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What are pre-apprenticships in schools?

Pre-apprenticeships in schools are Certificate II programs that have been nominated by Western Australian industry training councils as valid pathways from school to apprenticeships. Students attend school, train at a registered training organisation and are linked to an employer for work placement. The student must complete a work placement as nominated in the pre-apprenticeship program. The registered training organisations will coordinate work placements in partnership with the schools.​
Pre-apprenticeships in schools allow students to:

  • undertake ​​training while completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE);
  • have an industry endorsed pathway to a full time apprenticeship;
  • receive credit for successful completion of units of competency;and
  • receive VET credit transfer towards the WACE.


Entry Requirements

MPA Skills undertakes a School Based Pre-Apprenticeship program for Plumbing and Painting with full time secondary students in year 11 or 12.

There are now minimum entrance requirements to enter into a school based pre-apprenticeship.  Your school will need to make sure that you are work ready and academically capable of completing the pre-apprenticeship.  Speak to your school VET Coordinator to find out more.The school based pre-apprenticeship program runs for 1 year, it commences in January and completes at the end of October.

Schools Participating

  • John Forrest Secondary College (Plumbing & Painting)
  • Ursula Frayne Catholic College (Plumbing & Painting)
  • St Norbert College (Plumbing)
  • Baldivis Secondary College (Plumbing)
*Please contact your selected School/Trade Training Campus for fee details

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