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PARTEC campus Mt Gravatt

Plastics Fabricator
Apprenticeship Brochure

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  • This trade Apprenticeship is new, approved by the State Government in February 2000.
  • It is a 3 year Apprenticeship, but experienced students can take a “fast-track” program.
  • Training toward the trade qualification involves approximately 18 weeks at college. This is usually offered in one week blocks.
  • If the apprentice already has some skills in the industry, the PARTEC Institute can assess these, so that Apprenticeship time is reduced.
  • PARTEC can assist employers with Trade Recognition applications, or requests to the State Government to vary the required tradesman to apprentice ratio because this is a new trade.
  • The cost of the Apprenticeship training is subsidised by the State Government through the User Choice Program. There is an annual tuition fee which the State Government requires to be paid to PARTEC for the balance of the cost. (This is between $350 and $450 per year at current rates). Method of payment is negotiable.


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Plastics Fabricator Apprentice

The training is conducted in a purpose-built factory environment by staff with an extensive industry background delivering the theoretical elements of the trade backed by hands on practical experience.

Apprentice Training Dates for 2021

Important Notice for current Apprentices/Employers:

  1. Please choose six of the training week options from the 2021 program listed.
  2. Contact Aaron Lederhose, our training consultant, with your choices so your training calendar can be confirmed.

Training weeks are Monday to Friday

Fabrication Training Weeks for 2021


Feb: 1-5 

Mar: 1 - 5

April: 12-16

May:  3 - 7

June: 7 - 11

July:  5 - 9

August: 2 - 6

September: 6 - 10

October: 4 - 8

November: 1 - 5

December: 6 - 10

Some dates may change; please check prior to booking tickets.



Apprenticeship Program

Stage 1 – Basic Trade Skills

Stage 2 – Intermediate Trade Skills

Stage 3 – Trade Skills


Essential Workplace Knowledge and Skills


Specialisations Within the Trade


“Queensland Government Subsidy” means subsidy from the Department of Education and Training.