During high school, you may be eligible to undertake school-based employment in the form of school-based apprenticeships or school-based traineeships, 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.

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 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 Board and apply for any school-based opportunities in your area.