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School-based apprenticeship or traineeship

You can commence an apprenticeship or traineeship while you are at school and receive credit towards your VCE or VCAL. Apprenticeships and raineeships give you the opportunity to combine part-time employment with your VET qualification.

VET student doing training in VET Hair and Beauty program

Hair and Beauty –
Hallam Senior College

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine practical hands-on experience in the workplace with training and assessment from a Registered Training Organisation.

 

School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is when you are released from school for a minimum of one day per week to undertake the apprenticeship or traineeship. You will need to complete six hours of training and seven hours of work per week.

 

Credit towards the VCE or VCAL

All apprenticeships and traineeships can provide credit towards your VCE or VCAL.

VET student doing training in VET Hair and Beauty program

Hair and Beauty –
Hallam Senior College

For every 90 hours of training completed, you will receive one unit towards your VCE or VCAL. VCE credit will be determined by the certificate. Most apprenticeships or traineeships in VCE VET program areas provide credit for VCE Units 1 to 4.

Some certificate II qualifications only provide credit towards the VCE at Units 1 and 2. Qualifications at certificate II and above provide credit towards all VCAL levels.

 

ATAR

When you receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence towards your VCE from an apprenticeship or traineeship, they may contribute towards the calculation of your ATAR by VTAC. Check with the VET coordinator at your school.

 

Qualification

You will receive a certificate or statement of attainment from your Registered Training Organisation for the VET training you have completed as part of your apprenticeship or traineeship.

 

VET student doing training in VET Hair and Beauty program

Hair and Beauty –
Hallam Senior College

Head Start

From 2019, Head Start School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships will be available in elected industries. This enables you to spend more time in the workplace to complete your apprenticeship or traineeship as well as your VCE or VCAL.

 

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