Apprenticeship & Traineeship Programs

In lockstep with the Civil Contractor Federation’s commitment to skilled workforce development for the civil construction industry, we offer a range of Apprenticeship & Traineeship Programs, designed to;

  • Assist newcomers to the industry in starting their career
  • Benefit employers and mentors looking to onboard apprentices for future employment
  • Continually induct new workers to the industry, helping to ensure a sustainable skilled workforce for the current and future pipeline of critical infrastructure works.
  • Time commitment is approximately 12-18 hours per month.

Apprenticeship is on-the-job training that involves following and studying a trade on the job, instead of in school. Civil contractors, carpenters, plumbers, builders, and many other professionals often learn their trade through apprenticeship training. The apprentice is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson. They undertake a nationally accredited, portable course of training under the supervision of their employer.

The CCF Victoria Team are committed to delivering the very best skills development training in the industry. We offer a range of qualification accredited courses, including:

RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

Comprises foundation training, designed for newcomers to the industry. This is an excellent course for school-aged students (Yr 10/11) looking to start their career in civil construction.

Please contact Civil Train on (03) 9588 7600 if you are interested in further information around Cert II in Civil Construction.

RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction, General

Comprises apprenticeship training delivered as work-based learning (also includes some off-site training). Suitable for new entrants to the industry, or existing workers looking to upskill or formalise their skills, this course offers a nationally accredited and recognised qualification. This is the stream most apprentices and their employers agree to undertake.


RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction, Plant Operations

Comprises a plant operations focused traineeship, delivered predominately on-site (also includes some off-site training).


RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction, Supervision

This traineeship program is for Supervisors in the industry.

It is a comprehensive course of study for workers who are already Leading Hands or workers aspiring to supervisor/management level. The course units are leadership and management-focused.


Government incentives apply to all eligible persons.

  • Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible persons
  • We encourage people with a disability to access government-funded subsidised training.

The benefits of employing an apprentice include:

  • Onboarding a safe, compliant employee
  • Growing the industry with skilled workers

The benefits of an employer include:

  • Employers are able to shape the employee, choosing units of competency that best fit the business
  • Employer incentives for eligible employees
  • Lower wage rates
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If you would like to discuss taking on an apprentice/trainee or would like further information on our programs, please contact the CCF Team on (03) 9588 7600 or email

Please Note:
An enrolment in a course does not guarantee successful completion, nor does it guarantee an employment outcome.


Please refer to the Fees, Charges and Refund Policy.