Pre-apprenticeship courses are an effective way of learning more about a trade before signing up to a 4 year apprenticeships. Employers actively seek graduates of pre-apprenticeship courses as they are seen to be 'work ready'. The Certificate II in Construction also features subjects that are embedded in the Certificate III trade apprenticeship courses. This means you get credit towards your apprentice trade school qualification.
FCTA - Building Careers has a strong focus on developing hand skills with practical projects favoured over class room style teaching. Pre-apprenticeship courses focus on training in tiling, bricklaying, plastering, concreting and scaffold. Students work side by side with existing apprentices to get an insight into what being an apprentice is all about.