Our FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Program is the perfect pathway into a trade apprenticeship.

In this 8-week program you’ll be expected to complete a 2-week work experience placement, to provide you first-hand insight into your chosen career pathway.

The program will help you gain valuable industry skills and will significantly improve your chances of obtaining an apprenticeship or finding work in the construction, mining, oil & gas and defence industries. 

If you’re a school leaver looking to kick start your career, apply now!

Contact PEER on 8348 1200 for more information. 


Don’t miss out as programs are commencing soon!


  • Pathway into an apprenticeship
  • Valuable foundation skills for working in the construction industry
  • To be ready from day one of employment
  • Complete 2 weeks of work experience
  • Taught by our qualified and experienced trainers
  • Learn about safety awareness, hand skill development & trade terminology
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion when you’re finished to boost your resume


  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel
  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Frequently Asked Questions

If you fit the below criteria you can apply:

  • Physically fit and able to carry out manual handling activities and have the ability to work at heights and in minimal spaces
  • Capable of using hand and power tools
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Hold a current drivers licence and have your own reliable transport to travel to work experience locations
  • Willingness to obtain a DHS Working with children check
  • Ideally, have completed Year 11 or 12 with good numeracy and literacy skills

Our pre apprenticeship programs are completely free!

PEER will provide you safety clothing and equipment to wear to trade school and work experience.

These programs will be available at our Albert Park trade training centre. Speak to our team to find out where the next program will be running.

Our programs run for 8 weeks fulltime (Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm) with a 2-week work experience placement.

At this stage we do not offer part-time pre-apprenticeship programs.

You can apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship across a wide variety of trades.

PEER offers the following apprenticeships:

No, you can choose to apply for an apprenticeship at another organisation.

No, there is no guarantee of employment however participants who successfully complete will be well placed to apply for apprenticeships with PEER or other organisations.