Pre-Employment Skills for Tradies (Block 1)


ATEC has been delivering training to South Australian tradies for over 20 years.  We know what employers are looking for in new employees - safe, enthusiastic workers prepared to hit the ground running and do what it takes to get the job done!


This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to help you to gain employment in the construction industry. 

Jobs may include:

  • Trades assistant
  • Builder's labourer
  • Construction assistant.

There will be practical, hands-on experiences and industry visits.  Some writing exercises will be required however our trainers will be available throughout the course to assist you.

Skills Covered

You will have the opportunity to achieve the following accredited training which includes White Card and Yellow Card (Elevated Work Platform), both of which employers will be looking for in new workers.

Skills Covered

CPCCOHS2001A  Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B    Work safely at heights
RIIHAN301D           Operate elevating work platform (Yellow Card)

Other skills:

You will also learn to safely select and use tools and equipment learning the basics such as sharpening, maintenance and correct selection and use of tools.  Small plant and equipment activities include start up and shutdown procedures and maintenance.  You’ll learn about electrical hazards and the requirements for Tagging and Testing as well as putting together an electrical lead. 

Work skills include working with others in the trades, planning and organising your work, making decisions, identifying/solving problems, being creative in the work environment and working in a digital world.

Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course however you MUST be referred by your jobactive provider.


Students who successfully achieve any or all of the accredited training units will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency and a White Card and Yellow Card where applicable.

Delivery Locations

Northern Adelaide:      Ottoway, Salisbury

Southern Adelaide:      Lonsdale, Victor Harbor

Pre-enrolment Information

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How to Apply

Applications MUST be made through your jobactive provider.  For further information about the course call Jen on 1300 112 832.

Course Fees

There are no course fees for this program.  Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government initiative.  Adelaide Training and Employment Centre Inc. (ATEC) is delivering the Prepare component of the initiative.  For more information on Youth Jobs PaTH visit

Other Fees

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for this course, you should talk to your jobactive provider about purchasing PPE.  You will require:

  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Work boots; and
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)

Course Dates

Activity ID Start Date End Date Location
38922142 26-Jun-17   13-Jul-17 Lonsdale
69696832 19-Jun-17 07-Jul-17 Salisbury
44448832 31-Jul-17 18-Aug-17 Ottoway
70191932               14-Aug-17 01-Sep-17 Victor Harbor
tba 11/09/2017 29/09/2017 Salisbury
tba 9/10/2017 27/10/2017 Lonsdale
tba 23/10/2017 10/11/2017 Ottoway
tba 29/01/2018 16/02/2018 Salisbury
tba 29/01/2018 16/02/2018 Victor Harbour
tba 19/03/2018 6/04/2018 Lonsdale
tba 19/03/2018 6/04/2018 Ottoway
tba 30/04/2018 18/05/2018 Salisbury
tba 30/04/2018 18/05/2018 Lonsdale


Our Case Managers network daily with a base of over 500 employers in the construction, engineering and electrical trades. We are in the enviable position of having employers contacting us looking for workers at all levels with the majority seeking young, work ready workers.

Having worked closely with contractors responsible for the delivery of major projects in each region (e.g. Northern Connector and Darlington Upgrade-Gateway South) we aim to link young people directly to work experience opportunities and employment through these contractors and/or labour hire companies contracted to provide labour to the projects.

The industry speakers in this course will increase relevance and motivation and create opportunities to discuss and offer work experience. Those who participate in any of our pre-vocational courses are always strongly encouraged to take up any suitable work experience placement to gain relevant and practical industry experience.

Activities to generate opportunities for work experience and/or internships include:

  • Marketing directly to jobactives and employers via various media through our employer network and industry contacts
  • Trainer/Case Manager contact with employers
  • AASN guest speakers explaining the opportunities for apprentices in the trades
  • Reverse marketing through the provision of information about employer incentives
  • Social Media mechanisms.          

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