If you are looking for a trade career, a pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get started.
It will give you a taste of what to expect in the industry before committing to a 3-4 year apprenticeship. And, for many employers, it is the preferred prerequisite to entering the industry.
We offer pre-apprenticeships in areas including:
This is a great course for those wanting to gain some base-level skills to build on. It is also ideal for those who want to test the waters to determine whether they are suited to being a mechanic. SWTAFE offers a pre-apprenticeship program which provides general knowledge, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience basic automotive functions and vehicle systems. This is a great starting point and knowledge of this nature is never wasted.
If you’re seeking a career in carpentry and want to learn your skills from industry experts, SWTAFE’s Building and Construction course provides an ideal starting place.
This course allows you to become skilled in the use of hand and power tools while teaching you about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking. One of the primary advantages of this course is that the skills it teaches can be broadly applied to anything from furniture making to kitchen cabinetry. Another great thing is that it provides an excellent pathway to higher-level qualifications.
This pre-vocational course is mainly aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry. In particular, the course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry and the range of occupations within it.
This pre-apprenticeship course provides you with the basic knowledge of engineering principles and hands-on skills and experience in basic fabrication techniques, machining processes, welding and robotics. Graduates may pursue careers in fabrication or mechanical engineering apprenticeships and traineeships.
Seeking a career in the plumbing industry? This plumbing pre-apprenticeship provides you with the ideal starting place. This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required to kick-start a career in the plumbing industry and will give you a pathway to gaining a plumbing apprenticeship.