MIP Case Study: Building Futures Pre-apprenticeship Project Pilot


Entry for this program was via application. All 80 applicants were interviewed and provided with feedback.

The Trades which will be experienced in the program are, Carpentry, Electrical, Joinery, Bricklaying, Plastering, Glazing and Metal Fabrication.

The delivery plan for this project does not have accredited trade training except for White Card and WHS Induction.  Specific trade knowledge and learning subjects are conducted by TasBGAS, the Host Employer and at TasTAFE.

Work placement rotations will be one week in each school term – 4 weeks in total.  One week of this will be a week course with TAFE in bricklaying.

Participants are to keep a detailed Student Work Experience Journal and Host employers are required to comment on performance of the student during their work experience.

TasBGAS has built additional support into the program.  Contact is made with parents prior to students commencing work experience to advise on the location and their expectations plus follow up contact made after each work experience week to seek parent’s feedback on the experience for their child and answer any questions they may have.

TasBGAS has invited industry experts to industry sharing sessions after work experience.  The participants’ journals are discussed both individually and in a group environment.