If you are looking for a trade career, a pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get started.
It will give you a taste of what to expect in the industry before committing to a 3-4 year apprenticeship. And, for many employers, it is the preferred prerequisite to entering the industry.
We offer pre-apprenticeships in areas including:
Wanting to gain some base-level mechanic skills you can build on? This course will allow you to test the waters to determine whether you are suited to being a mechanic.
If you’re seeking a career in carpentry and want to learn your skills from industry experts, SWTAFE’s Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship provides you an ideal starting place.
Considering a career in the furniture or building trades? This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the ideal place to get a taste for the carpentry, furniture and cabinet making industry. During this course, you will become skilled in the use of hand and power tools and learn about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking.
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.
This pre-apprenticeship course provides you with the basic knowledge of engineering principles and hands-on skills and experience in basic fabrication techniques, machining processes, welding and robotics. Graduates may pursue careers in fabrication or mechanical engineering apprenticeships and traineeships.
Seeking a career in the plumbing industry? This plumbing pre-apprenticeship provides you with the ideal starting place. This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required to kick-start a career in the plumbing industry and will give you a pathway to gaining a plumbing apprenticeship.