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What is a Pre-apprenticeship?

How to become a plumber? Start a pre-apprenticeship!

A pre-apprenticeship provides a true insight into the plumbing industry. It is the first step to potentially gaining an apprenticeship!

How long is the course?

  • 10 weeks full time learning and skills development from MPA Skills plumbing trainers
  • Includes four weeks of work experience under a host employer tailored to you

What qualification is awarded?

  • 52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing

  1. Click on the "Dates" drop down menu below

  2. Select the date under the campus you prefer

  3. Fill out your information

  4. Submit!

You must be 17 years of age or older to complete this program.* We strongly recommend that under 17’s complete a school based Plumbing pre apprenticeship program.
*Exemptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for 16 year olds who have a letter of support from a potential employer and successfully complete pre-interview screening. The final decision is made by the Training Manager.

Pre App Fact Sheet

Read the Pre App Fact Sheet for more information about the course and FAQs.

What happens after you enrol?

Your enrolment does not confirm your place, we will be in contact with you closer to the start date of the course with your interview details. After your interview, we will send you an email which will confirm if you were successful or not. For more information, please contact MPA Skills on 9471 6603.
Important- During the online enrolment, please make sure to upload a copy of your birth certificate or passport, and your previous qualifications (if you have any). Without a copy of your birth certificate or passport, we will not be able to accept your enrolment.

2022 Pre-Apprenticeship Fees

How much does it cost?

The indicative qualification fees include projected CPI adjustments.
**Please note, the below figures only show the Course Fee amount. Training Fees are made up of a Course & Resource Fee. To view the total fees payable for training please go to the Pre Apprenticeship section of this website where it will break down the exact amount payable.

Construction Training Fund (CTF) $250.00 Pre-Apprenticeship Rebate

After successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship, students may be eligible to claim the *$250.00 Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarship payment directly from CTF. Follow the link below for further information:
CTF funding Support
*Please note this payment must be claimed directly from CTF and is not claimed through MPA Skills

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