A pre-apprenticeship course is a stepping stone to get into the industry of your choice. Completion of a pre-apprenticeship course will help to:
- prepare you for the working environment in the selected industry
- give you some basic skills, or improve your existing skills
- pave the way for the learning you will get as part of your apprenticeship.
Pre-apprenticeship courses may be undertaken part-time while you are still at school, as part of your VCE of VCAL studies or after you have completed school.
What pre-apprenticeships are available?
To read a list of Victorian pre-apprenticeship qualifications, see: Pre-apprenticeship Qualification List (docx - 25.85kb)
How do I start a pre-apprenticeship?
Once you have chosen a pre-apprenticeship course, you can search the Victorian Skills Gateway to find the training providers that offer it, see: Victorian Skills Gateway
You can also visit the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website to search for pre-apprenticeship courses by locality and industry, see: Pre-apprenticeship Courses by Locality and Industry
Best practice pre-apprenticeship design
Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE and E-Focus are currently undertaking innovative pre-apprenticeship training projects.
For more information about these projects, see: Pre-apprenticeship Training Delivery Projects