Holmesglen’s industry recognised apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship and training programs combine on the job work experience with practical education, training and development. They can provide you with a successful career pathway and are managed by experienced and respected teaching staff.​

  • Pre-apprenticeships

    Completing a pre-apprenticeship course can be a real advantage when applying to an employer for an apprenticeship. A pre-apprenticeship teaches you the basic skills of a particular industry, so you bring those skills and knowledge to the work place when starting an apprenticeship.

    Pre-apprenticeship training also gives an employer peace of mind. They know that their new apprentice has experienced the industry before taking on the commitment of an apprenticeship and are passionate about the field too! Pre-apprenticeships are taught on campus and are conducted within a simulated workplace environment. Pre-apprenticeships start at various times throughout the year and usually take between 16 - 20 weeks to complete.

    Pre-apprenticeship programs

    Holmesglen offers a range of pre-apprenticeships in

    • Building & Construction
    • Electrical
    • Furnishing & Decoration

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    How do I apply?

    To apply for a pre-apprenticeship, contact the Department and apply direct. 

    What's next?

    After your pre-apprenticeship, Holmesglen can help you secure an apprenticeship.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are paid programs and are usually three to four years in length.

    Holmesglen offers a range of apprenticeships in

    • Building & Construction
    • Electrical
    • Furnishing & Decoration
    • Horticulture & Environment
    • Hospitality, Cookery & Bakery

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    View Apprenticeships/on campus courses

    How do I apply?

    A training contract must be completed by your employer and you as an apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit your workplace to complete the training contract. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or for more information.

    On signing you will be asked to nominate the registered training organisation (RTO), such as Holmesglen, and we will automatically be notified of your intention to start training. You will then be placed on the notification list and we will contact you when the next apprenticeship group is starting.

    What's next?

    When you complete an apprenticeship, you have the opportunity to go on to further study, or perhaps start your own business.

    Holmesglen offers an extensive range of diplomas and degrees to move your career to the next level.

    Build on your training and experience as a tradie with a building degree such as the Bachelor of Building Construction and Economics. Move into hospitality management with an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. Sharpen your design skills with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering or cultivate your management technique with a Diploma of Horticulture. The opportunities are endless! 

Holmesglen Open Days

Our doors are always open. Visit us and see what it's like to be a student at Holmesglen, tour the facilities and meet teachers who know what you need to get work-ready.

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