School-based apprenticeships and traineeships
If you’re a high school student, keen to kickstart your career, you might want to explore an apprenticeship or traineeship as part of your studies.
Students aged 15 years of age or older are eligible to apply for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. Part of your training will need to be undertaken during your school timetable, and you’ll need to gain approval from your school. This learning can contribute toward your high school certificate or Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
You should also be aware that school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are part-time, with many apprentices and trainees continuing on a full-time contract with their employers after leaving school.