Registered Training Organisation RTO: 52719

Courses & Training Information

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Workplace Training & Assessment


The difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that an apprentice is trained in a skilled trade and will become a qualified tradesperson in trades such as bricklaying, carpentry and plumbing to name a few. An apprenticeship involves employment with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program with a combination of on the job and off the job training at a registered training organisation like Trade Academy Western Australia, which can take between 3-4 years to complete. Upon completion of an apprenticeship you will be eligible to receive a certificate III in your trade area.

A trainee is usually someone being trained in a non-trade vocational area such as office administration, information technology and hospitality, however construction traineeships are still available. This can be either a full-time or part-time employment arrangement and usually takes between 6-12 month to complete. Upon completion of a traineeship you will be eligible to receive a minimum of a certificate II in your vocational area.

We also provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) workplace skills assessments  for those seeking a formal qualification in the below fields.



 CPC33020 - Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

This qualification provides a trade outcome in Brick and Blocklaying, covering residential and commercial applications. Find out more here

 CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification provides a trade outcome in Carpentry, covering residential and commercial applications. Find out more here


CPC20120 - Certificate II in Construction

This qualification provides an outcome in construction, covering many applications of the general construction industry. Find out more here.

CPC30920 - Certificate III in Scaffolding

We provide traineeships and customised individual training courses in the above qualification. This qualification provides a licenced trade outcome in scaffolding operations in the residential and commercial construction and mining industry. Find out more here.

CPC20220 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways

This qualification provides a pre-apprenticeship outcome in Brick and Blocklaying, covering all introductory aspects of the trade. A perfect introduction to the trade before enrolling in your apprenticeship. Find out more here.


VET in Schools:

52824WA - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway Trades)

This qualification provides a building and construction outcome to year 11 & 12 school students whilst completing academic schooling. Find out more here.


Induction White Card Training:

CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)

This unit of competency provides an essential outcome in safety awareness to those seeking vocation on an Australian construction work site. Find out more here.


EWPA Yellow Card Training

The EWP Operator Licence is proof of completion in one or more modules in various types of EWPs. There are five different EWP training modules plus a transport module.

The modules include:

  • Vertical Lift VL
  • Trailer lift TL
  • Truck Mounted Lift TM
  • Transporting (Load restraint) T

Cost breakdown:

Scissor lift (SL) 6 Hours Duration

  • Course Cost - $265.00
  • Less CTF Subsidy* - $185.50
  • Total Fee Payable - $79.50

    *Eligibility conditions apply

    Find out more here.