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Pre-apprenticeship courses

What are pre-apprenticeships?

Pre-apprenticeships are Certificate II courses. A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get a start in a career. Many employers are now requesting you complete a pre-apprenticeship qualification before applying for a Certificate III apprenticeship.

We have regular pre-apprenticeship courses running for a range of industries. 

What do I need to do a pre-apprenticeship?

You don’t need any previous study or experience to do a pre-apprenticeship course and you may qualify for government funding to reduce the cost.

When and where do courses run?

Our courses are scheduled regularly and run from 12 to 16 weeks (full time) across locations in Melbourne and Gippsland. They fill quickly so apply below to get started. If there is not a scheduled course that suits you, contact us to secure a spot in the next course.

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Pre-apprenticeship courses available

  • Automotive

    AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in a number of automotive areas, including:

    • vehicle servicing
    • removing and replacing batteries, radiators, brake assemblies and wheel assemblies
    • dismantling and assembling engines, cylinder heads and carburettors

    Locations: Deer Park, Gippsland Education Precinct (Churchill)
    Length: Approximately 33 days (2 days a week)*

    * number of days per week subject to change

    At the end of your pre-apprenticeship course you could start a full time apprenticeship with AGA.

    The Certificate II in Automotive Studies will help you get an automotive apprenticeship and you may be able to use some credits towards your Certificate III apprenticeship.

    Please note

    This pre-apprenticeship course is not a school-based pathway. Find out more about:

  • Building and construction

    22338VIC – Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in a number of building and construction areas, including:

    • safe handling of selected hand and power tools
    • interpreting documents and plans
    • components of building structures

    Locations: Deer Park, Gippsland Education Precinct (Churchill), Warragul
    Length: Approximately 63 days (3 days a week)*

    * number of days per week subject to change

    At the end of your pre-apprenticeship course you could start a full time apprenticeship with AGA.

    The Certificate II in Building and Construction will help you get a building and construction apprenticeship and you may be able to use some credits towards your Certificate III apprenticeship.

    Please note

    This pre-apprenticeship course is not a school-based pathway. Find out more about:

  • Construction pathways

    CPC20211 – Certificate II in Construction Pathways (Pre-Apprenticeship)

    This pre-apprenticeship is part of the Multi-Industry Pre-apprenticeship Project (MIPP) and provides you with training over a range of skills to help you return to school, start vocational training or move into work.

    You will gain basic knowledge and skills in

    • Carpentry
    • Plumbing
    • Electrotechnology

    Locations: Deer Park, Bairnsdale, Morwell
    Length: Approximately 6 months (3 days a week)*

    * number of days per week subject to change

    Students who successfully complete this program will be awarded with a Certificate II in Construction Pathways. The units that you complete as part of this certificate are nationally recognised and you can use them to get credits in other study options with the same units.

    This program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

    Please note

    This pre-apprenticeship course is not a school-based pathway. Find out more about:

  • Electrical

    UEE22011 – Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in domestic and commercial electrical work, including:

    • apply environmentally and sustainable energy procedures
    • use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • test, fix and secure electrical equipment

    Locations: Deer Park, Korumburra, Warragul
    Length: Approximately 42 days (3 days a week)*

    * number of days per week subject to change

    At the end of your pre-apprenticeship course you could start a full time apprenticeship with AGA.

    The Certificate II in Electrotechnology will help you get an electrical apprenticeship and you may be able to use some credits towards your Certificate III apprenticeship.

    Please note

    This pre-apprenticeship course is not a school-based pathway. Find out more about:

  • Plumbing

    22304VIC – Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in a number of plumbing areas, including:

    • plumbing hand tools
    • sheet metal practices
    • fabricating plumbing pipe systems

    Locations: Deer Park, Korumburra, Warragul
    Length: Approximately 40 days (2 days a week)*

    * number of days per week subject to change

    At the end of your pre-apprenticeship course you could start a full time apprenticeship with AGA.

    The Certificate II in Plumbing will help you get a plumbing apprenticeship and you may be able to use some credits towards your Certificate III apprenticeship.

    Please note

    This pre-apprenticeship course is not a school-based pathway. Find out more about:

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you would like more information on these qualifications then you can phone 1300 000 AGA or email an enquiry to our staff.
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