Take the first step towards your apprenticeship with a Pre-Apprenticeship course.

Pre-apprenticeship programs provide basic skills and a good starting point to enter an apprenticeship course.  Participants can experience the industry first before taking on the commitment of an apprenticeship.  It can give you an advantage with employers when applying for an apprenticeship.  You may receive credit for the units of study completed or reduce the time of your apprenticeship. 
Pre-apprenticeships are on campus and conducted within SuniTAFE’s workshops – a simulated (work) environment.
Courses usually take between 16-20 weeks to complete and are based on units within the apprenticeship programs.
Many trade courses are on the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list which is a great opportunity to get started with your trade career. 

Careers advice and support

SuniTAFE’s Skills and Job Centres located at our Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses provide independent advice on study and employment options.
We understand there can be uncertainty in deciding what career you want, so our staff are here to help you decide and support you as you move ahead.  Careers Advisors at our Skills and Jobs Centres can guide you through your career options and provide you with the information you need.
Services include:
  • Study options
  • Personal career planning and advice (including assistance with a resume or cover letter)
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Jobs in demand and employment trends
  • Job seeker advice
  • Access to other support services.

How to apply

Once you have chosen a course that you would like to study, go to the course on our website and click the APPLY NOW button.  Alternatively, if you are not ready to enrol or would like more information click on the ONLINE ENQUIRY button and an Enrolment Advisor or Client Engagement Officer will contact you to discuss your enquiry.

Automotive and Engineering
AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Business, I.T., Accounting and Management
BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Construction and Trades
CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Design and Visual Arts
CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design
CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Food and Hospitality
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Health and Community
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Horticulture and Agriculture
AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture
AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
AHCSS00074 Agricultural Chemical Skill Set
Youth and General Education
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment