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School Programs

What is a School Program?

A school program enables students still attending high school to experience and/or work towards a trade qualification in Plumbing. MPA Skills offers multiple school programs for students from Year 9 to Year 12. These include:

  • School-based Pre-Apprenticeship (52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing) 1 Year
  • CTF School-based Pre-Apprenticeship (52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing) 2 Years
  • Try-A-Trade (two days plumbing, one day painting)
  • Year 9 Career Taster Program

What is a School-based Pre-Apprenticeship?

MPA Skills offers a Pre-Apprenticeship for those still attending school and want to participate in the program during Year 11 and Year 12. The Certificate II qualification counts towards a student’s final results at school including the work experience component. These two programs are full funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development so there is no course fee charged to the student.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are now minimum entrance requirements to enter into a School Based Pre Apprenticeship program. Your school will need to make sure that you are work ready and academically capable of completing the program.  Students must be going into year 11 or 12 and have a C Grade average to be eligible for the program. You must have also not completed any prior VET qualifications.

52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing (School Based) 2023 – 1 year 

1. Read the School Based Pre App Fact Sheet

2. IMPORTANT!! During the enrolment form process, it will give you an option to upload documents. In this section, you MUST upload a copy of your birth certificate or passport, and a copy of your latest available school report. Without these documents, your enrolment will be rejected.

3. Complete the Enrolment form by clicking on the campus you would like to attend below:


Interview information – what happens after you enrol?

Your enrolment does not confirm your place in the course, you must be interviewed and complete a short aptitude test.

  • Have you enrolled before 15th July 2022? If so, you have qualified for the 1st round of interviews! We will send you an email with your interview details in early June.
  • Have you enrolled after the 15th July 2022? If so, you have qualified for our 2nd round of interviews which will be conducted in early September 2022. An email will be sent with your interview details in August.

Please note: 2nd round applications close on the 2nd of September 2022.

All interviews will be conducted at MPA Skills, Maylands. Do you have any queries? Please call 9471 6603 or email

52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing (School Based) 2023 CTF Scholarship Program

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry.
We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the cost of training for eligible workers.

The CTF Scholarship program is run by the Construction Training Fund which MPA Skills deliver at 3 campuses over 2 years (for students commencing year 11 in 2023).

The available campuses are:

  1. Bunbury Trade Training Centre (Bunbury)
  2. John Forrest Secondary College (Morley)
  3. MPA Skills (Jandakot)

Applications for the 2023 Scholarship Program will open early April. Go to the CTF website to apply.

For more information, please contact MPA Skills on 9471 6603.

**Your placement in the course is subject to funding.

What is a Try-A-Trade?

The Construction Training Fund have worked with MPA Skills for many years to provide students with an opportunity to participate in the Try-A-Trade program which is wholly funded by CTF. Students will experience first hand some of the work that is carried out in the plumbing industry.

A student will learn some basic hand skills plus they will learn about teamwork, leadership and health and safety in the workplace.

Click on the link below for further information:

Try-a-Trade flyer

Client Handbook

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