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What is a school based apprenticeship?

During high school, you may be eligible to undertake school-based employment in the form of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, depending on your chosen trade and skills area of interest.

This is an opportunity to attain a nationally recognised qualification while attending school and gain a competitive edge in following your trade career pathway.

In collaboration with your school, MIGAS and your host company, students may be released from school for 1-2 days each week to attend work and/or complete training.

In addition to your school study commitments, you will complete a Certificate-level qualification inclusive of on-the-job training.

As a school-based trainee/apprentice, you will gain entry-level experience in your trade of interest and practical exposure to a real workplace environment.

School-based opportunities can lead to ongoing employment upon completion of high school, setting you up for your career before you graduate.

You are also earning while you are learning – you will earn money for any hours you work, including on weekends and during school holidays.

How to Get a School-based Apprenticeship

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In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.