Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Scholarships


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 (mechanical, body repair and auto electrical) 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.

The project is for:

People under 25 who are unemployed/under employed (not participating in full-time study or work) and are interested in pursuing an automotive vocational pathway in the future.

How Long Does the course go for?

The training component will be split into 2 X 5 weeks sessions and 1 X 4 week session with the 1 week work placements scheduled between the training. (Total of 18 weeks)

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

When does it start?

The course commences the week of the 20th Feb 2017. Only participants who have attended the aptitude testing/information day can commence the course, this will be scheduled for early February 2017, 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.

What happens if I don’t finish?

Failure to complete the course may attract a fee, participants who do not complete at least 12 weeks of this course will be invoiced $500.00 to cover the fees.

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.

What do I need to do?

Contact TACC by phone or email, P: 6278 1611, You will then be emailed or posted an enrolment form to complete and return to TACC.  Aternatively download an application form HERE

When Do I Need to Have my Enrolment Form Back By?

In order to prepare for the course, all enrolment forms must be submitted by no later than 19 January 2017.

What Happens After I Enrol?

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.

How will I know if I will be awarded a scholarship?

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, 12 in Launceston and 12 in Hobart.

What happens if I don’t get a scholarship?

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.

Do participants get 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.

The Multi Industry School Based and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Pilot Project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training