Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to all kinds of people at all kinds of stages of life, from secondary school students to mature aged adults.
The skills and experience of mature apprentices and trainees can count towards their qualification, and young people can begin an apprenticeship or traineeship as part of their SACE.
Kick start your career while you’re at school.
High school apprenticeships and traineeships give you the chance to combine training and employment with years 10, 11 or 12.
As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you can:
- get a head start on your chosen career or trade
- gain hands-on industry experience
- earn a wage while you learn
- have your training contribute to your SACE or equivalent
- work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
You attend school part of the week, do hands-on training in the workplace and some formal off-job learning through your training provider.
Once you finish school, your apprenticeship or traineeship will become full-time or continue part-time depending on what you and your employer choose to do.
Talk to your school career advisor or VET coordinator – they can help you kick start your future career while you’re still at school.