Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA)

The Trade Schools for the Future program is an education initiative that enables government high school students to combine their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) studies with Vocational and Education Training (VET) in the form of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

There are many options for completing the SACE using a school-based apprenticeship; for further information, please refer to the checklist, which can be found at

This checklist provides information about a range of topics, such as the steps to undertake a school-based apprenticeship, possible careers and work experience.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships offer an attractive first choice career option for many young people. They provide structured training, school studies and practical work experience, as well as a strong foundation for career growth, providing a first-rate career options. They are as professionally, financially and personally rewarding as a university pathway, meaning young people can get a head start on their chosen career whilst earning nationally recognised qualifications and valuable work skills. Once completed, the qualification can lead to continued employment, self-employment, further training or education.

The Trade Schools for the Future program aims to ensure students have genuine career pathways and that employers gain motivated, trained and work-ready employees. Specialist Apprenticeship Brokers are on hand at Edward John Eyre High School to link students and employers in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

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