Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA), also known as school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are now some of the many options students should be considering as a study pathway. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships allow students to combine study towards their high school certificate with a vocational qualification, and paid on-the-job training.
There are many benefits for students undertaking a school based apprenticeship including:
• A hands-on learning experience at work and at vocational training
• Earning a wage while undertaking training
• Gaining a work history, an understanding of workplaces and employer expectations
• Kick starting a career while still at school which may transition into full time employment or a continuation of an apprenticeship at the end of secondary school.
ASbA study effort builds toward a formal, nationally recognised qualification in a field relevant to their career path and contributes to their high school certificate.
Some ASbAs may be ongoing post school, but after you complete your apprenticeship or traineeship you will still be able to go to university, upskill to a higher level qualification or even start your own business.
School based apprenticeships can be done in a range of areas. The graphs below shows the 10 most popular school based apprenticeship and traineeship Training Programs and the 10 most popular school based apprenticeship Trade Training Packagess from 2018.