Pre-Apprenticeships & Trade

Integrated VCAL programs

The College’s Pre-Apprenticeships & Trades Program is integrated within an Intermediate or Senior VCAL qualification, which embeds the literacy and numeracy skills required for a student’s chosen industry specialisation. Structured Work Placements with industry are secured for one day per week, giving NCAT graduates a real edge in the workforce. Students also gain an OH&S White Card and a Level 1 First Aid Certificate on graduation.
The program provides year 11 and 12 students with proven pathways into a broad range of trades, through hands-on experience and a unique package of qualifications that employers will appreciate. Students elect one of four streams;
  • Plumbing & Engineering,
  • Electrical & Engineering,
  • Auto & Engineering,
  • Building Construction & Furnishing.

Students gain two Certificate II qualifications based on their chosen specialisation. 
This provides students with exposure to a broad range of skills to enable an informed decision regarding their preferred industry specialisation.