What is involved in an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine structured training, work and formal assessment leading to a nationally recognised industry qualification. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid part-time work with an industry recognised training as part of the HSC.

Mid Coast Connect has a particular interest in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships which allows high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to get a head start on their career whilst studying for their Higher School Certificate.

School-based trainees

  • Complete a minimum of 100 days in the workplace (may vary depending on qualification)
  • Attend training each week with a Registered Training Organisation (eg School or TAFE)
  • Complete their traineeship at the end of Year 12


School-based apprentices

  • Complete Stage I of a Certificate III qualification by the end of their HSC year
  • Complete a minimum of 100 days in the workplace (may vary depending on qualification)
  • Attend training each week with a Registered Training Organisation (eg School or TAFE)
  • Roll over into full-time work after their HSC year (3-5 year commitment in total)

Current Opportunities for young people

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