VET in Schools and Pre-Apprenticeship Program Leads to Successful Start in Plumbing Industry
PEER’s VET in School programs are a great way to start a trade career whilst completing SACE.
For students seeking to take the VET pathway, PEER offer the following programs:
One student who has completed the VET pathway with PEER and is now undertaking a trade apprenticeship is Cameron Brodie-Hall. With a keen interest for a career in plumbing, Cameron’s career pathway started with discussing suitable learning options with his VET Coordinator at Woodville High School. Shortly after expressing his interest, Cameron was enrolled in PEER’s CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing (Partial) VET program. Cameron found the course content engaging and enjoyed learning skills that could be used later in his career and in actual work-place settings.
After completing the VET plumbing program, Cameron went on to apply for PEER’s pre-apprenticeship program. Passing the necessary entry requirements, Cameron was successfully accepted in the program. PEER’s pre-apprenticeship is an ideal pathway into a trade apprenticeship. The 8-week program includes a 2-week work experience placement to provide participants first-hand insight into their chosen career pathway. The program helps participants gain valuable industry skills and can significantly improve their chances of obtaining an apprenticeship.
Cameron has enjoyed his time while completing PEER’s pre-apprenticeship program and has found the experience to be positive. Cameron says, “I’ve really enjoyed being in an adult learning environment. The process was straightforward and PEER trainers have been very accommodating and easy to relate to.”
A few days into his work placement and after receiving positive reviews from his host employer, Cameron was offered a Plumbing Apprenticeship. Recently completing his induction, Cameron is excited to commence his 4-year plumbing apprenticeship and complete his trade training at PEER.
Cameron suggests to any student thinking of a trade career or undertaking a trade apprenticeship, to consider completing a VET program and PEER’s pre-apprenticeship program. “I would recommend students talk to their VET Coordinator about the options available to them and to go through a Registered Training Organisation like PEER to complete their pre-apprenticeship program,” says Cameron.