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Traineeships and Apprenticeships

What are School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships?
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs) allow senior phase of learning  students to engage in work  while studying for their Senior Certificate. (This includes students who wish to study for tertiary entrance).  It is hoped that many students in the Senior Phase of Learning will take up SATs during their enrolment at the College. 
As part of the apprenticeship or traineeship, students undertake an accredited training qualification with a training provider chosen by the employer and the student. 
Traineeships are found by the student.  Usually a traineeship will be offered by an employer if the student shows interest and skills at either Structured Work Experience or a part time job.  The college Transition Officer will help organize the required paperwork and work with the student, parents, employer, RTO (Training provider) and the AAC ( Australian Apprenticeship Company).
Trainees are required to complete 50 days within a 12 month period  to meet the “on the job” component of the training. This means students usually take one day out of school a week to participate in practical experience at their work place
Student workload for the traineeship is the responsibility of the trainee.  To support the trainee at school, the students are given the opportunity to drop one of their subjects.  This is negotiated by the Student, Teachers, Deputy Principal and Head of Department.  Students who drop a subject attend the Learning Centre in that time and work on their workbooks/ online course provided by their Training Organisation(RTO).
Traineeships assist employers to:
•           Improve the culture of training for employment
•           Give young people a ‘head start’
•           Train and Recruit future employees
•           Develop loyal and motivated staff
•           Create employment opportunities for young people in their local community
•           Develop their skills to increase employment potential
Traineeships assist students towards:
•           An education and a paid job
•           A step ahead of the competition for jobs post completion of school
•           Learn the latest knowledge and skills in a field of interest
•           Nationally recognised qualifications
•           Hands on experience in a real job environment
•           Another way to get into university - through a Ranking
•           A great way to transition from school to work
•           A great sense of achievement upon completion
•           A great start to your career post school
For more information please contact the Transition Officer,  Mrs Kylie Rankin , at the College on 46 787 361