What is a pre-apprenticeship course?

Stand out from the crowd of other would-be apprentices by completing a pre-apprenticeship course at Swinburne.

Our pre-apprenticeship courses (Certificate II) will teach you the basics of your chosen industry including the theory and practical skills needed to lay the foundations of a successful and rewarding career. 

If you don’t want to commit to a particular industry right away, a pre-apprenticeship course is a great way to test out an industry before you pursue or commence a full apprenticeship.

Have questions about pre-apprenticeships?

Traditionally known as TAFE, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are practical and hands-on, equipping you with the skills and experience you’ll need to make your dream career a reality.

Come to one of our on-campus Try VET taster events throughout the year and get all your questions answered. The first event kicks off in March 2024.

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Thinking of doing pre-apprenticeship?

The specialist team at the Swinburne Skills and Jobs Centre can help you make career decisions, such as entering or re-entering the workforce, training, re-skilling or even completely changing careers.

We can also help you with résumé and cover letter preparation, interview skills, job search, information on employment trends, referral services and more. Our services are government-funded and available for free to everyone.

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