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School based traineeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised Vocational education and training (VET) qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC) and gain valuable work skills and experience through paid employment.

School-based apprentices and school-based trainees will be on the job for approximately one day each week but a minimum of 100 days over Year 11 and Year 12. For the building trades, school-based apprentices will undertake 144 days of work-based training over two years while at school. For the plumbing trades, school-based apprentices will undertake 180 days of work-based training over two years while at school. For the electro technology trades, school-based apprentices will undertake 180 days of work-based training over two years while at school.

For the automotive, hospitality and metals and engineering trades, school-based apprentices will undertake a minimum of 100 days of work-based training over two years while at school. For other trades updated information will be available soon. For the rest of the week, these students will be completing the off-the-job component of their training as well as completing their HSC subjects.

Students will get recognition for all the work they complete. For example, a school-based apprentice or trainee who undertakes part-time training in years 11 and 12 will get their qualification a year earlier.

For more information see Mrs Morrissey as the Sbat Co-ordinator or Mr Duncan to discuss your career and subject options.