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.

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 and E-Focus have undertaken innovative pre-apprenticeship training projects.

For more information about these projects, see: Pre-apprenticeship Training Delivery Projects