An apprenticeship is a NZQA recognised Level 3 or Level 4 qualification where you will learn a trade through a combination of on the job practical training and completing unit standards.
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Firstly, you need to secure employment with an employer who can train you in your chosen qualification.
Secondly, the employer must be willing to train you by registering you with MAST Academy.
Thirdly, once you are registered with us, we will organise and manage your apprenticeship until you have completed.
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Depending on the qualification, it will take 3 – 4 years.
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Most apprentices are working fulltime, but in some cases, depending on your employer, it is possible to complete an apprenticeship when working in the marine and composites industry part time.
Applicant whose first language is not English, required to provide any of the following:
Work integrated brokered/employee on-job training.
Marine and Specialised Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy) has developed a training plan in collaboration with the apprentice and employer. This will ensure that the apprentice can complete the required programme for the occupation. The MAST Academy supports the implementation of the training plan through the provision of resources, arrangements for on-the-job assessments and facilitating off-the-job training. MAST Academy also ensures that the apprentice receives appropriate pastoral and educational support during the training.
MAST Academy has developed an online Learning Management System (LMS) called “Rudderlive”. Programme materials can be downloaded by apprentices at any time. Assessors use this system to manage the individual learning plan, and manage the mentoring and support services for each apprentice. The Field Officers (Assessors) ensure that support given is responsive to the apprentice’s needs.
The employer/trainer will ensure the apprentice is actively and effectively taught while on-the-job so that the apprentice progressively builds up skills and knowledge, and off-the-job training is reinforced. The employer supports the apprentice to attend the off-the-job training in a scheduled basis. Employers will be notified in advance by MAST Academy on the schedule of off-job training.
MAST Academy provides a minimum of quarterly face-to-face visits with apprentices and are available by email, phone, and video-call at any time.
MAST Academy ensures national consistency of qualification outcome requirements by participating in consistency review and collecting information or evidence as detailed in the qualification consistency requirements including:
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To enrol into an apprenticeship programme an individual must be employed in the proper environment, in a role which will allow the qualification outcomes to be met and must be signed into a New Zealand Apprenticeship enrolment agreement.
MAST Academy regularly reviews all programmes to ensure they comply with current legislation, regulations and Australia/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) including: Health and Safety at Work Act 2015; Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995; and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 2001, and any subsequent amendments; and reflect current industry practice.
The Marine and Specialised Technologies Academy of New Zealand (MAST Academy) is a private training establishment that has been granted registration by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under Part 4, subpart 5 of the Education and Training Act 2020.
He mea rehita na te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa kia tu hei Whai Whakangungu Motuhake i raro i te maru Part 4, subpart 5 o te Ture Mātauranga me te Whakangungu 2020.
Rule 18 of the NZQA Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2021 does not apply to the transitional programmes approved through to 31 December 2023, as they are funded as if under the Industry Training and Apprenticeship Act 1992 – repealed under the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020 – until such time as a Unified Funding Scheme is in place. It is also for this reason that MAST Academy may enrol trainees working in New Zealand under work visas without having to be a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice.