16-Jun-2024 |

What is a school-based apprenticeship?


Australian School-based Apprenticeships offer young Australians an excellent career pathway, enabling them to begin training for a vocational qualification while earning a wage and completing their secondary education. An Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) is a part-time Australian Apprenticeship that you can undertake while still in school. It offers hands-on industry experience and allows you to work towards or complete a nationally recognised qualification while earning your secondary school certificate.

An Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) combines secondary school coursework, paid employment, and both on-the-job and off-the-job vocational training. You can pursue training in a traditional trade or other occupations at the Certificate or Diploma level. ASbA apprentices must arrange time-release from their school subjects to participate in work and training. The required weekly employment hours for ASbA apprentices vary across different States and Territories.

An Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) can take between one and four years to complete. Depending on your chosen qualification, you may finish your training by the time you complete your schooling, or you might need to continue after graduation. You may receive credit for existing skills and prior workplace experience, potentially shortening your training duration.

For more information about apprenticeships or to get started today, contact us at 1300 SYC 323 or click here to submit an online enquiry form.


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