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Apprenticeship Programs

MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees offers a range of subsidised, funded and fee-for-service Programs to develop job readiness and employability skills for a successful Australian Apprenticeship.

Browse our suite of Programs below or get in touch with National Programs Manager, Raleigh Wallace, at, or call 1300 464 427 for enquiries and partnership opportunities.

Apprenticeship Readiness Programs

  • Future Apprentice Career Service

    If you're thinking of becoming a tradie, not sure if it is the right thing for you, or just don’t know enough about apprenticeships, then MIGAS’s Future Apprentice Career Service (FACS) is for you.

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  • School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

    School-based apprenticeships combine a nationally recognised qualification with paid, part-time work, allowing students to gain real-world skills while completing secondary school.

    SBATs can often lead to full-time employment, smoothing the transition from school to the workforce with a clear plan in place.

    How to get involved

    SBAT opportunities are driven by employers with job opportunities suitable to part time, school aged workers. View current SBAT opportunities on our Jobs Board.

    MIGAS can help find a student in your school a pre-apprenticeship or school-based apprenticeship one day per week. Contact us about your SBAT requirements.

  • HeadStart

    The MIGAS HeadStart Program helps current Year 11 and 12 secondary students prepare for undertaking an apprenticeship after completing school. The Program is centred around a series of workshops over the school year that build interpersonal skills, work skills and self-confidence.

    Program numbers are capped to provide an immersive experience with 1 on 1 support. Participants will hear directly from apprentices and employers for the inside scoop on how to land an apprenticeship in a preferred trade and industry.

    How to get involved

    HeadStart Program public intakes are scheduled annually in Southeast Queensland and Western Sydney with an affordable program enrolment fee.

    MIGAS also welcomes expressions of interest from individual schools to deliver private intakes the HeadStart for groups of 10-20 students. Enquire at

  • Pre-Apprenticeships

    Pre-apprenticeships involve the completion of a vocational qualification (usually at Certificate II level) and unpaid work experience for those seeking a full-time, paid apprenticeship pathway. Pre-apprenticeship qualifications may be based around general theory and preparation for a trade, or specific to a particular trade type or industry.

    MIGAS offers pre-apprenticeship intakes from time to time in partnership with industry and a partner Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    How to get involved

    Keep an eye out for advertised pre-apprenticeship intakes with MIGAS or express your interest by emailing

School Experience Programs

  • Trade Select© Virtual Reality

    MIGAS’s Trade Select VR Program immerses students in a virtual trade environment with a real employer without leaving the school grounds.

    Using the latest VR headset technology, students are transported to a real worksite and experience what it’s like to be a fitter and turner apprentice with Arnott’s or a sheetmetal apprentice with Aliweld. Pairing technology and careers inspiration is a surefire way to engage students in thinking about their futures.

    How to get involved

    To book or enquire about a MIGAS Trade Select VR experience at your school email

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  • Game of Trades

    This is gamified aptitude and skills assessment at its best. Students participate in a range of practical and team-based activities to test and stretch their skills relevant to a variety of trades professions.

    The session is facilitated by a qualified careers expert and recruitment specialist for groups of 10-15. Students will come away with a clearer understanding of their strengths and interests, and increased confidence around securing employment through a job interview and selection process.

    How to get involved

    To book or enquire about a facilitated Game of Trades session at your school email

Career Fairs, Advice and Information

  • Career Fairs and Presentations

    MIGAS has availability to attend a limited number of school career days to offer students insights and information about pursuing a career in trades via an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Our team is also available to for smaller group presentations to Years 10-12 students enrolled in a trades curriculum who are weighing up their future options.

    Please get in touch at to enquire.

MIGAS at Schools

MIGAS provides hands-on experiences and information for school students interested in pursuing a trade career, including our Trade Select© Virtual Reality program.


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.