Part-time and School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Are there any part-time or school-based apprenticeships or traineeships available?

Yes, subject to there being a suitable industrial arrangement in place. It is the employer's responsibility to make sure this is the case and that the Training Contract reflects this.

What are the requirements for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships?

The requirements are that:

  • the school-based apprentice or trainee completes at least one day a week on the job or in training during the normal school week
  • the training plan is to be signed off by the school-based apprentice or trainee’s school representative
  • the training plan is completed within two months of starting the training contract.

What are the minimum hours for part-time and school-based apprentices and trainees?

The minimum hours are:

  • Part-time (not attending school): 13 hours per week (at least 7 hours employment, 6 hours of training) averaged over 1, 2 or 4 week cycles
  • School-based apprentice and trainee, and part-time (attending school): 13 hours per week (at least 7 hours of employment and 6 hours training) averaged over 3 periods of 4 months in each year of the program unless workplace based
  • Fully workplace based part-time and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships: 13 hours per week including release for structured training