School Based Apprenticeships Available

School Based Traineeships are available in a range of industry areas. See the list below for further information. If an industry area is not listed, please contact your local School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Coordinator to see if it can be made available.

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Beauty Therapy






Horticulture Landscape Construction

Horticulture Turf




Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology
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This course is for students who want to work in the marine industry as an apprentice marine mechanic.

You will learn how to service and repair marine vessels and how to service, repair and diagnose faults in marine engines, transmissions, hydraulic and electrical systems and components. 

Total Unit Credit
for HSC
ATAR pathway
min 4

Marine Craft Construction Certificate
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This qualification is for people who wish to become boat builders or shipwright apprentices.  The course will provide the specific industry skills required for the marine craft construction trade area. 

You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures and planning, plus a range of specific industry skills in a marine craft construction trade area. 

Total Unit Credit
for HSC
ATAR pathway
min 4

Meat Processing

Metal & Engineering

Painting and Decorating


Roof Tiling



Wall and Ceiling Lining

Wall and Floor Tiling

There are many more trade qualifications available across a range of industry areas. To enquire about a school based apprenticeship in a trade that interests you. Please click here

(ICF) denotes an Industry Curriculum Framework Course. An optional HSC exam in these courses is available to contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.

The Board of Studies will add units of competency that are listed in the school-based component of a students training plan which are not currently available in the relevant ICF SBA pathway.

To facilitate this schools are asked to complete the Application for inclusion of additional unit(s) of competency to the SBA pathway of an ICF form.

To obtain details about other trade qualifications available within the school based apprenticeship program please refer to Training Market NSW

For further information regarding School Based Apprencticeships, please contact the Senior Pathways Unit