MPA Skills offers Pre-Apprenticeships for Painting
A Pre-Apprenticeship course, with a work experience component, will give a student a true insight in to the industry they are considering. This is the first step to potentially gaining a full-time apprenticeship and demonstrates to a potential employer that a candidate has a real idea of what the job is about and what is expected of them.
The units completed on the pre-apprenticeship will be credited against the training completed in your first year of your apprenticeship. MPA Skills will direct you in securing your work experience placement, which forms part of the ‘job hunting’ training each student receives.
Our aim is to make you employable which could ultimately lead to employment by our own Apprentice Employment division for a number of successful candidates.
To apply for the 10 week full time 52824WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) you must complete the below steps:
Please note: you must be 17 years of age or older to complete this program
1. Read the Pre App Fact Sheet
2. Complete the Enrolment Form
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.
What happens next?
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.
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:
*Please note this payment must be claimed directly from CTF and is not claimed through MPA Skills
MPA Skills Course Fees for government subsidised training – Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships.
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.
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Meet our September 2020 painting pre-apprentice group!
L-R Sophie Di Donato, Anthony Atlas, Tiana Chapman, Kloemeesha Riley, Peter McArthur, Ella Rashleigh, John Reid and Karl Lawrence.
They began 4 weeks ago, at MPA Skills training campus at Maylands, going through all the basics of painting. They have covered subjects including safety, communication, the use of tools and equipment and working at heights. The pre-apps are now undergoing two weeks of work experience. We work closely with our MPA Skills Apprentice Employment division to place them out strategically, taking into account their skills, personality, age, location, mobility, etc. This will give them the best possible chance of having a positive experience. After two weeks of work experience, the pre-apps are coming back to Maylands. We consider all feedback from the host employers and continue to refine and customise their training, completing more units. They do further work experience towards the end of the course. They ultimate goal is to complete the pre-app and get as many students into painting and decorating apprenticeships as possible. Then we can continue to train them in the future to become the next brilliant generation of Painters and Decorators in Western Australia!
With the half price training fees for apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship currently on as part of the McGowan Government’s WA Recovery Plan and the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative, there is no better time to start a career in painting and decorating at the start of 2021! What are you waiting for? Apply now!