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Pre-apprenticeships - Gain an advantage

Entering the workforce can be tough, especially in a new industry where you have little to no experience. 

In general, employers prefer taking on apprentices who have done pre-apprenticeship training. This often involves work experience or industry placement, providing students with practical experience in the industry relevant to their course.

Some of our programs require students to complete work experience placements before they can graduate, which results in well-rounded graduates that are trained in the skills required of the position they choose to take, but are also great communicators with excellent work ethic.

Why do a pre-apprenticeship?

A Pre-apprenticeship enables you to experience what it’s like to work in a trade before you make a commitment to continuing in that employment field or gaining an apprenticeship. Also, if you go on to an apprenticeship, the off-the-job training component of your apprenticeship training may be reduced

Students that gain their pre-apprenticeship and then apprenticeship or traineeship have more opportunities in the workforce. This practical way of combining theory and practical experience means each student comes into the workforce job-ready with the skills they need.

We'll be right beside you.

Our dedicated staff members and student services officers work together with local businesses and communities to provide ongoing support for students completing their pre-apprenticeship programs. We aim to make sure each student’s learning experience is both relevant to their chosen industry and also matches their capabilities and skills.

Pre-apprenticeship courses

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Half price^
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: AUR20520
State ID: BGA1
Industry Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Complete this pre-apprenticeship course and you'll have what employers will are looking for in an apprentice light vehicle automotive service and repair technician. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive and give you a flying start in learning a trade. Plus our strong links to the automotive industry may also help!

Automotive technicians work on the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems.

Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

There may be competitive entry to this course. For successful completion of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20520
State ID: AC33
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

Are you looking for a hands-on career in the automotive industry?

This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the skills employers are looking for in an apprentice.

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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get started in the automotive industry. 

If working with cars and trucks is what you would like to do, this course is the one for you. You'll learn how to service engines, and use and maintain workplace tools and equipment.  After successful completion you may start an Apprenticeship in a range of areas including Motor Mechanic (light), Heavy Duty Road Transport, Mobile Plant, Automotive Electrician or Panel Beater. 

You'll gain skills in:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Working in a team environment
  • Planning, organising and problem solving skills
  • Servicing a vehicle
  • Performing general vehicle maintenance and small repairs

You will also have the opportunity to test your skills in the workplace through a Supervised Work Placement during this course. 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Your career in heavy metal starts here.

Learn to use the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade and learn to operate heavy fabrication equipment in a supportive and safe environment.

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Pre-Apprenticeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Are you looking for a career making heavy metal objects?

Following this pre-apprenticeship program, graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including: mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling. Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Certificate II
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