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.

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