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Give young people a head
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– while they are still at school

The challenge facing school leavers is that they are at a disadvantage to job seekers with work experience. But how do they gain experience or industry knowledge if no-one will give them a job or work experience?

It’s a Catch 22.

The answer is: Australian School-based Apprenticeships.

You can give a young person both experience and skills training while they are still at school. Australian School-based Apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to commence vocational learning and part-time paid employment whilst still at school.

These AS-bAs, otherwise known as school-based traineeships or apprenticeships, enable students to obtain a nationally recognised qualification as well as points towards their senior certificate.

You can give them a head start on a career and you may be eligible for financial incentives.

Australian School-based Apprentices are considered by government to have Nominated Equity Group status

 Incentive type Certificate II  Certificate
III or IV
Commencement  $1,250.00  $ 1,500.00
Completion  Nil  $ 2,500.00
Recommencement  Nil  $750
Special additional incentives paid to employers - commencement    $750
Special additional incentives paid to employers - retention   $750

Please note
All the incentives listed are subject to change and eligibility criteria apply. Information above is provided as a guide only.

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You can give a young person both experience and skills training