Students in years 10, 11 or 12+ may, if they wish, enter a part-time, school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while still at school. This allows them to complete the SACE while at the same time, commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship and then, on completion of Stage 2, transition straight to work. The minimum work requirement for these ASBAs is one day a week but, in Year 12, if students have completed all the compulsory aspects of SACE, they can participate in a Flexible Apprenticeship/Traineeship and more workdays can be negotiated per week.
Students generally find their own host employer via work experience or through completion of a certificate course. Once they have an agreement from a host company to take them on as an apprentice or trainee, students need to work with the employer to complete a pre-endorsement form, which can be found here. This should be returned to the school once completed.
The following links can be used to learn more about School-based apprenticeships and traineeships: