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Pre-apprenticeships

If you’re looking to kick start your career or try out some new skills, a pre-apprenticeship could be the beginning of an exciting trade career.

Our pre-apprenticeship courses take about six to nine months to complete and usually include a combination of traditional classroom learning and hands-on work experience at TAFE and out in the real world.

Why do a pre-apprenticeship?

A pre-apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to see if you’re the right fit for the trade you’re considering, and unlike an apprenticeship or a traineeship you don’t need to find someone to employ you first.

Completing a pre-apprenticeship shows future employers that you’re keen to learn and work, helping you to stand out from the competition. You’ll also graduate with a qualification (usually a Certificate II), which may give you credits towards your apprenticeship or traineeship in the future, shortening the length of your training.

Pre-apprenticeship courses

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
Half price^
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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National ID: AUR20416
State ID: AB03
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship)

Ignite your automotive electrical career.

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship course you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrical technician.

Ignite your automotive electrical career

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrical technician.

Many employers prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship — this course will give you the skills and knowledge 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!

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

Please note that entry into this course is competitive.

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

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

Take your first steps on the road to getting an apprenticeship as a mechanic.

This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours, and a head start, in learning a trade.

Gear up for a career in the automotive industry

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: 52824WA
State ID: AC40
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Bricklaying and Blocklaying Pre-apprenticeship)

Get a great foundation for a bricklaying apprenticeship

You'll be set to take on an apprenticeship with basic skills in the use of tools and equipment, and working onsite under your belt.

An outdoor trades career with a chance of making great things

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice bricklayer/blocklayer.

Learn how to use bricklaying tools and equipment to construct brick and block walls, to give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC41
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

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

Are you keen to work in construction working with timber?

You'll be equipped with the basic skills to be able to take on a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship after you have completed this course.

Do you have a desire to work in construction working with timber?

Carpenters and joiners construct, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC42
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship

When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator.

Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC43
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-apprenticeship)

Get a great start in the building industry with this solid plastering course.

When you successfully complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be equipped to start your career as an apprentice solid plasterer.

A trade career that has creativity covered

Solid plastering is a finishing trade and an important part of the building process. Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster and cement to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice solid plasterer. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive when applying for an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AC44
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Wall and Ceiling Lining Pre-apprenticeship)

Learn how to be a finisher

Complete this course and you'll gain a head start in securing a wall and ceiling liner apprenticeship.

Learn how to be a finisher

Be someone who has an integral role in the completion of a building. Get the training you need to assist with the internal finishes of a building.

You'll learn how to erect scaffolding and work safely at heights to fix standard plasterboard sheets and paper-based cornices.

Once completed some units from this course can be used as credit towards the CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining.

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

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

Get a head start in gaining an electrotechnology apprenticeship

After successfully completing this course you could be working as an apprentice in the electrical, instrumentation or electrical servicing trades.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship in the electrical trades?

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.

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

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a head start in gaining a heavy fabrication apprenticeship

You'll gain skills in using to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade and learn to operate heavy fabrication equipment.

Are you looking to apply new technologies to a traditional trade?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safe use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

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, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Our 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: MEM20105
State ID: AA52
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Light Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a better chance of gaining a light fabrication apprenticeship

Work in domestic or commercial settings making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, or hospitality equipment.

Gain the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades

If you enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to visualise how an object should look from a drawing, you may have the aptitude for working as a fabricator. Fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and benchtops; and you may specialise in stainless steel custom fabrication using the latest welding and polishing processes.

Once qualified you may find work in a broad range of industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Many employers now prefer apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA49
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)

Make and fix all things mechanical

This course will help you to obtain a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship that includes making machines, parts, and tools.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you looking for a career making and fixing all things mechanical?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a mechanical fitting or machinist apprenticeship in industries such as rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mining, automotive, or hydraulics.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate lathes and milling and drilling machines, make and assemble components, safely use hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering  drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

 
Certificate II
National ID: MSF20313
State ID: AA45
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship)

Want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

This course will help you to gain an apprenticeship in furniture or cabinet making. Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make furniture and fixtures for new homes, offices and shops.

Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?

When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.

Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, including built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.

Many employers now prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you and make you more competitive when applying for apprenticeship positions. It will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 
Certificate II
National ID: SIT20416
State ID: AB10
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)

Begin your commercial cookery career with this Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Pre-Apprenticeship course

You will learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene. You will also gain skills to produce quality foods, plan menus, prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs, control costs, work as part of a team, and serve a range of meals in a professional manner. These skills will be practiced in a simulated work environment or at an appropriate hospitality establishment.

Begin your commercial cookery career with this Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Pre-Apprenticeship course

If you’re looking to work in commercial kitchen environments in restaurants, hotels, cafes, care facilities or schools, this pre-apprenticeship course could be just the kickstart your career needs. The course is delivered in partnership with Hospitality Group Training (HGT) the largest employer of hospitality apprentices in WA.
You’ll gain practical food preparation and cookery skills through work placements in professional kitchens. Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills required to begin a commercial cookery or chef apprenticeship.

Work experience with hand-picked employers

As part of this course, HGT will match you with hospitality employers where you will gain work experience. On completion of this, successful and suitable graduates will be guaranteed apprenticeship positions.

Begin your career in commercial cookery - email kendrew@nmtafe.wa.edu.au to register your details.

Certificate II
National ID: 52887WA
State ID: AC56
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship)

North Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries.

Complete this course and you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as 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.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC32620
State ID: BGD0
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Be ready for a career as a roof plumber

This apprenticeship course will give you the skills to use hand and power tools, cut and join sheet metal, install roof components and interpret plans.

Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the roof plumbing and services industry.

The Certificate III in Roof Plumbing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
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