How long is a standard apprenticeship or traineeship?
An apprenticeship generally goes for three to four years depending on the trade undertaken. A traineeship generally takes between 12 months to two years depending on the qualification being undertaken. It is possible with good results and hard work to achieve an early completion.
What is a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?
A Group Training Organisation is a company like ours that employs apprentices and trainees and then places them with one or more Host Employers (businesses) to undertake their specific vocation.
How much will you charge me for doing all of these things on my behalf?
What is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
An RTO is an organisation provides specific vocational education and training and/or assessment services. These include TAFE institutes, private providers, community providers, schools, higher education institutions, industry organisations and enterprises. RTOs are registered to comply with the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations. We have a RTO Skills Centre located at Maitland.
If I attend RTO/TAFE one day a week, will I then be paid for four days only?
No. You will be paid for attending RTO/TAFE provided you present your attendance card signed by your RTO/TAFE teacher to your Host Employer immediately after having attended RTO/TAFE.
Does HVTC pay for all RTO/TAFE expenses?
Once each year of TAFE/RTO is successfully completed, and results have been received, we will reimburse a trainee their TAFE/RTO enrolment fee.
What should I do if I am not happy in the company where I have been placed for my training?
Your first line of action would be to discuss the situation with the workshop manager or, if this is not possible due to breakdown in communications, contact your Field Officer or Regional Office. Contact Us
Do I have to go to TAFE or any other RTO?
Not necessarily as many traineeships are conducted completely on the job.
Where will I go to RTO/TAFE?
The course you are studying, and your home location, will determine which TAFE you attend. Other RTOs have their own specific training locations.
Do I have to buy tools straight away?
Under a Federal Government initiative, some Certificate III level traineeships may receive an $800 tool voucher after the completion of the probationary period. It is advisable to check with our Regional Offices. Contact Us