Apprenticeship Pathways

A great way to combine education and work experience is by undertaking an apprenticeship in your relevant field. 

Through an apprenticeship, you can acquire and practise various skills while you are being formally trained on the job through Gimbal Training. Not to mention, an apprenticeship is a paid opportunity. So, you get a chance to be paid while you’re on the job as you gain your qualification. 

Choose from our scope of courses to find the industry that you have been working in. Gimbal Training is registered to deliver a range of certificates in Construction and Engineering which includes a range of certificates, from Painting and Decorating to Engineering Mechanical Fitter and more.

Apprenticeship pathways are a common way to obtain nationally recognised qualifications while earning a wage and achieving a practical skill set. 

But how do you get a certificate while doing an apprenticeship?

Once you are employed in the trade, you can then nominate Gimbal Construction (RTO ID 32201) or Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820)as the training provider. Our delivery model combines on-the-job training with formal, theoretical and practical study. This combination helps our students advance in their industry while completing their studies at a pace that suits them. Employers commit to a training contract knowing a well-trained apprentice is a great asset for their business, and highly regard this pathway!

At Gimbal Training, we understand the importance of having a qualification that supports an extensive skill set. By taking up an apprenticeship, you begin the journey to obtain a nationally recognised qualification and solidify the skills required to thrive in the industry.

At Gimbal Training, we offer apprenticeships in the construction and engineering industry via our RTOs, Gimbal Construction (RTO ID 32201) and Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820). 

You can choose between the following apprenticeship pathways: 

  • CPC30620: Certificate III Painting and Decorating
  • CPC31220: Certificate III Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC31320: Certificate III Wall and Floor Tiling
  • MSF30422: Certificate III Glass and Glazing
  • MSF30322: Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology
  • MEM30219: Certificate III Engineering Mechanical Trade
  • MEM30319: Certificate III Engineering Fabrication Trade
  • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering


Apprenticeship training options are available in New South Wales or Queensland, depending on your course and regional location.

While there are no specific formal requirements for students to undertake this course via an apprenticeship pathway, you will only receive your qualification by: 

  • Signing a formal contract with the appropriate authority
  • Nominating Gimbal Construction (RTO ID 32201) or Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820) as the training provider and signing a Training Plan
  • Taking up full-time or part-time employment
  • Having access to a computer with internet access
  • Completing online coursework on a weekly basis

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How RPL is assessed

With our simple six-step process, you’ll have your formal qualification in a short period of time.

Step 1: Enquiry

Speak to one of our friendly team members and provide to get started on your consultation.

Step 2: Pre-enrolment

In this step, we ensure you are eligible for an RPL by asking you the necessary questions and giving you login details for our online platform. Collect and organise your experience for your assessor with a combination of workplace documents, interviews, videos and reports from previous employers. 

The assessor will then make contact to discuss your application, explain the process and let you know what further evidence is required including workplace documents, references and videos

Step 3: Enrolment

In this step you complete an online knowledge test, provide any additional video evidence and complete an interview with the Assessor on the technical aspects of your qualification

Step 4: Gap Training

After an assessment, your assessor may decide you need further training to address the gaps in your knowledge or practical skills and will advise you how to proceed.

Step 5: Assessment Outcome

The assessor creates a report with a recommendation based on the evidence you have provided, outcome of written test and interviews. This is submitted to the Compliance department for approval.

Step 6: Final Approval

You are issued your nationally recognised qualification and provided with the necessary documents.

Frequently asked questions

In general, you can get an apprenticeship in a wide range of industries. At Gimbal Training, we offer apprenticeship pathways for construction and engineering industries. You can choose between fields like cabinet making and glazing to boilermaker and machining.

Generally, these usually take anywhere between three to four years, depending on the field of study and the method in which your training is delivered. For example, if you already have experience and some knowledge & practical skills, your apprenticeship could be shorter than someone who has never been exposed to these industries.

While your qualification may not credit directly overseas, your practical experience will help you quickly navigate the industry abroad. 

While you may need to acquire a different formal qualification overseas, your existing skill set will allow you to get ahead with ease. Australian qualifications align with those in countries in the UK, Northern America and New Zealand particularly.

There are several benefits to following an apprenticeship pathway in Australia. 

Improved Skill Set 

You will learn how to use your skills in your field with confidence to a high standard. By working with trade qualified trainers at Gimbal Construction (RTO ID 32201) and Gimbal Engineering (RTO ID 31820), you can improve your practical abilities with specialist tools while acquiring theoretical knowledge. 

Nationally-Recognised Qualifications

As all certificates delivered by Gimbal Training comply with the national training packages, if you do your training and apprenticeship in NSW or Queensland, your qualification will be valid Australia-wide!

For more information on how to begin the process, feel free to fill out the form on our contact page, and we will get in touch with you shortly

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