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School Programs


MPA Skills offers a Pre-Apprenticeship for those still attending school and want to participate in the program during Year 11 and Year 12. The Certificate II qualification counts towards a student’s final results at school including the work experience component. The School Based Pre Apprenticeships offered are:

52700WA Certifiate II in Plumbing & 52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades)

The student will attend the training program at least one day per week during school term* and MPA Skills will direct you in securing your work experience placement, which forms part of the ‘job hunting’ training each student receives.

The program is open to all students’ currently enrolled private or public schools up to Year 11 and the program is run across five campuses in the Perth Metro area and one campus in Bunbury. These campuses deliver the following qualification:

52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing 2019 Enrolment Form 
52824WA Certificate II in Building & Construction 2019 Enrolment Form (Pathway – Trades)

*additional days may be available for work experience subject to school approval

PLEASE NOTE- 2019 MPA School Based enrolments are now strictly closed. However, you can still apply for the CTF Scholarship Program, please see below for details (applications close 12 October 2018).

Construction Training Fund  Scholarship Program 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Scholarship Program! They are open until September 30th 2018. Applications must be submitted online using the link below:

CTF Scholarship application

On successful completion of the School Based Pre Apprenticeship students will receive the Certificate II qualification. If a student gains employment as an apprentice on completion of the course the Certificate II qualification will enable the student to receive credits for some units in a Certificate III qualification. The schools currentlty involved in the School Based Pre Apprenticeship Programs are:


  • John Forrest
  • Ursula Frayne
  • St Norbert
  • Baldivis
  • Belridge
  • Bunbury


  • John Forrest
  • Ursula Frayne

There are now minimum entrance requirements to enter into a School Based Pre Apprenticeship program. Your school will need to make sure that you are work ready and academically capable of completing the program. Speak to your school VET Coordinator to find out more.

For more information, check out our getting started flyers:
StartYourPlumbing StartYourPlumbing 

To see the options possible, check out our pathway flyers:
pathway-painting pathway-plumbing

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the cost of training for eligible workers.


The Construction Training Fund have worked with MPA Skills for many years to provide students with an opportunity to participate in the Try-A-Trade program which is wholly funded by CTF. Students will experience first hand some of the work that is carried out in the plumbing and painting & decorating industry.

A student will learn some basic hand skills plus they will learn about teamwork, leadership and health & safety in the workplace. Click on the link below for further information:

Try-a-Trade flyer 2019