A GippsTAFE Pre-apprenticeship could be the stepping stone you need to get ahead in the industry you choose. Whether you are looking for an alternative pathway into a trade career or are having trouble securing an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship will prepare you for the work environment in your chosen industry, provide you with introductory skills and knowledge and give you better access to apprentice employment opportunities.

Your pre-apprenticeship may also reduce the length of your apprenticeship training putting you ahead of the pack. If you want to know more about beginning a pre-apprenticeship you can contact the department offering any of the pre-apprenticeship programs listed below or alternatively contact:

Yallourn Reception
Phone: (03) 5127 0277

GippsTAFE offers pre-apprenticeships in the following trades/occupations:


22015VIC Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-vocational)*

Building Studies

21844VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) (Pre-apprenticeship)*
21844VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying) (Pre-apprenticeship)*
LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making


Certificate II in Electrical (Career Start)


22019VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies*

Hair design and beauty

WRH20106 Certificate II in Hairdressing*


SIT20307 Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

Painting and Decorating

21844VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating) (Pre-apprenticeship)


22138VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 


SIB20210 Certificate II in Nail Technology
SIB20110 Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care

* Successful completion of these pre-apprenticeship programs may result in a duration credit of 6, 9 or 12 months off the relevant apprenticeship.