Australian School-based Apprenticeships provide current school students with an opportunity to gain entry into some vocational areas, allowing them to combine work and school. It is an option for students completing senior secondary school, with their learning continuing at work once their schooling is completed. Below is a State and Territory listing of suggested sources of information.
New South Wales
School based apprentices must undertake a minimum of 48 days paid work per year.
Useful commencement flowchart listing an explanation of the school apprenticeship system in the Northern Territory and useful URL links.
Students in Yr 11 or 12 can start an Australian Apprenticeship whilst at school.
Students must have employment of at least 8 hours per week from their Contract of Training commencement until the official completion date at the end of Year 12.
8 hours per week minimum of employment and or training and can increase where employment is available during evenings, weekends or school holidays.
School students receive recognition from a training provider for a national qualification completed and can use this for recognition from SSABSA equivalent to one SACE unit for every 50 nominal hours of VET successfully completed (up to 8 SACE units or 400 hours)
Can be taken as traineeships and in the majority of apprenticeships.
Can be undertaken with a minimum of 13 hours/wk averaged over 3 periods of 4 months per year.
A school rep is required to sign the training plan and the plan should be submitted within 2 months of the training contract beginning.
A minimum of one day per week should be spent on the job or in training during a school week.
Can undertake an Australian School Based Apprenticeship in Yr 10, 11 and 12.
A school based trainee or apprentice can work 8 to 15 hours a week during the school term and longer hours over school holidays (a total of 720 to 900 hours in a calendar year). Employers must apply to be approved to have school based apprentices prior to signing of Contracts of Training.