Apprenticeship Training

WHAT TRADES DO PEER PROVIDE UNDER AN APPRENTICESHIP?

PEER currently delivers training to over 600 apprentices in the following nationally recognised qualifications, under the apprenticeship model:
PEER also delivers short courses and skills recognition training. Our short courses are designed to further the skills and knowledge base of people working in trade-based industries.

SA FUNDING

WorkReady South Australia Funding is available from the Government of South Australia in Adelaide and SA Region for eligible participants only.

HOW DO I ENROL FOR TRADE SCHOOL AT PEER?

An Australian Apprenticeship Centre such as MEGT (Australia) Ltd and Business SA will need to sign you up under a contract of training. When completing the sign up you will need to nominate PEER as your RTO.

Once you appear on the government database, PEER will contact you to arrange:

  • Upfront assessment of needs
  • Induction
  • Discussion of course involvement

For further information please contact PEER on 8348 1200 or customerservice@peer.com.au

HOW DO I TRANSFER TO PEER FOR TRADE SCHOOL?

If you are under a contract of training and currently completing your qualification through another training provider, you can transfer to PEER to complete your qualification.

PEER will require evidence of any previous study and a copy of your Statement of Attainment to determine the units of competency you could be granted credit for. This will ensure you do not have to repeat any subjects again.

TO TRANSFER TO PEER FOR TRADE SCHOOL:

1. You and your employer will need to complete a ‘Transfer to New RTO’ Form.

2. This form will need to be provided to PEER to authorise the transfer, PEER will need to sign off on ‘New RTO representative signature’ in section 3.

3. Once PEER has returned the form back to you, you will need to submit the form to:

Post: Regulation and Contract Management GPO Box 320, Adelaide SA 5001
Email: dsd.tamfax@sa.gov.au

4. Once you appear on the government database, PEER will contact you to arrange:

  • Upfront assessment of needs
  • Induction
  • Discussion of course involvement

For further information please contact PEER on 8348 1200 or customerservice@peer.com.au

What Are PEER’s Facilities Like?

PEER is Australia’s Leading Learning Organisation for trade training in SA for Plumbing, Electrical, Data Communication and Refrigeration. Its Academy Based Model ensures students are trained, mentored, coached and supported to be the best. PEER’s business offers: host employment for apprentices; nationally recognised trade training; skills recognition; and a range of upskilling courses. PEER employs over 500 staff including apprentices.

We are located at 1042 Port Road, Albert Park SA 5014

FAQS

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HOW DO I BECOME A FULLY QUALIFIED TRADESPERSON?
To gain a licence* and become a fully qualified tradesperson you are required to complete a nationally accredited qualification whilst under a contract of training. *Licenses needs to be applied for through the relevant authorities once you have been issued your Certificate.
HOW LONG IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprenticeships are based on a competency model, so once all on-the-job and off-the-job benchmarks have been achieved early completion is possible. The expected duration is 4 years.
HOW MUCH THEORY AND PRACTICAL?
Whilst attending trade school, you will complete a combination of theory and practical activities. PEER utilises a blended learning delivery model that focuses on integrating theory based learning, with practical workshop based activities to maximise the learning outcomes.

You are also required to demonstrate competencies on-the–job whilst working with your employer(s) for the duration of your apprenticeship.

WHO DELIVERS THE TRAINING?
Training is delivered by our Trainers who are qualified Tradespeople with industry current skills and knowledge.
CAN I JUST DO MY TRADE SCHOOL AT PEER?
Yes, PEER is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You will need to be employed by a company under a contract of training to undertake your nationally recognised training at PEER.

Effectively, PEER will deliver the off-the-job training and your employer will deliver the on-the-job training.

WHAT PRE-REQUISITES DO I NEED TO HAVE?
You need to be employed as an apprentice and be under a current contract of training. If you do not have these then you may wish to apply for employment with PEER as a trade apprentice and be placed with one of our 150 trade based host employers.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO COMPLETE AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Current funding is available through WorkReady for all apprentices under a contract of training which reduces the cost substantiality. Please contact PEER to see if you are eligible for funding.

WHO CAN I TALK TO?

Speak to our friendly Customer Service Team on 8348 1200 or customerservice@peer.com.au

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"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."

AMELIA O’DONALD
DATA COMMUNICATIONS APPRENTICE


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