Training & study
A pre-apprenticeship course is a stepping stone to get into this industry. Completion of a pre-apprenticeship course will help to prepare you for the working environment in electrotechnology and give you some basic skills, or improve your existing skills, in Mathematics, Physics and other subjects. This will help to pave the way for the learning you will do at trade school as part of your apprenticeship.
Many employers look very favourably on someone who has completed a pre-apprenticeship course. It shows your eagerness to be an apprentice and your enthusiasm for working hard.
Completion of a pre-apprenticeship course does not guarantee you will get an apprenticeship at the end of your course, however, it will give you a very good head start over others who have not done a pre-apprenticeship course.
Where Can I do a Pre-Apprenticeship Course?
You can do a pre-apprenticeship course at a TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Most TAFEs and RTOs that run Certificate III in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician courses also run pre-apprenticeship courses.
The National Training & Information Service (NTIS) website has a listing of all TAFEs and RTOs that run courses in electrotechnology.
Where Can I do an Electrotechnology Course?
Many TAFE Colleges and RTOs run courses in electrotechnology and related fields.
Usually, when you secure an apprenticeship, your new employer will organise your training with your local TAFE or RTO.
Check with your local TAFE or RTO for a list of the courses they offer.
Or visit the NTIS website for a full list.
How Many Pre-Apprenticeship Places are Available?
The number of pre-apprenticeship places available at TAFEs and RTOs varies from year to year depending on the number of applicants.
Check with your local TAFE or RTO for information on their courses and how many places they are offering for their next round of courses.