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Can you fast track an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a form of competency-based training.

This means that the length of your training relates to the length of time it takes for you to receive relevant hands-on learning and the completion of a nationally accredited qualification.

You will complete your Australian Apprenticeship when you have passed the necessary competencies for your selected training.

Competency-based completion means you can consistently apply the required knowledge and skills to a level required by your employer.

Both your employer and Registered Training Organisation must be satisfied that you are competent in the workplace before you can complete your apprenticeship or traineeship.

In practical terms, you can expect to complete a trade apprenticeship in around 3-4 years, and a traineeship in 1-3 years.

However, this timing is indicative only and is dependent upon the training type, practical skills, and competency reached.

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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.