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.