Kick start your career while you’re at school.
What is a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship?
High school apprenticeships and traineeships give you the chance to combine training and employment with years 10, 11 or 12.
As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you can:
- get a head start on your chosen career or trade
- gain hands-on industry experience
- earn a wage while you learn
- have your training contribute to your SACE or equivalent
- work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
You attend school part of the week, do hands-on training in the workplace and some formal off-job learning through your training provider.
Once you finish school, your apprenticeship or traineeship will become full-time or continue part-time depending on what you and your employer choose to do.
Can you do a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship?
You can apply to do a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship when you’re:
- enrolled in SACE or equivalent
- in Year 10 or above
- studying for your SACE or equivalent or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification, or both, and
- your school endorses the training plan.
Read the flyer for more information about applying to do a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.
How to start a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
Starting a school-based apprenticeship is similar to a normal apprenticeship or traineeship.
Talk to your school career advisor or VET coordinator – they can help you kick start your future career while you’re still at school.
For tips on starting your apprenticeship or traineeship, see How to start an apprenticeship or traineeship.