Females are significantly underrepresented in the trades and PEER is looking to see this change. Our FREE female-only pre-apprenticeship program is the perfect pathway into a trade apprenticeship.

PEER is giving females the opportunity to experience working in a trade with our female-only pre-apprenticeship program.

This 8-week program consists of 6 weeks at PEER’s Technical Training Centre and 2 weeks work experience and will suit those who are genuinely interested in building a skilled career.

Designed to highlight a variety of career options available to females in non-traditional roles, our program will provide real experience and an understanding into the trades offered by PEER. Get a ‘taste’ of the plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, data and communication trades.

Give yourself the opportunity to benefit from the employment opportunities that these industries have to offer whilst learning some new skills along the way.

Program information


The PEER female-only pre-apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for you to kick-start your career and learn valuable skills to work in the construction industry. Our female-only program is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.

  • 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

If you’re interested, or know a female who may be looking to start a skilled career, apply for the Trade that most interests you:

Electrical Training & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Plumbing Training & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Opportunities

Data & Voice Communication Training & Apprenticeship Opportunities

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 Campus. 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.

Looking to grow your business?

If you’re interested in actively making a change in technical trades and would like to host a student from our female-only pre-apprenticeship program, please call our Customer Service Team on 8348 1200.