A micro training organisation providing considerable benefits for employers.

The Academy prides itself on working toward business needs whilst providing high quality training to affect positive change for tomorrows building and construction industry.

Having developed innovative training strategies over the last 10 years, our micro-scope of qualifications will ensure your employees receive the highest quality and currency in trade training.

Our micro status allows for maximum flexibility and responsiveness to you and your business.

You and your apprentice will benefit from:

  • 30% increase in time spent learning on-the-job
  • Fully developed training schedules for the full term of the training contract
  • Quality trainer and assessors working closely with industry and stakeholders
  • 98.1% retention rate
  • Micro class sizes – get your employee back to work sooner!
  • Trusted and informed direct point of contact
  • Maximum training flexibility
  • Business recruitment exposure and opportunities for you and your employees
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Enrolling your trainee or apprentice at the Academy is easy!


Find the Relevent Course


Notify your AASN


We develop your training plan

The Academy isn’t the biggest, but we aspire to be the best. As a nationally recognised micro trade training organisation, we have spent the last 10 years designing innovative training strategies for a modern building and construction industry that promote quality and efficiency above all else. Offering a micro-scope of qualifications, you can rest assured you and your apprentice will be receiving the best trade training experience on offer. You will benefit from;

  • Quality, industry leading trainers and assessors
  • 30% increase in time spent on-the-job learning
  • Fully customised training plan
  • Training road map 100% mapped out from commencement to completion
  • Micro class sizes for efficient off-the-job training (getting your apprentice back to work sooner)
  • Maximum training flexibility

Traineeships in construction have always been around. They are nothing new! Marketing apprentices to the construction industry has always been the primary pathway to training our future tradesmen and women and they will continue to play an important part in training development. However, with 39% of all trade apprentices withdrawing in the first year of their apprenticeship, making sure you have the right candidate for the role is imperative. This is why we are encouraging employers to consider the 12-month traineeship as a solid foundation to build from.

An apprenticeship focuses on the skills of a particular trade area and is usually completed over a period of 3-4 years whilst attending off the job ‘block training’ at a training organisation during employment. The apprentice can only be employed in that trade field. 

Often suited to school leavers or mature age learners, a traineeship equally focuses on their skills but is completed over a 12-month period (not as big of a commitment) whilst being trained predominantly on the job. Traineeships in construction are a lot more versatile and can be employed across various trade fields, which provides flexibility to the trainee and the employer during the early stages of the learner’s development.  

Usually, employers source candidates via job advertising or by contacting their local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). Alternatively, give us a call as we may be able to put you in touch with candidates that are seeking employment.

As an employer of apprentices, some of your responsibilities include:

  • Providing on the job training and supervision
  • Paying apprentices/ Trainee the applicable wages as per the award
  • Ensure a safe working environment
  • Provide Apprentice/Trainee with the time to attend their off-the-job training

 No. All training providers that offer government funded training play by the same set of rules. This means there will be little variation in cost between providers. 

 Yes! There could be upward of $35,000 available to an employer. Your AASN will be able to give you an accurate assessment. 

Yes. If the apprentice has successfully completed any previous construction training that is relevant to their apprenticeship it can be credited towards their qualification. Trade Academy WA simply need a USI transcript from the learner’s portal, or a statement of attainment/transcript issued by their previous training provider. 





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Caledonia has base offices and yard facilities in both South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand. With some 13,000m2 of facility space, 200+ employees and a comprehensive inventory of vehicles, access equipment and scaffold materials, we pride ourselves on being entirely self-sufficient and capable of undertaking the largest projects – both at a practical and financial level.

Administrative departments support our operations with in-house specialist teams in Accounting, Finance and Human Resources.

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