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School Programs

School Programs

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  however, some schools charge a training centre fee (please speak with your VET Coordinator for further details.)

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.

To apply for the 1 year School Based 52824WA Certificate II in Building & Construction (Pathway – Trades) you must complete the below steps-

1. Read the School Based Pre App Fact Sheet

2. Please email with a copy of your birth certificate or passport and latest school report. Please note- without these documents, your application will be rejected.

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

Important– If you have any previous qualifications eg- white card, first aid, Cert II. Please email the statement of attainment with your birth certificate/passport and school report.

Interview information – what happens next?

Your enrolment does not confirm your place, we conduct interviews to select our students. Our first round of interviews will be conducted between 20th – 24th July 2020 for students who have enrolled before the 16th July 2020. Our second round of interviews will be conducted between 14th – 18th September 2020 for students who have enrolled after 16th July 2020. After your interview, we will send you an email which will confirm if you were successful or not. All interviews will be conducted at MPA Skills, Maylands.

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


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

Please see images below of the Try-a-Trade morning with Canning Vale College on 30 October 2019.

Try-a-Trade flyer 2020

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