Traineeship in Beekeeping

Australian Beekeeping Traineeship Program

  • Do you want to become a beekeeper?
  • Do you want to improve your skills and knowledge about bees and the Australian beekeeping  industry?

Specialised beekeeping traineeships are available through the nationally recognized Certificate III in Beekeeping course.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national vocational education and training (VET) regulator.

Entry Requirements

Traineeships are available to those working as a paid employee in a beekeeping business and delivered by an RTO who is registered and approved to deliver this qualification in their current scope of registration.

The Course

  • The course includes practical and study components.
  • A Traineeship may attract Government financial assistance for both the employer and employee.
  • For a full list of units covered in this Traineeship visit the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment website at
  • Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to bee hive ownership and biosecurity codes of practice apply in some states and territories.
  • The Course is available through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who is registered and approved to deliver this qualification in their current scope of registration.

Additional Units of Learning

Additional units that are relevant to your interests and the work that you will be doing (eg chemical safety course) can be selected from other existing training qualifications outside of the Certificate lll in Beekeeping and included in your Course.

Recognised Prior Learning

Those with some previous beekeeping knowledge may be eligible for accreditation for selected units through Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

Steps involved in beginning a Traineeship in Beekeeping

  1. Go to for a list of all the units of competency in the Certificate lll in Beekeeping course and the Registered Training Organisations (RTO) who are registered to deliver this Traineeship.
  2. Choose the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you would like to deliver the training.
  3. Contact your chosen RTO:

a)  Enquire if the organisation is currently registered and approved to deliver this Beekeeper Traineeship in their scope of registration.

b)  Enquire if the organisation can deliver the complete Certificate lll in Beekeeping or only some units within this course.

c)   Ask where and how the training will be delivered – onsite, offsite at training premises, electronically or a combination of methods.

d)  Find out about payment arrangements with the organisation.

e)    Before proceeding with any payment and starting the training, complete the initial paperwork (enrolment forms and training plan) with the help of your RTO and your local Apprenticeship Centre.

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