The Higher Level Apprenticeship Pilot (the Pilot) is a partnership between the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and TAFE Queensland to deliver the advanced digital skills needed by industry to work in connected environments for the emerging fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0.
The Pilot offers the opportunity for industry to employ Engineering Technicians to be trained under a traineeship model subsidised by the Queensland Government.
Engineering Technician - Industry 4.0 trainees will be employed by industry and undertake training in 22460VIC Diploma of Applied Technologies. The Pilot will support 2 groups in Brisbane and North Queensland, with training delivered by TAFE Queensland, and will require participation in the training program for an estimated 15 weeks over a 2-year period.
Wages and entitlements for higher level apprenticeships are consistent with other apprentices or trainees, which are managed by the Fair Work Ombudsman and depend on the employer's award or agreement.
A subsidy will be available under the User Choice program, which represents the level of government contribution towards the cost of training. The government will also support the higher costs of delivery in North Queensland through location loadings available under the User Choice program.
Fees will be payable for each training module undertaken, and the total indicative fee for the whole course is $1,312. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or another third party.
The Pilot is underway, and all places have been filled.
For further information, contact:
Business Manager, Educational Delivery, Electrotechnology
Manager, Educational Projects