Go further with NMIT Apprenticeships
NMIT is the major Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with a reputation for quality and flexibility in delivery.
We've fostered strong relationships with relevant industry sectors and employer groups to ensure that you develop leading industry skills through on-the-job-training and formal training.
Thinking about starting an NMIT apprenticeship?
Browse NMIT apprenticeship courses offered below in agriculture & animal science, building structures & services, computer systems & electrotechnology, design drafting & interior fittings, hairdressing, hospitality, jewellery, locksmithing and mechanical manufacturing.
You will need to secure a job with a participating employer or Group Training Company before starting an apprenticeship.
Or get in touch with the relevant key NMIT apprenticeship contact for further information.
Available Courses (41)
Beef and sheep production
Set for a career on the land - designed for farm hand apprentices looking to build on current farming knowledge or progress prior qualifications, NMIT’s Certificate III in Agriculture is the entry level qualification to start your career in beef and sheep production.
NMIT's dual qualification in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health will give you the knowledge and skills to work effectively with people who are experiencing problems due to alcohol and other drug use. NMIT's exciting combined community sector qualification - NMIT students enrol in the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and the Certificate IV in Mental Health to achieve a dual qualification. Please contact the Health and Community Studies Department if you wish to take up this opportunity.
This Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying is offered as an apprenticeship to local students only. Despite the economic downturn the building and construction industry continues to boom in Australia, and every little brick counts. Trainees in this course are employed by bricklayers and train on-site with their employer and off-site with NMIT. Working on full size projects at NMIT’s specially designed facilities, you will learn skills from general demolition to constructing door frames.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Building your future - if you prefer to work with your hands in a fast paced environment, start your career in cabinetry manufacturing or run your own cabinetry business. Target your creative and versatile skills by becoming a qualified kitchen and bathroom installer in this growing industry.
Custom-made career options - produce furniture to your own design, work for cabinetry manufacturers or start your own bespoke furniture business. Target your creative and versatile skills by becoming a qualified cabinet/furniture maker in this growing industry.
Teaches carpentry skills. Areas of study include restricted height scaffolding , explosive power tools, timber wall framing, timber pitched roof-framing, sub floor framing, timber and sheet flooring and door frames. Career opportunities include carpenter, sub contractor and contractor. Trainees work at NMIT's specially designed facilities.
This is an assessment and skill gap training course. The course is aimed at recognising suitably skilled waterproofing applicators that have the level of competence required by the industry. Where there are gaps in your skills or knowledge, you will get extra training at NMIT.
Develop your understanding of road transport logistics, such as how to load and unload vehicles and organise work operations. NMIT has one of Australia’s best industrial training facilities, offering a range of training packages.
Plug in to a new career - use your sharp mind and technical skills to kick-start your career in the booming electronics communications industry
Light up your career as an electrician. Start your career off on the right foot as an apprentice electrician. Open your own business or work as a contractor for a large firm – you will always be in a position for employment.
This program comprises the Heavy Fabrication stream of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade. Get the skills you need for the job - master all heavy fabrication techniques throughout this apprenticeship you can apply straight on-the-job. Traditionally known as boiler making, heavy fabrication will give you the skills to work with heavy gauge metal parts to make and fix containers that get put under pressure like boilers and storage tanks.
This program comprises the Light Fabrication stream of the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade. Get the skills you need for the job - master all sheet metal working techniques throughout this apprenticeship you can apply straight on-the-job. Traditionally known as sheet metal work, light fabrication will give you the skills to perform tasks ranging from manual metal arc welding (MIG) and geometric development to drawing interpretation.
Provides apprentices with a high level of basic and advanced skills in fitting and machining which they can build on through on-the-job training, including marking out, use of hand tools, drawing, turning, milling and grinding. NMIT also offers the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade to non-industry and international students through the Mechanical Manufacturing Department.
Australia’s equine industry is the country’s fifth largest, contributing $6.2 billion a year to the economy. The Certificate III in Farriery is a trade-oriented course. Gain accreditation as a recognised farrier so you can perform all the skills needed to fit and care for horses’ equine needs. Take your career by the reins today!
Apprenticeship and Non-Apprenticeship
Grow in your trade and let your creativity bloom. Certificate III in Floristry is a national qualification that gives you the skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. You may go on to open your own business.
Establish your career in the creative industry of hairstyling and earn while your learn - build on your interest in current hair styles and fast track to an exciting career as a fully qualified hair dresser. Work for a leading hair salon, professional photographer, fashion stylist or set up your own salon. NMIT offers the Certificate III in Hairdressing as an apprenticeship to local students.
Become the Masterchef - your passion for food and aspiration to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment will have you at the top of your career as a qualified chef.
Develop your sense of creativity - demonstrate your passion for intricate detail and deliver unsurpassed excellence with your sweet and delicious creations as pastry chef.
The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship. Designed as a nationally accredited course for people wanting the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture from the Training Operations Bureau. The program features the Jewellery Centre, a professional jewellery school where master craftsmen and recognised experts pass on their knowledge.
Open the door to your career - use your precision and eye for detail to kick start your career in joinery. Own your own business or work for an established timber joinery manufacturer, constructing architectural or reproduction joinery; your career options are limitless as a qualified joiner.
Landscaping your future. Take your career to the great outdoors by creating beautiful serine spaces of gardening bliss, why not be the next well known landscaper in Australia by building your career in the landscaping industry learning the most up to date skills.
This Certificate III in Locksmithing is offered as an apprenticeship to local students. Designed after extensive consultation with industry. Developed to provide extensive relevant training for apprentices in the locksmithing industries. NMIT also offers the Certificate III in Locksmithing to non-industry and international students through the Mechanical Manufacturing Department.
Specialise in the path from paddock to plate - whether you’re already in the meat industry or have decided that your career direction is on the path from paddock to plate, NMIT’s Certificate III in Meat Processing will qualify you a as a butcher.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is taken in conjunction with the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs to achieve a dual qualification. Please contact the Health and Community Studies Department if you wish to enrol in the dual qualification. This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services and community interventions to clients with mental health and other drug issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.
If you enjoy working with your hands and using your flair to create interesting surfaces, painting and decorating may be the career choice for you. This course expands on your painting skills obtained from completing the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating) or from on-the-job experiences, through a wide range of tasks and use of various materials for the painting industry.
Boost your career in Parks and Gardens - nurture your interest in nature with a focus on the community to excel in a career as a parks and gardens expert. NMIT’s Certificate III in parks and gardens will develop your skills in planning, design and development of public parks for the general community, in organisations such as local councils, large private parks and public landscape’s, you will learn a variety of skills to help you understand soils, plants, pruning, environment and pests.
A unique industry for unique skills - become an expert of the Pest Management Industry. Understand the best practice methods of pest control, management and prevention relevant to the horticulture industry. Pest control is an industry that luckily for you isn’t going away any time soon!
To undertake the Certificate III in Plumbing applicants must be employed as an apprentice plumber. This course provides skills in working with pipes that carry water, sewage, gas and other industrial services, as well as roof and wall coverings, sanitary fixtures, gas appliances, heating and ventilation equipment, fire hydrant and sprinkler systems and urban irrigations systems. NMIT’s plumbing training facilities are recognised as a national industry benchmark.
Growing your career pathways - spend your days in the great outdoors and be responsible for the cultivation, preparation, and nutritional requirements of plants in a wholesale environment in this thriving and energetic trade. Be a leader in the active development of new and improved ways to cultivate plants by the many propagation techniques available to you. Learn about the PBR requirements associated with plant propagation.
Your pathway to artisan baking. As a qualified baker, you will have the skills to work in top restaurants, patisseries and resorts in an industry that prides its self on excellence, reputation and quality.
Advance your skills with baking. You thrive in a fast paced dynamic industry and have a passion for creative work as an artisan baker or pastry chef that is rewarded with recognition and reputation.
Apprenticeship and Non-apprenticeship Streams
Growing your own future - own your garden nursery, work in the great outdoors and help people create their dream garden with your career in the retail nursery industry. Develop the skills required to help people with any plant selections or problems, assist the public with information about plant placement and care and advise on any plants that could become an environmental problem in some areas.
This course has been designed to teach apprentices the latest in roof-tiling skills, through a wide range of tasks and use of various materials for the roof tiling industry. Areas of study include: mansard roof, construction techniques, roof openings and specialised roofing practices. Apprentices work at NMIT's specially designed facilities.
Launch your career as a qualified shopfitter - combine your love of construction and work on major infrastructure with your career in shopfitting. If you are a ‘hands on’ person and like to see the solid end result of your work, shopfitting is for you.
Your specialist career starts here. Use your eye for excellence in the world of sports and your interest in horticulture and facilities management to excel in your career as a Sports Turf Management specialist. Become the next renowned sports turf manager of some of the biggest and best sporting grounds around the country, be the person that will be managing single or multi use grounds to accommodate the needs of professional athletes into the future. Maybe the MCG could be your next back yard.
Take control of your career. Upgrade your electrical skills or branch off into this diverse career path with certificate III in switchgear and controlgear.
Open your career options - be a sought after employee in the changing telecommunications industry with your eye for detail and quick thinking mind.
This Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining is offered to local students as an apprenticeship. This course expands on yoru plastering skills obtained from completing the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Wall and Ceiling Lining) or from on-the-job experiences through a wide range of task and use of materials for the plastering industry.
NMIT will give you the skills you need to complete an apprenticeship as a wall and floor tiler. Tilers lay tiles on internal and external walls and floors to provide finishes that are protective or decorative, or both. You will learn skills including: tiling decorative mosaics and installing marble floors.
Get moving in the transport and logistics industries - develop the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of warehousing and transport operations to advance in the transport, storage and logistics industries.
Make the most from your sheep’s back - develop your knowledge and skills in wool classing with NMIT’s Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation. You’ll receive expert training in the preparation and supervision of shearing operations.