Major Training offers school-based apprenticeships in Brisbane. Our flexible training options are delivered face-to-face and tailored to students’ individual needs. Designed to be undertaken one day per week, training can be made available to students while they’re still in high school.

What is a School Based Apprenticeship?

A school-based apprenticeship is an arrangement that allows high-school students (usually those in Years 11 and 12) to receive training and work as paid employees while studying their senior certificate. School-based apprenticeships are typically facilitated through employment and a registered training organisation.

Any employment and training arrangements must influence the student’s school timetable for the program to be considered school based.

What do school based apprenticeships involve and how do they work?

Major Training’s school-based apprenticeships involve a detailed training plan developed in conjunction with the school. Upon successful completion of a school-based apprenticeship, students will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainments and Certificates.

How long do school based traineeships and apprenticeships take?

School-based apprenticeships usually take from one to four years to complete, depending on the type of qualification and training schedule undertaken by the student. It’s possible for students to finish their qualification as a school-based trainee at the same time they graduate high school, and this is dependent on the working days provided to them throughout the year.  School-based apprentices can only complete 33% of their qualification while at school unless special exemption is provided by the State Government.

For more information please visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/apprentices/sats

What are the benefits of school based apprenticeships?

School-based apprenticeships offer a range of benefits, including:

  • A nationally recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
  • Foundational skillsets required for future employment
  • Practical learning opportunities through work experience
  • Credit toward a high-school certificate, further vocational education, or university qualifications
  • Assistance with transitioning from high school to paid employment.

How do I get a school based apprenticeship?

Before enrolling in a school-based apprenticeship, it’s important to consider your career choices carefully. Once you’ve chosen a career path, you can speak with your teachers or a training provider about your training and study options.

How are school based apprenticeships funded in Queensland?

In Queensland, some qualifications are funded by the VET investment budget (these qualifications are included on the Queensland Government’s Priority Skills List). While many programs are fully funded, eligibility criteria applies.

Queensland Year 12 graduates can study with Major Training fee-free within a year of leaving school. Please view our funding page for more information.

School Based Apprenticeship Programs

If you’re ready to enrol in a school-based apprenticeship, Major Training offers the following courses:

For more information on how to enrol in a school-based apprenticeship with Major Training, speak with our friendly team by calling 1300 790 822, or enquire online today.