An apprenticeship or traineeship enables employees to learn skills both on the job and in a TAFE SA learning environment, leading to highly proficient workers with access to the latest in industry trends and developments.
Benefits of an apprenticeship or traineeship
Apprenticeships and traineeships are ways to enable employees to become qualified in an area of business or trade or particular type of job. They offer benefits, including:
- the ability to work and earn money while you’re getting your qualification
- a nationally recognised qualification on completion of training
- a mix of classroom or workshop learning (off-job) and practical (on-job) learning
- real life experience in the workplace.
Apprenticeships and traineeships can be full-time, part-time or school-based (done while you’re at school).
Read more on the Skills SA website.
School based apprenticeships and traineeships
A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT) allows senior secondary students to begin their apprenticeship or traineeship in Years 10, 11 or 12 as part of their SACE.
SBATs combine paid employment and structured work-related training within the SACE. SBATs are a pathway to employment in a trade or occupation, self-employment, further training or higher education. Apprenticeships and traineeships have similar structures and requirements, however they differ in occupations offered, length and Australian Qualified Framework (AQF) certificate levels.
Read more about TAFE SA's School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.