WHAT IT IS
This employment and training pathway combines the philosophy of an apprenticeship – gaining skills while being employed – and that of higher education, with workers obtaining a higher vocational qualification than the certificate III typically completed when doing an apprenticeship. Workers are employed in a typically non-trade industry, such as commerce or technology, and complete training while they work to obtain a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree.
Participants so far have not been eligible if they have already completed a tertiary qualification, however, a high school certificate has been required as the minimum education.
Graduates obtain industry-relevant skills that may not have been possible with a tertiary education. It also helps employers build skilled workforces more quickly.