What is it?

A pre-apprenticeship course is a stepping stone into the industry of your choice. It’s a preparatory course that provides a blend of theory and hands-on experience in a simulated workplace environment.

A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to try out a particular job or industry before committing to a full-time apprenticeship or traineeship, plus you’ll learn lots of handy skills. At Skillinvest, we offer pre-apprenticeships in Building and Construction, Electrical and Plumbing – usually resulting in the attainment of a Certificate II course.

Am I eligible?

Pre-apprenticeship courses may be undertaken while you are still at school (as part of VET in Schools) or after you have completed school and are looking to enter the workforce. You must be at least 15 years of age and enrolled in secondary school. If you are under 18 years of age you may also require the permission of a parent or guardian.

Why Skillinvest?

Competition for full-time apprenticeships is fierce and our consultants are always on the look-out for top candidates to be placed into part-time and full-time apprenticeships. Being well prepared and starting your training and skills development at school or through a pre-apprenticeship will make you stand out and give you an advantage over other applicants!

Whether you just want to specialise in a particular area or run your own business one day, Skillinvest will help create a customised employment and training pathway to achieve your career dreams, from school through to training and employment.

Benefits

Completion of a pre-apprenticeship course will help you:

  • Prepare for the working environment in your chosen industry
  • Learn practical skills and improve or refresh existing skills
  • Pave the way for a part-time or full-time apprenticeship

Other Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Many students who transition successfully into a full-time trade apprenticeship have often started their training during secondary school by completing a VET in Schools or VCAL course, a pre-apprenticeship, school-based apprenticeship, or a combination of these.

Skillinvest pre traineeship course

What our students say

“I completed my trade school with Skillinvest. The trainers are really helpful, they help me fast track, it was really good and I really enjoyed it.”

Paul, Cert III Carpentry, Graeker Construction

What our students say

“The training is really helpful and it has helped me a lot in understanding what I need to do and what I need to learn. It has been a great experience having one on one help all the time.”

Katrina, Cert III Automotive Sales, Emmetts

Latest Jobs

Job Title Location Date posted Closing date
Civil Construction Trainer & Assessor Horsham September 23, 2019 October 7, 2019
Cert III Engineering (Mechanical) Apprenticeship Stawell September 19, 2019 October 4, 2019
Heavy Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Warracknabeal September 19, 2019 October 4, 2019
Business Administration Traineeship Horsham September 19, 2019 September 30, 2019

Frequently asked questions

Why you should consider a pre-apprenticeship?

A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to learn skills and gain work experience in a particular trade without making a commitment to a part-time or full-time apprenticeship. Completing a pre-apprenticeship course will also give you credit that counts towards earning a nationally accredited qualification as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship in future

What are the entry requirements?

Anyone aged 15 years or older can apply for a pre-apprenticeship. Many trades require you to have year 10 maths and English at a minimum, however some trades like electrical and plumbing will also require year 11 level maths and English.

Don’t wait until you finish school to start building your skills and career! If you’re unsure about what you want to do, a pre-apprenticeship is a great way to try out a job or trade before making the big commitment.

Skillinvest offers accredited VCAL, VET and short courses, pre-apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships for students interested in working in Automotive, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, Business Management, Equine Racing, Hairdressing and lots more.

Don’t wait until you finish school to start building your skills and career! If you’re unsure about what you want to do, a pre-apprenticeship is a great way to try out a job or trade before making the big commitment.

Skillinvest offers accredited VCAL, VET and short courses, pre-apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships for students interested in working in Automotive, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, Business Management, Equine Racing, Hairdressing and lots more.