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Engineering Apprenticeships

Engineering trade apprenticeships offer a wide range of highly hands-on specialisations that can lead to a long-term, rewarding career.

In general, engineering apprenticeships include fabrication trades and metal work, and mechanical trades focusing on manufacturing and maintenance on fixed plant and machinery. (Are you looking for automotive mechanic apprenticeships instead?)

Each engineering trade specialisation takes around 4 years to complete and includes paid on-the-job training in a real workplace and the study of a nationally accredited qualification.

To find out more, choose an engineering apprenticeship from the list below or search for current roles on our Jobs Board.

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Mechanical Engineering Trade Apprenticeships

Undertaking an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering trades involves working on the manufacture, modification, maintenance and service of different types of mechanical equipment and machinery, and the use of machine tools.

Trade specialisations in mechanical engineering include:

Fabrication Engineering Trade Apprenticeships

Learning a Fabrication Engineering trade involves metal fabrication, structural steel installation, sheetmetal work, welding, boilermaking and surface finishing.

Trade specialisations in fabrication engineering include:

MIGAS Mechanical Fitter Apprentice Jessica

MIGAS Mechanical Fitter Apprentice, Jessica, completed two back-to-back apprenticeships and works to actively promote the success of women in trades through the STEM initiative with her host company Origin Energy.

Become an Engineering Apprentice

Find the ideal Fabrication or Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship role on our Jobs Board to get started in a rewarding career.

MIGAS has 35 years’ experience supporting Australian Apprentices in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. As a registered Group Training Organisation, we’re committed to providing industry-leading apprenticeship pathways to help you advance your career in skilled trades.

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Why Choose an Engineering Apprenticeship

Engineering apprenticeships are highly sought after, and many qualifications are included on the Government’s Australian Apprenticeships Priority List. This means support payments are available for eligible apprentices, as well as other benefits and financial assistance for apprentices

MIGAS specialises in recruiting and employing Mechanical and Fabrication Engineering Apprentices for host companies from small and medium-sized businesses to large and multinational organisations in diverse industries including mining, natural resources, and manufacturing.

View our Jobs Board for Engineering Apprenticeships available now.

Engineering Apprenticeship Career Outcomes

An engineering trade apprenticeship can lead to a range of professions including:

  • Fitter and Turner
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Fitter Machinist
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker / Welder
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Casting and Moulding Tradesperson
  • Toolmaker
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Metal Machinist
  • Blacksmith
  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Industrial Painter / Blaster
  • Metal Finishing Technician

Engineering Trade Qualifications

Engineering Trade Apprentices will complete a nationally accredited qualification, MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade or MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (supersedes and is equivalent to MEM30319).

  • Certificate III in Engineering qualifications
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting)
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machining)
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining)
    • MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking)
    • MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Welding)
    • MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)
    • MEM31922 Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal Working)
    • MEM31519 Certificate III in Engineering - Toolmaking Trade
    • MEM31719 Certificate III in Engineering - Casting and Moulding Trade
    • MEM31419 Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic
MIGAS Engineering Apprentice Boilermaker

MIGAS Boilermaker Apprentice - a popular Engineering Apprenticeship trade specialisation.

Engineering Apprenticeship FAQ

Find out more about Australian Apprenticeships in our frequently asked questions.

Engineering Apprenticeship Articles

Choose an Engineering Trade

Popular trade specialisations in engineering trade apprenticeships include:

View the MIGAS Jobs Board for available engineering trade apprenticeships.


In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.