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.