School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Want to finish off school with your mates but ready to kick-start the career of your dreams? A School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship with us could be the answer!

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available across many different industries and with many occupations to choose from, chances are there will be one that matches your interests!

Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships allow you to:

  • Stay at school with your mates and start an apprenticeship or traineeship at the same time 
  • Earn a wage whilst finishing school 
  • Finish Year 12 and get a VET qualification at the same time 
  • Get vital experience working whist still at school which will give you an edge over other candidates  
  • Knock up-to a year off your full apprenticeship or traineeship by starting whilst at school 
How does it work?

Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships allow you to combine your schooling with part-time on-the-job training and study to achieve a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

You can gain credit towards your final years of schooling and still go on to higher education pathways using the qualification as a pre-requisite upon completing your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Why start in school?

By starting an Australian School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship with us you’ll be able to complete the first year of a traditional Australian Apprenticeship, spread over your final two years of schooling. This means you will still be able to complete your senior schooling qualifications whilst getting a head start on your career – win win!

What's next?

Meet with your Careers Adviser or Teacher to discuss how the School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship will contribute towards your secondary education (you can also suggest they give us a call for more information!).

Live Panel Broadcast: Kick-start your career with a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship

On Wednesday 26 August 2020, Apprenticeship Careers Australia hosted a live panel broadcast with some of our School-based Apprentices and Trainees.

Our panel of school-based apprentices and trainees Brodie, Luca and Liam joined Teiria from Apprenticeship Careers Australia and journalist Kate Creedon to explore how they got started with their apprenticeship or traineeship as they shared their own experiences.

Watch the video now

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You can also get in touch with our friendly team on 1300 765 155