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
- Talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or Guidance Officer to find out if you are eligible for a school-based apprenticeship
- Read Are You Made for a Trade? School-Based Apprenticeships Explained for more information
- Keep an eye on our Jobs Board and apply for any school-based opportunities in your area