Pre-Apprenticeships

Gain a competitive advantage when looking to gain an apprenticeship in a trade!

Employers look favourably upon potential employees who have some industry-relevant experience and South West TAFE’s pre-apprenticeships provide this. Graduates from our pre-apprenticeship programs are highly sought after by regional employers.

Our pre-apprenticeships introduce you to a trade, give you an insight into working in industry and provide a pathway to gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship. Also, they might not cost as much as you expect and most take just six month or less.

Enquire now to do a pre apprenticeship course in 2015!


Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleLocationsModes
22015VIC Certificate II in Automotive Studies Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool Part Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Sherwood Park Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational) Warrnambool Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
22019VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies Portland Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making Sherwood Park Part Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing Warrnambool Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
AUR21011 Certificate II in Motorsport Hamilton (Hammond Street) Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
22138VIC Certificate II in Plumbing Warrnambool Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship
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Pre-Apprenticeships

Gain a competitive advantage when looking to gain an apprenticeship in a trade!

Employers look favourably upon potential employees who have some industry-relevant experience and South West TAFE’s pre-apprenticeships provide this. Graduates from our pre-apprenticeship programs are highly sought after by regional employers.

Our pre-apprenticeships introduce you to a trade, give you an insight into working in industry and provide a pathway to gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship. Also, they might not cost as much as you expect and most take just six month or less.

Enquire now to do a pre apprenticeship course in 2015!


Courses

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  • Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22015VIC)
    Course Code: 22015VIC
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes: Part Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    This a great course for those wanting to gain some base-level skills upon which to build. It is also ideal for those who want to test the waters to determine whether they are suited to being a mechanic. South West TAFE offers a pre-apprenticeship program which provides general knowledge, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience in basic automotive functions and vehicle systems. This is a great staring point and knowledge of this nature is never wasted.
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22216VIC)
    Course Code: 22216VIC
    Locations: Sherwood Park
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    If you’re seeking a career in carpentry and want to learn your skills from industry experts, South West TAFE’s Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) will prove an ideal starting place. The course will develop your ‘hand-skills’ to an acceptable industry standard. Students will acquire these skills by participating in a number of interesting and worthwhile projects. For example, they will construct a full-size domestic house or similar structure from ground to completion. Graduates may pursue apprenticeships and traineeships in the building industry.
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)
    Course Code: 22261VIC
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    This pre-vocational course is mainly aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.
    In particular, the course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry and the range of occupations within it.
  • Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22019VIC)
    Course Code: 22019VIC
    Locations: Portland
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    This pre-apprenticeship course provides knowledge of engineering principles and hands-on experience in basic fabrication techniques, machining processes and welding. Graduates may pursue careers in fabrication or mechanical engineering apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Certificate II in Furniture Making (Pre-Apprenticeship) (MSF20313)
    Course Code: MSF20313
    Locations: Sherwood Park
    Modes: Part Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    If you are considering a career in the furniture or building trades, this course is likely to appeal to you. It will allow you to become skilled in the use of hand and power tools, while teaching you about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking. One of the primary advantages of this course is that the skills it teaches can be broadly applied to anything from furniture making to kitchen cabinetry. Another great thing about this course is that it provides an excellent pathway to higher-level qualifications.
  • Certificate II in Hairdressing (Pre-Apprenticeship) (SIH20111)
    Course Code: SIH20111
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    A great course to see if a career in hairdressing is right for you. Students will learn a range of hairdressing tasks including interacting with customers and providing customer service, following workplace safety procedures, demonstrating effective hairdressing environment work practices, providing assistance to colleagues’ and developing hairdressing industry knowledge.
  • Certificate II in Motorsport (AUR21011)
    Course Code: AUR21011
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street)
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    With particular focus on the motorsport environment, this pre-apprenticeship program provides students with a general knowledge and skill base in areas common across most sections of the automotive industry.
  • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) (22138VIC)
    Course Code: 22138VIC
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Full Time, Pre-Apprenticeship

    Plumbing is a reliable and generally well-paying trade. As the construction industry continues to boom, our plumbing graduates find themselves in high demand!
    During this course students train using the latest plumbing technology and machinery including, solar, gas and electric heating systems and welding facilities, giving graduates a sound understanding of both plumbing and gas-fitting.