For any questions or further information, please contact our Apprenticeships Coordinator on 1300 139 406
ACCCO is dedicated to advancing career opportunities and pathways for secondary students and believes that amazing things happen when schools and early learning services work together. ACCCO has been successfully partnering and delivering VET with schools since 2001. Through our vast networks we bring students and industry in close contact. We do this in a number of ways including School-based Traineeships and through our VET in Schools program.
An Australian School-based Apprenticeship is an Australian Apprenticeship which is undertaken part-time while the apprentice or trainee is at school. It combines paid employment, on or off-the-job vocational training and senior secondary school studies.
An Australian School-based Apprenticeship provides senior secondary students with hands-on industry experience, and the ability to work towards or complete a nationally recognised qualification, while they complete their senior school certificate. Each State Government abbreviates and refers to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships slightly differently. You may know it as:
A school-based apprentice's or trainee's employment and/or training arrangements must impact on their school timetable for the program to be considered school-based. 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 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. ACCCO's school based Apprenticeship & Traineeships provide students with
practical and real-world experiences to work within the Early Education and Care Sector and provides students with the opportunity to:
What can I study with ACCCO?
Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. 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.
The Certificate III in Education Support is an ideal qualification for people seeking employment in education roles which provides 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, early childhood, school age care or other education environment in entry level positions. It is the ideal qualification for any prospective student who want to keep their options open for the type of education environment they'd like to work in the future.
An Australian school based apprentice (ASbA) must:
Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives. Funding between State / Territories does vary so please check for eligibility requirements available to you in your area.
Click here to check for eligibility requirements available in your area.
With over 22 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 is consistently receiving positive feedback from schools and the most positive feedback is out in the field with Early Childhood Services noticing an improvement in the quality of training by the Schools who have moved over to ACCCO.
One of the roles of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider is to organise the signing of a training contract and to
provide accurate information with regards to employer allowances and incentives. Please contact an AASN
your choice to discuss your situation in detail or to determine if you are eligible for an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Want more information?
Additional information regarding Traineeships or Apprenticeships can be found in the below links:
Australian Apprenticeships Services Contact Details
How to apply
First you will need to talk to your school guidance or career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling to ensure that an Apprenticeship or Traineeship fits in with your study plan.
If your school supports Australian School-based Apprenticeships, contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider who may be able to provide services to help you select the apprenticeship, occupation or training pathway that is most suited to you and provide advice and assistance to help you find an apprenticeship. This could include assessing your suitability for an apprenticeship and referring you to an employer.
Usually finding this employer is the responsibility of the student however, your school guidance or career counsellor, vocational education
coordinator or head of senior schooling may also be able to assist you.