TACC Multi Trades Pre Employment Courses

TACC believe one of the main reasons that apprentice and trainee completion rates are low is that young people don’t have the opportunity to trial, experience and learn about a range of vocational options before having to “sign up” to a long commitment.

The TACC Multi Industry Pre-Apprentice project aims to provide participants with the opportunity to have a “hands on” trial of 3 different automotive industries of their choice during the course. The project also supports host employers through the work experience component, as they can engage with a number of young participants through the project to find the best possible ”fit” for their business.

This project is for people under 25 who are unemployed or underemployed, and are interested in pursuing an automotive vocational pathway in the future.

Application Forms

Automotive Pre Employment Scholarship Application Form

Please submit these forms no later than 12 January, 2018. Once TACC receive your enrolment form, we will contact you to invite you to attend one of our information sessions (Hobart and Launceston) and undertake aptitude testing and a brief interview. The testing is to determine any particular learning needs so that we can arrange for support should a student require additional help to complete the qualifications. The interview will give us an insight into your strengths and passion for the best pathway to be successful in a career in automotive.

The TACC will assess all enrolments once the interview and aptitude testing has been completed. You will be notified in writing as to whether you will be offered a scholarship. There are a limited number of scholarships available, 14 in Launceston and 14 in Hobart.

If you are not offered a scholarship, the TACC will endeavour to provide further information about other courses which may meet your needs. Depending on class numbers, we may be able to offer a fee for service arrangement for you.

Frequently asked questions

How long does the course go for?

The training component will be split into 1 x 5 week (Including 1 week work placement) and 10 weeks for Certificate II (which includes 2 weeks work placement).

Training days will be 4 days per week, 8:30am to 4:00pm. One week has been scheduled after the 3rd work placement to allow for final assessments.

When does it start?

The course commences on the 19th Feb 2018. Only participants who have attended the aptitude testing/information day can commence the course, this will be scheduled for early February 2018, you will be notified once enrolments have been received.

How much does it cost?

The course is funded under the Multi Industry School Based and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Pilot Project by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Funding only applies to participants who successfully complete the course.

Where will the training be held?

The training will be held at TasTafe Hobart and TasTafe Launceston.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is interested in a career in automotive, under 25 and available to undertake all components of the course.

Will participants be paid for the work experience component?

No. Those enrolled in Tasmania are not to be paid due to insurance implications.

Am I guaranteed a job upon completion of the course?

Employment outcomes are not guaranteed, however we will be working with business owners to encourage them to employ apprentices. TACC is one of the largest employers of automotive apprentices in Tasmania and we would certainly be looking to place successful participants into work environments where applicable.

What certificates do I get upon completion?

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised combined AUR10116 Certificate I and AUR20716 Certificate II qualification in Automotive.

What support is being offered to participants?

TasTafe and TACC are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure participants have the resources and LLN assistance to achieve successful completion. Individual support from external providers may be sought where there is an identified need.

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, lunch and morning tea. Steel capped boots, overalls and safety glasses will be required for the work placement component, and these are to be supplied by the participant.

For more information

Natalie Kingston
TACC Membership
P: (03) 6278 1611
E: Email Natalie here