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WA School Based Traineeships

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is an employment-based learning pathway, which combines off the job training and on the job training that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. SBAT students can enter into an employment arrangement directly with an employer, or through a group training organisation (GTO).

What is WA Traineeships funding?

School Based Traineeships is a program under Jobs and Skills WA.

If you’re currently a secondary school student, you have the opportunity to study a nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification while still at school.

VET programs can:

  • develop your employability skills (for example; communication and problem solving skills);
  • give you industry specific skills and an understanding of the world of work; and
  • help you to explore and plan your career options.

If you do a VET qualification while you are a full time secondary student, this may also count towards your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

Jobs and Skills WA
As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a School Based Traineeship you need to:

  • be a full time school student enrolled in a government or non-government school as defined in the School Education Act 1999;
  • be aged15 years or more;
  • be undertaking an approved school-based apprenticeship or traineeship qualification;
  • have a registered training contract with an employer;
  • have the school-based apprenticeship or traineeship recognised on your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE2); and
  • be an Australian citizen or hold a visa that is consistent with the employment and study requirements of the training contract.

Secondary school students will not pay any fees for a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

*The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service resources fees

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