School-based apprenticeships and traineeships allow high school students to work part time to complete the first year of an apprenticeship, or complete a traineeship by the end of their HSC year. Both on and off-the-job training undertaken by students can contribute to their HSC, meaning that students graduate with both their HSC and credit towards a trade qualification.
Students are expected to seek their own Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are paid positions.
- A school-based apprenticeship provides the opportunity for students to complete the first year of a trade qualification, while also completing their HSC
- Students attain credit towards a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification and will also gain on-the-job experience and skills through paid work
- Formal training contributes to a minimum of 4 units credit towards a students’ HSC
- Students must complete a minimum number of days of paid work throughout the course, which varies per trade, in order to proceed to the second year of an apprenticeship
- A school-based traineeship provides the opportunity for students to complete a Certificate III level qualification by the end of the HSC
- School-based trainees must complete a minimum of 100 days of paid work (on-the-job) over years 11 and 12 and achieve all units of competency (formal training) of the qualification, to satisfy the requirements of a school-based traineeship
- The formal training of a school-based traineeship contributes to a minimum of 4 units credit towards the HSC
What’s in it for students?
- Work towards achieving your Higher School Certificate (HSC)
- Attain credit towards nationally recognised qualifications
- Study Certificate II or III level qualifications while at school
- Complete the 1st year of your apprenticeship or a full traineeship
- Get paid for time spent ‘on the job’
Fast track your trade career while you finish your HSC