At SYC, we're dedicated to helping students explore rewarding career paths through apprenticeships.

With over 500 occupations available across various industries, we ensure that every apprentice finds a pathway that aligns with their interests and career goals.

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At SYC, we're dedicated to helping students explore rewarding career paths through apprenticeships. Our free support services provide students with tailored job placements, skills training, and continuous career coaching, assisting them throughout their apprenticeship. With over 500 occupations available across various industries, we ensure that every apprentice finds a pathway that aligns with their interests and career goals. From traditional trades to emerging fields, SYC provides the support and resources needed to succeed.

There are many benefits to pursuing an apprenticeship, including

  • Earning a wage while working towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • Gaining valuable hands-on experience in a real-world setting
  • Avoiding the need for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loans
  • Using the qualification to gain credit for prior learning when pursuing further education

Working with businesses for successful career and job placements

As an Australian Apprenticeship Support Service (AASS) Provider, we support individuals, schools, and businesses throughout the apprenticeship sign-up process. From incentive claims to training completion, we oversee the entire recruitment process, ensuring candidates are placed in the right businesses for success.

Frequently asked questions

What are school-based apprenticeships?

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.

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How will an apprenticeship affect a student's school attendance?

The number of hours an ASbA Apprentice needs to be employed per week differs between States and Territories. For more information, contact our Apprenticeship Support Services team today at 1300 SYC 323 or fill out this form.

Will students get paid?

Australian Apprentices are employed under a federal or state award or agreement. YApprentices will be paid a wage which varies depending on a number of factors including the year of training, the type of Australian Apprenticeship you are doing and the industry or occupation.

Apprentices have the same rights to superannuation, workers’ compensation and other entitlements or requirements as all other workers in Australia. Awards and conditions are set independently of the Australian Government by the Fair Work Commission.

For more information, contact our Apprenticeship Support Services team today at 1300 SYC 323 or fill out this form.

How do I find an Australian School-based Apprenticeship?

If you are still at school discuss ASbAs with your career advisors, teacher, or contact our Apprenticeship Support Services team today at 1300 SYC 323 or fill out this form.

Investigate your training and career options at:

  • www.yourcareer.gov.au
  • www.myfuture.edu.au
  • www.naen.com.au

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