School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Earn money and a qualification while still at school.

  • Centrelink/DHS Approved
  • NQF Approved Qualification
  • Recognised Australia wide
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Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students can participate in a VETiS program delivered by a teacher at their school. The classes fit into the student’s school class schedule.

VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards their Senior Certificate of Education.

  • Run to fit within school timetable
  • Access up to date learning and assessment materials
  • Dedicated ACCCO VET Coordinator for mentoring and support
  • In-service training day for the school VET teacher

For further information please contact our VET Coordinator on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]

  • Be a full time school student aged 15 years or older
  • Have the school’s agreement to undertake school-based training
  • Find an employer willing to train in their workplace
  • Have parent/guardian’s permission (if under the age of 18)

Students must gain support and approval from their school to undertake a traineeship or apprenticeship.

Students continue to attend school as usual, however, some of their paid employment and/or training will become part of their school timetable. A traineeship or apprenticeship must impact on the student’s school timetable to be considered school-based.

The school, student, their parent/guardian, employer and training organisation will negotiate a schedule which outlines when the student is at school, work and training. This schedule must indicate exactly how the traineeship or apprenticeship will impact the school timetable.

The school has a role in providing support to the student throughout the traineeship or apprenticeship.

Students enter a training contract with an employer. The training contract legally binds the employer and the student for the duration of the traineeship or apprenticeship.

The number of hours an apprentice or trainee needs to be employed per week differs between states and territories based on their legislation but typically involves one day a week in a workplace.

Australian school-based trainees and apprentices will need to negotiate time-release from their school subjects to attend work and training, arranging to catch up on any school material they miss at a later date.

Students can choose from any course available as a school based trainee option offered in your state. Typically the following courses are available.

CHC30121 Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, introduces you to working in the field of early childhood. Providing education and care to children in a range of services. Learn how to help, plan, and deliver educational programs that focus on supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

CHC30221 Certificate III In Education Support

The CHC30221 is an ideal qualification for people seeking employment in education roles which provide assistance and support to qualified Educators and Teachers. It is a versatile qualification leading the graduate to work in a range of diverse education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment in entry level positions. It is the ideal qualification for any prospective student who want to have flexibility in their chosen education environment.

Students undertaking a nationally-recognised qualification at as part of their senior studies may be eligible for substantially reduced or, in some cases, no tuition fees at all in some State / Territories.

Please contact ACCCO for further information relating to fees.

What happens when you finish school but not your training?

Some students complete their traineeship or apprenticeship while at school. Some school-based trainees and apprentices however will finish school without having completed their training requirements. To complete your qualification, you’ll need to convert your working arrangements to either a full-time or a part-time level.

How do I get started?

  1. Speak to your parents, teacher and school career advisor to find out about the opportunities available in your district.
  2. Find an employer willing to support you as a trainee or apprentice with a formal training contract
  3. Commence employment with your employer
  4. Choose an apprenticeship network provider to help you negotiate a training contract with your employer
  5. Commence training with ACCCO in your nationally recognised qualification

Where can I find more information?

For more information on Australian School-based Apprenticeships visit the following government website: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/school-based-apprenticeships

Why choose ACCCO for education and training?

Standing out from other training providers, ACCCO is regarded for the valuable face to face and on the job training that students receive throughout their course.

With over 24 years’ experience, ACCCO has established strong relationships with schools and maintains close links to industry enabling us to deliver in-demand skills and up-to-date and relevant training.

ACCCO graduates have an outstanding reputation in the community due to their excellent education and skills. Students also benefit directly from the fact that ACCCO specialises in Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications and the high degree of industry engagement and connection that ACCCO offers graduates when seeking employment.

Education and Care services actively seek out ACCCO graduates because of their high quality training, with employers recognising the exemplary skills and practices from the students who have trained with ACCCO.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a full time school student aged 15 years or older
  • Have the school’s agreement to undertake school-based training
  • Find an employer willing to train in their workplace
  • Have parent/guardian’s permission (if under the age of 18)
School Requirements

Students must gain support and approval from their school to undertake a traineeship or apprenticeship.

Students continue to attend school as usual, however, some of their paid employment and/or training will become part of their school timetable. A traineeship or apprenticeship must impact on the student’s school timetable to be considered school-based.

The school, student, their parent/guardian, employer and training organisation will negotiate a schedule which outlines when the student is at school, work and training. This schedule must indicate exactly how the traineeship or apprenticeship will impact the school timetable.

The school has a role in providing support to the student throughout the traineeship or apprenticeship.

Work Requirements

Students enter a training contract with an employer. The training contract legally binds the employer and the student for the duration of the traineeship or apprenticeship.

The number of hours an apprentice or trainee needs to be employed per week differs between states and territories based on their legislation but typically involves one day a week in a workplace.

Australian school-based trainees and apprentices will need to negotiate time-release from their school subjects to attend work and training, arranging to catch up on any school material they miss at a later date.

Available Courses

Students can choose from any course available as a school based trainee option offered in your state. Typically the following courses are available.

CHC30121 Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, introduces you to working in the field of early childhood. Providing education and care to children in a range of services. Learn how to help, plan, and deliver educational programs that focus on supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

CHC30221 Certificate III In Education Support

The CHC30221 is an ideal qualification for people seeking employment in education roles which provide assistance and support to qualified Educators and Teachers. It is a versatile qualification leading the graduate to work in a range of diverse education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment in entry level positions. It is the ideal qualification for any prospective student who want to have flexibility in their chosen education environment.

Delivery Method
Training Costs

Students undertaking a nationally-recognised qualification at as part of their senior studies may be eligible for substantially reduced or, in some cases, no tuition fees at all in some State / Territories.

Please contact ACCCO for further information relating to fees.

FAQs

What happens when you finish school but not your training?

Some students complete their traineeship or apprenticeship while at school. Some school-based trainees and apprentices however will finish school without having completed their training requirements. To complete your qualification, you’ll need to convert your working arrangements to either a full-time or a part-time level.

How do I get started?

  1. Speak to your parents, teacher and school career advisor to find out about the opportunities available in your district.
  2. Find an employer willing to support you as a trainee or apprentice with a formal training contract
  3. Commence employment with your employer
  4. Choose an apprenticeship network provider to help you negotiate a training contract with your employer
  5. Commence training with ACCCO in your nationally recognised qualification

Where can I find more information?

For more information on Australian School-based Apprenticeships visit the following government website: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/school-based-apprenticeships

Why choose ACCCO for education and training?

Standing out from other training providers, ACCCO is regarded for the valuable face to face and on the job training that students receive throughout their course.

With over 24 years’ experience, ACCCO has established strong relationships with schools and maintains close links to industry enabling us to deliver in-demand skills and up-to-date and relevant training.

ACCCO graduates have an outstanding reputation in the community due to their excellent education and skills. Students also benefit directly from the fact that ACCCO specialises in Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications and the high degree of industry engagement and connection that ACCCO offers graduates when seeking employment.

Education and Care services actively seek out ACCCO graduates because of their high quality training, with employers recognising the exemplary skills and practices from the students who have trained with ACCCO.

For further information please contact our VET Coordinator on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]