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Full-Time Pre-Apprenticeship


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Course Description

MPA Skills’ full-time painting pre-apprenticeship is perfect for school leavers and career changers. A pre-apprenticeship is the first step to getting an apprenticeship. The course includes classroom learning and on-the-job training allowing you to gain insights into the construction industry. The best part about the painting pre-apprenticeship is that many of the units are transferable to a number of other construction trades.

Course Duration

11 weeks full time training including four weeks of work experience under a host employer tailored to you.

Qualification Awarded

52893WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades)




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

  2. Select the date under the campus you prefer

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  4. Submit!

You must be 16 years of age or older to complete this program. We strongly recommend that under 16’s complete a School Based Painting Pre-Apprenticeship program.

Read more on the requirements for alternatives to full-time schooling by clicking here.

*Exemptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for 15 year old’s. The final decision is made by the Training Manager.

MPA Skills Maylands Campus

12 February 2024 - 26 April 2024 - (Applications are closed)

4 June 2024 - 16 August 2024 - (Applications are closed)

24 September 2024 - 6 December 2024 - Click here to enrol


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.

Click here for the 2024 Pre-Apprenticeship Fees

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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    Lachlan Matheson (Winner) | Antoinette Jackson (Runner up) – 2023 WorldSkills Australia Painting and Decorating

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