During high school you may be eligible to undertake a school-based traineeship or school-based apprenticeship, 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 employer, 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.


Talk to your School VET Co-ordinator, Careers Advisor or Guidance Officer to find out if you are eligible for a school-based opportunities.

Complete a MIGAS Profile including uploading your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for a school-based opportunity and commitment to hands on experience in trades.

Keep an eye on our Jobs and apply for any school-based opportunities in your area.

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