Increase your chances of gaining an apprenticeship in your chosen field with a Pre-Apprenticeship program.

If you are a hands-on learner and you have reached a stage in your life where you are ready to get serious about creating a sustainable career path for your future, then you should consider becoming trade qualified in a field that you are interested in.

Pre-Apprenticeship programs are available in the following fields:

The first step towards becoming trade qualified is to complete a Pre-Apprenticeship program in your chosen field. While these programs are not mandatory, they do set you apart from your competition when applying for roles. Completing a Pre-Apprenticeship program (usually Certificate I and II) demonstrates to employers that you are ready to commit to training, are willing to learn and have developed job ready skills relevant to the industry area. All Pre-Apprenticeship programs will give you some credit towards the first year of an apprenticeship, possibly shortening your overall training period.

By completing a Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will gain:

Available Pre-Apprenticeship Programs:

AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Learn to perform: basic diagnostic procedures, install, test and repair wiring on vehicle lighting systems and electrical security components, install ancillary electrical equipment, perform minor repairs to electrical circuits, inspect and service batteries, and more.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Auto Electrician
  • Trades Assistant, Spare Parts Salesperson.
  • Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician


AUR21516 Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning (Light)

Learn how to use a range of tools and equipment to complete basic inspection and service of automotive systems such as engines, batteries, cooling systems and petrol fuel systems.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Mobile Plant/Diesel Fitter
  • Apprentice Heavy Road Transport Mechanical Technician


AUR21516 Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning (Heavy)

Gain experience of engine cylinder heads in diesel vehicles including pre-repair operations such as dismantling engines, performing grinding and facing operations on a range of engine components, conducting testing and evaluating components. All activities are completed using measuring equipment to ensure fine levels of tolerance are obtained.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Mobile Plant/Diesel Fitter
  • Apprentice Heavy Road Transport Mechanical Technician


AUR20716 Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation

Familiarise yourself with electrical and mechanical components and systems and learn how to use appropriate tools and equipment to complete basic removal, inspection and refitting of automotive components.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Trades Assistant, Spare Parts Salesperson.
  • Trainee Automotive Vehicle Service Person
  • On successful completion of this course you receive a AUR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation qualification


CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

Learn basic skills in the use of construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans, making measurements and calculations and communicating in the workplace. This hands-on qualification is built around a basic construction project that integrates these skills just like in the workplace.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Apprentice Shop Fitter, Furniture Manufacturing
  • Alternative pathways may include Wet Trades (Tiling, Bricklaying, Painter), Plumbing


UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology

Gain the skills needed to safely undertake basic electrotechnology work and solve problems in extra-low voltage single-path and multiple-path DC circuits. Learn environmentally sustainable work practices, including the selection and use of materials, tools and components for electrical work. This course also covers a General Safety Induction course (White Card) – an industry requirement to work on Queensland construction sites, and some of the units needed for the first stage of an electrical apprenticeship.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Electrical Fitter/Mechanic Apprentice Electrical Fitter
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Apprentice Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Additional Training Pathways may include apprenticeships inAppliance Service, Electrical Lineworker, Cable Jointer, Instrument Fitter, Machine Repair, Electronics Technician, Communications Technician


MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Gain foundation skills to operate tools and equipment to produce and modify objects. Learn basic welding skills, communication skills, and explore career options in the engineering and manufacturing industry. This course is centred around a basic engineering project that integrates the skills you learn just like in the workplace.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice – Plant Fitter, Fitter and Machinist, Machinist Spare Parts, Mechanical Assistant
  • Alternative pathways may extend to Diesel Fitter, Heavy Road Transport Technician and Automotive Tradesperson


MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering LOCKSMITHING

Learn how to produce keys, install locks and assemble and test lock mechanisms. Develop skills in workplace communication, health and safety and planning and undertake workplace activities. Our industry-expert teachers integrate these skills throughout your course to make your learning as real-world as possible.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Locksmith
  • Career prospects extend to Safes and Security, Key cutting, Windows and Doors, Electronic access, Automotive locks and doors


52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing

Learn about the standards and culture of the plumbing industry and how to work safely in the workplace. You will be introduced to one of the most diverse fields in the construction industry which typically covers the installation of pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. This course also covers a General Safety Induction course (White Card) - an industry requirement to work on Queensland construction sites.

Possible career pathways include:

  • Apprentice Plumber, Roof Plumber
  • Apprentice Gas Fitter
  • Irrigation, Industrial installations, Sewer and civil construction works


You don't need an employer to study a Pre-Apprenticeship program, you just enrol with us and study in one of our four purpose built training centres in Brisbane.

For a limited time, some Pre-Apprenticeship programs have State Government funding available which reduce the total cost of the program. Conditions apply, so ensure you contact us today to find out if you are eligible.