What is a higher apprenticeship?
A higher apprenticeship is a blended work and study program that includes paid work and an accredited study program, where students upskill and apply future work skills and knowledge to the workplace.
Civil construction pilot program
As part of a pilot, Swinburne Edge’s Learning Design and Innovation (LDI) team designed and launched a higher apprenticeship program to upskill the civil construction sector with industry 4.0 skills.
The higher apprenticeship is funded by the Victorian Government, Apprenticeships Victoria.
The Big Build Higher Apprentices are existing workers within Victoria’s civil construction industry. The work-integrated program is equipping them to become Industry 4.0 change agents and take on more senior management roles.
Swinburne Edge’s innovative higher apprenticeship pilot is designed to bring the next frontier of digital technology skills to the civil construction industry to power Victoria’s $32bn Big Build.