RTA is dedicated to supporting the skills for the creative trades many of which are currently experiencing a skills shortage. RTA is focused on providing the ongoing support to industry in keeping these trade qualifications alive and thriving.

Regional Trade Assessments recognise the need for servicing apprentices in rural and regional areas of Australia. We deliver workplace based training and assessing "we come to you".

Servicing regional Australia in the following trades that are experiencing a skills shortage:

We have qualified and experienced trainers with a high degree of industry experience and knowledge who value education & the benefits of gaining qualifications.

As apprenticeships can seem a complexed process, Regional Trade Assessments will step you through the process and minimize interruption to your business. 


RTA will step you through the process of understanding how apprenticeships work. We offer advice for employers who want to know how to get started and what you will need to do.


The Australian apprenticeships incentives program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentices, particularly where the Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.

More information on the employer incentives is available on the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program page.

Case Study

How Much are your block releases costing you?


A regional employer has reported the scenario they have been left in due to their apprentice having to do a 570km round trip for a training block release. The approximate  costs to the company for each block release are:

Travel 570km @ 76c/km (less gov. subsidy 12c/km)

- $364.80
Accommodation 5nights @ $100/night (less gov. subsidy $28/night

- $360
Meals 5 days @ $50/day                                                                                  

- $250
5 days of wages whilst away from work (1st yr – comp. HSC)

- $420.66
The risks of a 285km drive home on a Friday afternoon

- Priceless

Bare in mind these are the costs for just ONE block release - this does not include training enrollment fees either. How much is your block release costing you?