School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School based Apprenticeships or Traineeships are a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

A school based Apprentice or Trainee can attain a nationally recognised TAFE qualification and a Higher School Certificate (HSC) as well as valuable work skills and experience through paid employment.

If you are a school based Apprentice or Trainee you will be paid for working part time currently between 100 and 180 days - usually one day a week - but this may require you to do some work during school hours or holidays.  As a school based Apprentice or Trainee, your formal training - usually 4-6 hours per week during school terms - counts as a HSC subject.  In some cases, it can also be used in calculating your ATAR.  You need to discuss school based Apprenticeships or Traineeships with your school's career advisor.

If you continue in the Trade or Traineeship after you leave school, you will receive recognition for all the work you have completed during your school based Apprenticehip or Traineeship.  This will enable you to gain your industry qualifications much quicker after leaving school.

More information can be found from the SBATS NSW Department of Education and Training Department or by contacting Jacquie Smith (Education Officer VET for Schools and SBATS, or by phoning (02) 6338 2407 or 0417 243 794.

School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships available in TAFE Western

Automotive Accounts Administration
Beauty Therapy Animal Studies
Carpentry Automotive
Construction Beauty
Electrotechnology Business Services
Hairdressing Children's Services
Horticulture Construction
Horticulture Landscaping Education Support
Hospitality Electrotechnology
Meat Processing Fashion Design & Technology
Metal & Engineering Financial Services
Plumbing Fitness
Primary Industries Floristry
  Health Services
  Information Technology
  Metals & Engineering
  Out of Hours School Care
  Sport & Recreation
  Tourism & Events
   Transport & Logistics/Transport & Distribution