be an Australian resident
  • If you do not have an employer, see TIV’s fulltime Certificate III in Carpentry Course.

2. Australian Apprenticeship Support Centre

You must ensure you are signed up with an Apprenticeship Network provider. A list of these can be found here.

3. Enrolment Information

For signing up the apprentice, a TIV representative will organise a time to meet the employer and the apprentice on site, for which you will need your Drivers License and Medicare Card. You will fill in the enrolment forms and complete a Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment.

4. Completion of Paperwork

Once the enrolment is filled out and all forms are returned, the application will be sent to our admin team where you will receive an email containing all contact details should you have any questions or concerns.

5. Class Timetable

Once enrolled, the trainer will first provide a hard copy of the timetable the first time they go out to see the apprentice (to make sure their allocated class suits the employer and apprentice). This will then be followed up with an email. Class is two consecutive days, once a month.

1. Pre-Requisites and Course Information
2. Australian Apprenticeship Support Centre
3. Enrolment Information
4. Completion of Paperwork
5. Class Timetable
1. Pre-Requisites and Course Information
  • You must have your own employer to start an apprenticeship
  • You must be over the age of 16
  • You must be an Australian resident
  • If you do not have an employer, see TIV’s fulltime Certificate III in Carpentry Course.
2. Australian Apprenticeship Support Centre

You must ensure you are signed up with an Apprenticeship Network provider. A list of these can be found here.

3. Enrolment Information

For signing up the apprentice, a TIV representative will organise a time to meet the employer and the apprentice on site, for which you will need your Drivers License and Medicare Card. You will fill in the enrolment forms and complete a Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment.

4. Completion of Paperwork

Once the enrolment is filled out and all forms are returned, the application will be sent to our admin team where you will receive an email containing all contact details should you have any questions or concerns.

5. Class Timetable

Once enrolled, the trainer will first provide a hard copy of the timetable the first time they go out to see the apprentice (to make sure their allocated class suits the employer and apprentice). This will then be followed up with an email. Class is two consecutive days, once a month.

 

TIV Currently Supports the Following Apprenticeships

 

Carpentry

TIV offers the opportunity to students and their employers to be their Carpentry trade school. As an Apprentice, you will develop your professional carpentry skills to observe, analyse and evaluate various building operations and processes as if you were the Carpenter.
VIEW CERTIFICATE iii IN CARPENTRY 

Bricklaying and Blocklaying 

TIV offers the opportunity to students and their employers to be their Bricklaying/Blocklaying trade school. As an Apprentice, you will develop your professional bricklaying and blocklaying skills including skills to observe, analyse, evaluate and undertake bricklaying projects as if you were the Bricklayer/ Blocklayer.
VIEW CERTIFICATE III IN BRICK/BLOCKLAYING  

Need more information?

If you’d like to discuss TIV’s Apprenticeship Program or have any questions, fill out the form below or call us on (03) 9399 9511.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Course Subsidised?

YES. This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. Call us today on 9399 9511 to discuss your eligibility.

What Further Study Options Are Available?

The pathway beyond the completion of an apprenticeship can lead to the following qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Are There Government Incentives Available?

Yes Government Incentives are available but will vary from state to state. There are incentives that apply to both the employer and the apprentice. For more details click here.

How Long Does An Apprenticeship Take?

A carpentry apprenticeship is comprised of 30 units, for Bricklaying and Blocklaying it’s 28 units.

It takes approximately three years with monthly on and off job contact from TIV.

How Often Will I Need To Attend Trade School?

Trade School is scheduled 2 consecutive days each month, for 10 months of the year.

What Time Is Trade School?

Training is from 7.30am to 3.30pm

Is There Student Support Available?

The majority of your training will occur in the workplace, overseen by your employer and assessed by TIV’s qualified Assessors. In addition, you will also attend TIV’s Trade School two days per month over ten months of the year