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 Coordinator, Careers Adviser 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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