Does it benefit every student to complete years 11 & 12 at High School?

Year 11 & 12 students once had the option to complete their schooling in TAFE/RTO colleges. These students were not interested in attending university, and had a trade career planned for after school. This was scraped and since high schools have tried to absorb the role of trade training centres but without the links to industry that true trade schools have.

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Pre-Apprenticeship courses give students an advantage finding apprenticeships

Pre-apprenticeship students are more likely to secure an apprenticeship, and keep it. We have a wide range of people complete these courses, and great examples of former students who have secured apprenticeships.

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Pre-Apprenticeship course kicks off today 03/02/2014

We had a good response to the Cert II Construction course, with a full class starting today. These Certificate II courses are generally referred to as ‘pre-apprenticeship’ courses as most of the students are seeking an apprenticeship at the end of the course. We’ve had great success placing pre-apprenticeship students …

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Jan 18 – 19 & Feb 1 – 2 Contractors Licence Course

The SA Govt requires tradies to complete 2 business units as part of their contractors licence application. The units are: Apply Legal Concepts & Small Business Finance The course runs over 2 weekends, 4 days in total. The first weekend session is Jan 18-19, take a break the next weekend and complete the …

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Merry Christmas! FCTA holiday opening times.

Merry Christmas! We will be closing for the holidays Friday 20th December from 12pm. The FCTA administration team will return on Monday 6th January. Training will recommence from Monday 13th January. If you need to contact us over the holidays, please call Trisch on 0400597117 or email info@fcta.com.au. Have a …

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Changes to Skills for All eligibility may affect people interested in completing Pre-Apprenticeship courses

Changes to Skills for All funding from 4/11/2013 mean students need to meet a narrower criteria to receive fully funded training in Certificate II level courses, commonly referred to as ‘Pre-Apprenticeship’ courses.

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Apprentice Pay Increase Information

Pay increases for new apprentices kick in from 01/01/2014. New apprentices will be paid on average an extra $45 – $145 per week extra. These increases do not apply straight away to existing apprentices. Employers thinking of employing an apprentice would be able to employ an apprentice under existing conditions if employed before 01/01/2014. Further, employers are now required to reimburse apprentices for trade school fees and material/ book costs.

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