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How long is an engineering apprenticeship?

An engineering apprenticeship in any trade specialisation typically takes four years to complete.

You will undertake hands-on training to gain practical skills and experience, and complete a nationally accredited qualification (usually a Certificate III in Engineering or Certificate IV in Engineering).

There are many Engineering trade specialisations to choose from. Some of the most popular mechanical engineering apprenticeships are:

Also check out our blog post, Engineering Trade Apprenticeships: Comparing Fitter Specialisations.

Fabrication apprenticeships include:

There are many similarities between engineering apprenticeship trade specialisations, so we encourage you to explore different roles within this category on the MIGAS Jobs Board.


MIGAS Mechanical Fitter Lathe Clinton

Clinton completed his Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship with MIGAS and is now a qualified tradesperson.


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.