Multi Industry School Based and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Project


AEN 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 Multi Industry Pre-Apprentice project aims to provide participants with the opportunity to have a “hands on” trial of 3-4 different industries during a course. The project also supports host employers 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:

  • students from years 10 and/or 11
  • existing unemployed people under 25

who might be interested in pursuing a vocational pathway in the future.

Group Training Organisations (GTO’s) from Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania are encouraged to design courses providing participants with a range of experiences which can be funded through the MIP project.

Project Targets

  • 1000 School Based Pre-Apprenticeships – Transitioning from school to work
  • 1000 Pre-Apprenticeships– Supporting unemployed youth into work.


Expression Of Interest

To become involved in the MIP project, GTO’s need to submit an Expression of Interest Form for each group of participants.

Useful Information

MIP Interview Questions

AAP Medianet News Release Template

Video Project Info

Participant EOI Landing Page

Download the Flyer here

Case Studies


Completed Programs

Project Guidelines

Forms and Surveys

For GTO’s who have commenced a project the following links are for you to complete in order to receive payment.  The guidelines provide information about how and when to fill out these forms and surveys.


Do participants pay a fee?
When do I need to have my Expression of Interests sent?
How much detail do I need for my EOI?
Who can participate?
*Updated* - Do participants have to be paid for work experience?
*Updated* - Who is responsible for Workcover?
Are we restricted to skills shortage sectors?
Do we have to deliver an accredited qualification?
Is the training component further funded?
My RTO has developed a really great course but it is not accredited. What can I do about this?
My RTO can access training funding if a full qualification is offer, what qualifications might be suitable to the Themes for the Multi Industry Pre Apprenticeships?
*New* - My program participant secured an apprenticeship prior to completing our Multi Industry Program, what payments is my GTO entitled to?
*New* - My participant completed my program and entered an apprenticeship with another entity in a different industry, do I or the GTO who employed the participant receive the apprenticeship/traineeship commencement payment?
*New* - How many programs supported by the Multi Industry School Based and Pre Apprenticeship Support Pilot Project undertake?
*New* - Are AEN able to share an overview of some of the programs proposed in EOIs to date?
How is the training component funded?
Who do I talk to with other questions?