Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBA) 

Students can get a head start with their careers by beginning an apprenticeship while still at school. An Australian School-based Apprenticeship provides students with hands-on industry experience, and the ability to work towards or complete a nationally recognised qualification, while they complete their SACE.

An Australian School-based Apprenticeship is an Apprenticeship which is undertaken part‑time while the apprentice is at school. The apprenticeship arrangement combines paid employment as an apprentice or trainee, off-the-job vocational training and senior secondary school studies.

Students have previously undertaken apprenticeships in areas such as baking, hairdressing, mechanics, retails, carpentry and cheffing.

The formal training the students undertake can count for between 40 – 120 SACE credits in both Stage 1 & 2, dependent on the field of training.  Students may be at work one to two school days and / or after school hours. A Group Training Company manages the formal training and VHHS manages the students’ timetable and accreditation for SACE.

How do I find an Australian School-based Apprenticeship?

From time-to-time opportunities are advertised in our school Daymap bulletin. Please note that most students find the host employer. VHHS will assist in the signing up of school-based apprenticeships through a Department for Education approved apprenticeship broker.

Students interested in ASBA’s should contact the school via email, or telephone 8551 1900.