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.
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.
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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