Apprenticeships and Traineeships at School

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combines:

  • part-time, practical experience in the workplace
  • formal, structured training with a TAFE or training provider
  • your school studies

A school-based apprenticeship may also give you credit towards your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

What you need to know

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship must have the agreement of each of the following:

  • your parent or guardian (if you are under 18 years of age)
  • your school
  • your employer
  • your TAFE or training provider

You, your parent or guardian (if you are under 18 years of age) and your employer, will be required to sign a training contract.

How to get started

  • speak to your careers adviser to find out about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships arrangements at your school
  • you and your employer must comply with the minimum hours and other requirements for a part-time or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
  • find out about the requirements for part-time and school-based training.

Further information about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships is on the 'Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority' (VCAA) website.