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Pre-apprenticeships in schools are Certificate II programs that have been nominated by Western Australian industry training councils as valid pathways from school to a traditional trade apprenticeship.
Students in years 11 and 12 attend school, train at the College and are linked to an employer for work placement.
This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide participants with industry specific training to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable transition into an indentured apprenticeship in the Electrotechnology Industry. The qualification covers competencies fulfilling the requirements of a work entry program and provides grounding in safety, opportunity to develop high level individual and team communication skills and the undertaking of work placement.
Benefits of pre-apprenticeships in schools
Successful applicants will be able to:
undertake training while still completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE);
have an industry endorsed pathway to a full time apprenticeship;
receive credit for successful completion of units of competency; and receive VET credit transfer forwards the WACE
Graduates will be issued with a UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) and a Record of Results listing all Units of Competency completed.
The College of Electrical Training attracts the same financial support from the State Government as any other Registered Training Organisation ensuring there is no cost disadvantage to applicants.
Secondary school students undertaking pre-apprenticeships in schools as part of their secondary education are exempt from tuition, resource and enrolment fees.
This qualification is typically delivered over one school year. Delivery may consist of a combination of day and block release.
Places for pre-apprenticeships in schools are limited. When applying students will be required to:
To be able to complete on the job work placement, students must possess an Electrician’s Training Licence, this will be organised by the College.
Fully enclosed shoes must be worn at all times in CET buildings. Safety boots/shoes must be worn when working in the workshop.
Prior to course commencement the student is required to review the CET Code of Conduct found at Terms & Conditions/Policies page
The CET Skills Recognition process benefits applicants who have undergone prior learning and recognises competencies obtained outside a formal educational or training environment, gained through life or work experience. Competencies currently held by applicants will be formally assessed against each applicable Unit of Competency and maybe recognised regardless of how, when and where they were achieved. Skills Recognition is an assessment process and a cost recovery charge will apply.
CET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by either AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation or an authenticated VET transcript issued by the Registrar.
If you believe you are entitled to Skills Recognition, we encourage you to complete an application form available from our administration team.