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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.)

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.  Speak to your school VET Coordinator to find out more.

The School Based Pre Apprenticeship program on offer is:

52824WA Certificate II in Building Construction (Pathway – Trades) – Painting

To apply for the Painting School Based

Pre Apprenticeship program you must complete the below 5 steps.

1. Read the School Based Pre App Fact Sheet

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

**Important In the “Identity Section” of the Enrolment form, please upload a copy of your Birth Certificate. On the last page of the Enrolment form, Upload a copy of the below:

  • Latest school report
  • Any previous qualifications e.g. Cert II
  • White Card (if applicable)
  • First Aid Certificate (if applicable)


3. Completed Medical Form – complete here

4. Completed Media Release form – complete here

5. Complete the Work Experience form – complete here

Please note- without these documents, your enrolment can not be processed.

What happens next?

Please note, this does not confirm your place. We will be holding interviews for the 2020 School Based courses towards the end of 2019 (approx October/November). We will be in contact with you via email closer to this time with your interview details. After your interview, we will send you an email which will confirm if you were successful or not.

**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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