School-Based Traineeships

A school-based traineeship allows students to combine their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with 7 hours a week of paid part-time work in their chosen industry. Work placement times are scheduled around school timetables and industry requirements.

Formal Training

Students are also released from their school timetable one afternoon each week to attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) where they complete their formal training.

Students attending schools in the Geelong programs are released from school on a Wednesday afternoon to attend training, with Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh students attending their RTO on a Thursday afternoon.

Successful completion of the traineeship also results in students receiving credits towards either their VCE or VCAL.

Starting to sound interesting? Here’s what to do next…

  1. Register your interest
    Complete the “Register Your Interest” form on this website
  2. Your school will also receive the form and contact you to discuss your expression of interest 
    You will be contacted for a discussion with your parents regarding the traineeship
  3. Work arranged
    As your legal employer, Pathways Education & Training will then arrange a part-time job within your area of interest for 7 hours a week.
  4. Attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
    You will attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) each week to study your Certificate III
  5. Get paid fortnightly
    You get paid fortnightly and on successful completion have credits towards your VCE or VCAL Certificates

Apply now to register your interest!

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