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School-based Apprentice or Trainee

Get a headstart on your career, earn a wage and complete a nationally recognised qualification with ATC Work Smart

Doing a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a great way to get a head start on achieving your career goals while completing the last two or three years of your education. Popular traineeships include, business, hospitality, retail, childhood education, sports and recreation but there are literally hundreds of careers to choose from.

Ezra McGregor completed Certificate II in Information Technology as a school-based trainee. His advice to anyone interested in a traineeship is "give it a shot, its always worth taking a chance if you think you might like something" .

  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are available to school students in years 10, 11 and 12, aged 15 years or older and currently enrolled in secondary school.

  • If you are under 18 years of age you may also require permission from a parent or guardian.

  • ATC Work Smart operates School-based opportunities under a training contract, which means that we employ and place you with local host employers. We’ll manage everything and support you for the entire duration of your School-based apprenticeship or traineeship to help keep you on track with your training and school studies.

  • You can complete a Certificate II or Certificate III course with ATC Work Smart while still at school.

  • You benefit from gaining practical hands-on experience in the workplace 1 day per week, continuing your school studies 4 days per week with credit towards WACE.

  • Training is arranged with an Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivered on or off the job.

  • There are lots of benefits to starting your VET studies at school, you earn a wage, get to try out a job and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

"Being a trainee is fun you will meet lots of different people, make new friends,

have new opportunities and learn so much about yourself"

Not sure what type of career to pursue?

That’s ok, we’re here to help!

Check-out the Jobs board to see our current Traineeship vacancies or phone us on 1300 443 331 to talk to one of our friendly team members.

You can apply today! even if no positions are currently advertised, just complete the contact form  and request an application pack. It's as easy as that, so why not get started on your career pathway NOW.

Why Choose ATC Work Smart

  • We have supported apprentices and trainees for over 35 years and understand how to help you achieve success.

  • We assist you to choose a career pathway that suits your skills.

  • From your first day of employment we pay your salary and entitlements and manage all aspects of your employment.

  • You'll have a dedicated field officer to support and guide you throughout your journey.

  • We organise all of your training with a registered training organisation. 

  • We have strong partnerships with great host employers and will find you a local placement.

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