PEER a non-profit industry-based organisation, is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Group Training Organisation (GTO) delivering nationally accredited training packages to meet South Australia’s skill development needs. It began in 1985 and in that time has trained 48,000 people including over 3,000 apprentices with a 90% completion rate, one of the highest in the country. Agile and innovative, PEER is highly regarded for delivering trade training and assessment excellence in the following trades: electrical, plumbing, data communications, and refrigeration & air-conditioning. As a GTO, it’s the largest employer of apprentices within the Building and Construction industry in SA, with over 400 apprentices and trainees. It also delivers pre-vocational training, VET in schools, upskilling short courses and skills recognition.
PEER has an academy training model which means students are trained, coached, mentored and supported to be their best – as trade professionals and as individuals. Training is customised and personalised to accommodate the learning styles of each student and delivered by qualified professional trainers. Practical training is conducted in an impressive multi-storey, purpose-built training facility – the Centre of Excellence – which was designed and built in collaboration with industry partners.
To be Australia’s leading learning organisation.
To address Australia’s skills development through the attraction, training and employment of quality people, in partnership with industry.
The members of our Board are the people who are the pulse of the Building and Construction Industries in South Australia. PEER’s Board has a wealth of experience and knowledge that allows our organisation to stay in touch with what’s happening in the industries for which we are training and employing Apprentices and Trainees.
We embrace our values to create positive futures, lifelong learning and enable everyone to be the best they can be.
I was good at Maths so I was drawn to an Electrical Apprenticeship. PEER offer really good job security and experience because they send you to different host employers and we gain a variety of experience which you probably wouldn’t get with a direct employer.
The Apprenticeship has been awesome. I’m learning from teachers who are Electricians. I’ve also enjoyed getting the different tickets and licenses.
Everyone has been supportive at PEER and at my host company. I didn’t have trade experience before entering my apprenticeship so everyone has been patient with my learning. What I enjoy about my apprenticeship is the mix of practical and theory, it’s a good balance.