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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 (52877WA Certificate II in Plumbing) – 1 or 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.

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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 2020

Client Handbook