Are you:

  • An employer who wants to build your team?

  • Or a school student wanting to give your career a head start?

Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships might be just what you’re looking for!
Across all industries, from small businesses to large companies, school-based apprentices and trainees are adding value to workplaces all over Australia.

What are Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships?

Australian School-based Apprentices and Trainees are year 10, 11 and 12 students who wish to gain valuable workplace experience and a nationally accredited qualification while they complete secondary school.

What are the benefits for employers?

School-based apprentices and trainees work part-time while they are still at school, which means less money spent on wages and more to invest in your business.

The Australian Government offers financial support to eligible employers that hire school-based apprentices and trainees. Your local MEGT consultant can help you determine if you are eligible.

As apprentices and trainees undertake formal Certificate-level training, they receive the most up-to-date skills and knowledge relevant to your industry and bring this back into your workplace.

Get an edge over the competition by adapting your new apprentice or trainee’s development in areas where extra skills are required to meet your business needs.

What are the benefits for students?

As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you’re giving your career a kick start and getting ahead of the rest. By the time you finish school, you will not only have your secondary school certificate but you will have gained valuable on-the-job (paid!) work experience and be well on your way to completing a nationally accredited qualification.

If you finish your apprenticeship or traineeship by the time you leave school and you choose to move onto further higher education, you may be able to reduce the time it takes. If you haven’t finished your apprenticeship or traineeship, you can remain working for your employer, or a new employer, gaining real life work experience until you’ve completed.

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is not only a valuable timesaver but also looks great on your resume when applying for future jobs!

To apply for a School-based apprenticeships or traineeships head over to our jobs board.

To find out more about signing up School-based apprentices/trainees or incentives fill out the form below.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Need help? Call us at 13 MEGT (6348) or email us at

MEGT (Australia) Ltd