How School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Work
School Based apprenticeships and traineeships are part of the national Australian Apprenticeships system. They combine practical, on-the-job work with structured off-the-job training.
Students finish high school with both a high school diploma, and a nationally recognised tertiary qualification. School-based apprentices usually attend school 3.5 days per week, trade school half a day per week, and work one day a week.
Why Do a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship?
School based apprenticeships and traineeships offer a whole range of benefits:
- They give you an idea of what you want, or don’t want, to do.
- It is much cheaper to test the waters through a school based apprenticeship, rather than sink thousands of dollars into a semester at an expensive university.
- If you enrol in a full-time apprenticeship after high school, you receive recognition of the time spent as a school based apprentice, reducing the length of your apprenticeship or traineeship considerably.