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Apprentice delivery options

The Gordon knows every business is different, and employers’ requirements to have their apprentice on-site can change from week to week and from business to business. Our flexible approach to trade training benefits both employers and apprentices; providing either a small or substantial amount of on-campus training and assessment, depending on the apprenticeship. The options include:

Traditional off-site training

This is carried out at The Gordon, where apprentices attend campus for their training and assessment over a number of weeks each year. The duration of training may vary depending on how quickly the apprentice acquires the required competency.

Fully on-site (workplace) training and assessment

Carried out totally in the workplace, where the employer provides appropriate training and takes part in the assessment process in partnership with The Gordon. Apprentices log evidence of their training as they go, and a Gordon trainer/assessor visits apprentices regularly on-site.

Blended training

A negotiated blend of traditional and workplace training. In most cases, this is a fully flexible self-paced option where apprentices undertake some of their training on-campus at a time that suits the employer, whilst other skills can be developed and assessed on-site.

Competency Based Completions

All apprenticeships in Victoria operate as Competency Based Completions (CBC). In simple terms this means all apprentices complete their training at their own pace, without being locked into a fixed time period. The rate they progress through their apprenticeship is determined by demonstrating they have met the competency standards through their training program and related work, not by time spent in training.



Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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