Training for apprentices and trainees

Pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships at RMIT

Gain the potential to not only improve your bottom line but also spark the exchange of fresh ideas and valuable insights. Vocational courses are offered in a range of trade and service areas.

Log in to VEESS

Direct access to the training records of your apprentices and trainees.

Benefits for business

Federal and state government incentives are available to eligible employers to reduce training costs. See the Australian Apprentices website for more information.

Learn practical skills

Our programs provide fundamental skills and knowledge to allow employees to hit the ground running and succeed in their careers.

Range of programs

RMIT offers a selection of pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and traineeship programs across a range of areas from plumbing to nursing.

Easy apprentice management

Vocational Education Employer Self Service (VEESS) provides online access to apprentice/trainees training plans, attendance and competencies.

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Employ an apprentice or trainee

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a rewarding experience for both the student and the employer. Help guide the next generation of your industry. 

Contact RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre at for more information.

Vocational study areas

  • Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Electrotechnology/Refrigeration
  • Plumbing  
  • Electrotechnology
  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Clothing Production
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistance
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Nursing
  • Aged Care
  • Disability
  • Youth Work
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Community Services
  • Telecommunications Cabling
  • Building and Construction
  • Surveying
  • Custom Made Footwear
  • Textile Fabrication
  • Various Business Programs

Frequently asked questions

As soon as you have employed your apprentice or trainee you need to contact an Apprenticeship Support Network Provider who can assist you with the following:

  • Inform the apprentice/trainee of employment conditions.
  • Complete a Training Agreement.
  • Make provision for superannuation for the apprentice/trainee.
  • Make sure the apprentice/trainee is covered by a WorkCover policy.
  • Confirm Commonwealth Government incentives available to you as an employer.
  • Make sure apprentice/trainee is enrolled at RMIT.
  • A Training Plan must be negotiated and developed with RMIT and the apprentice/trainee.
  • The employer, the apprentice/trainee and RMIT must all sign the Training Plan.
  • Apply for Commonwealth incentives after the three-month waiting period.
  • Prepare on-the-job training as described in the training program.

VEESS User Guide

An extensive guide that offers step-by-step instructions and frequently asked questions for every function available in VEESS.

Download the VEESS User Guide (PDF)


VEESS Basics Quick Reference Guide

A simple, one-page guide that offers step-by-step instructions on the basic functions.

Download the VEESS Basics Quick Reference Guide (PDF)


VEESS Manage Users Quick Reference Guide

If you set up and manage VEESS users for your company, you need this simple, one-page guide with step-by-step instructions.

This guide includes:

  • creating new users
  • granting and removing access for existing users
  • updating users’ delegate and preferred contact access.


If you require further assistance, please refer to the RMIT contact details listed in the Training provider details section of the Training plan for your apprentice or trainee.

Download the VEESS Manage Users Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

VEESS is unique to RMIT: no other training provider of apprenticeship and traineeship programs offers a system like VEESS. Benefits of using VESS include:

  • Direct, real-time access to apprenticeship and traineeship employees’ training records.
  • 24/7 access from any computer or device with an internet connection at
  • Reduced paperwork employers need to complete
  • A faster approval processes.

Eligibility is based on a large number of factors, including location and citizenship, age and prior education.

To find out if you are eligible, visit How to check if you are eligible.

Get in touch

Contact the Industry Engagement Team to learn more about our services and partnership opportunities.

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