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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: AUR20516
State ID: AB06
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Big engines, big career, big opportunity.

Learn the skills to prepare for a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprenticeship. This pre-app will train you to work on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Gear up for a career working with big engines.

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice light vehicle, heavy vehicle and plant and agricultural mechanic.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry, working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks, inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries, troubleshooting basic faults, and workplace safety and health.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR20516
State ID: AB05
Industry Automotive
Half price^

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

Guaranteed work every 10,000 kms.

Learn to service your own car or gain the skills to become an apprentice in the most in-demand automotive trade areas. Set yourself up for a career in an industry that's always in need of skilled workers.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Pre-Apprenticeship

Steer yourself towards a future in the Automotive industry.

This hands on entry level course will equip you to service your own car or gain the skills to become an apprentice in all the automotive trade areas, such as light vehicle mechanic, heavy and plant mechanic, panel beating, spray painting and automotive electrician.

Learn skills to carry out servicing operations, inspecting and servicing engines, steering and suspension systems, carry out repairs to single electrical circuits as well as maintaining workplace tools and equipment. You will also learn how to apply safe work practices and apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB31
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)

Build the foundations of your construction career here.

Craft the pathway towards your career in Carpentry and Joinery with this practical pre-app, and back up your hands-on skills with the knowledge of industry professionals with on-the-job experience.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a Carpentry or Building and Construction career?

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding, levelling and concreting, interpret drawings, take measurements and workplace health and safety.

This is a pre-vocational course for pre-apprentice learners seeking to gain an apprenticeship in the Construction industry. Learners can complete common core competencies shared between 11 Construction trades, then select additional competencies from ONE trade pathway.

Learners will develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for further training in construction as well as skills, knowledge and experiences that may be transferable to other industry areas.

Certificate II
National ID: UEE22011
State ID: AA41
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)

Switch to a career that's never in the dark.

This pre-apprenticeship program is your first step towards an electrotechnology apprenticeship and furthering your career in the electrotechnology industry. Light up your career with the best start.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Spark up an electrical career and get current skills.

When you complete the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, interpret drawings, take electrical and electronic measurements, soldering components, and workplace health and safety.

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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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship

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
National ID: 52700WA
State ID: AA40
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Have the edge when applying for a plumbing apprenticeship

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course ensures you'll be just what employers are looking for in an apprentice plumber, roof plumber or gasfitter.

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On campus
Pre-Apprenticeship

Have the edge when applying for a plumbing apprenticeship.

Completing this pre-apprenticeship course ensures you'll be just what employers are looking for in an apprentice plumber, roof plumber or gasfitter. 

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, cut and join sheet metal, work safely at heights, and workplace health and safety.

Certificate II
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