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Exploring construction

Explore Construction

Something you’ll build during an apprenticeship. Bank.

Absolutely, apprentices get paid to learn. How good is that? But before you go banging on doors screaming ‘I want an apprenticeship’, there’s something you need to do.

It’s called a pre-apprenticeship program. It’s a short course for people aged 16 and beyond that will help you gain entry level training to prepare you for work in the construction industry.

If you are at school, you can choose a doorways2construction flexible industry pathway. This will give you valuable construction experience and pre-apprenticeship training.

And if you’re an Adult learner, you can secure a place in a pre-apprenticeship course by doing a Certificate II or Foundation Skills Short Course.

Want to know more or get sorted? You can find pre-apprenticeship programs through your school or via the following training organisations.

Get a Certificate II in Construction Pathways to prepare you for an apprenticeship in a trade of your choice with ATEC or FCTA.

ATEC - Adelaide Training & Employment Centre
Ottoway and Lonsdale

FCTA - Flexible Construction Training & Assessment
Holden Hill

Interested in working in an electrical trade? TAFE and PEER offer the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) to help get you started.

Albert Park

Available at Elizabeth, Mount Gambier, Noarlunga, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Regency Park, Tonsley and Whyalla campuses.

Want to become a plumber? TAFE can help you get there with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship).

Available at Elizabeth, Mount Gambier and Noarlunga campuses