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School students

School based opportunities.

Every day, Morton College helps school students to write their own stories through school based traineeships and apprenticeships. If you are currently studying in Year 10, 11 or 12, we can help you write your success story too

School-based traineeships and apprenticeships

School-based traineeships / apprenticeships provide high school students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognized Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification as well as contribute towards their Queensland Certificate of Education and/or Overall Position (OP) score and gain valuable work skills and experience through paid employment.

Difference between an apprentice and trainee


Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade, such as electrical, plumbing, cabinet-making and automotive. Upon completion, apprentices become a qualified tradesperson.


Trainees are trained in vocational areas, such as office administration, information technology and tourism. Upon successful completion, a trainee will receive a qualification in their chosen vocational area.

Benefits of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Some of the benefits of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships include:

School-based apprentices and trainees are paid while they learn workplace skills, gain confidence, and adapt to a work environment. It gives the student the opportunity to put skills learnt at school into practice in a real work environment.
Young people employed as school-based apprentices and trainees develop workplace skills, knowledge, confidence and have a competitive edge when applying for jobs. A SAT can lead directly to full-time employment once a student has left school.
All school-based apprentices and trainees participate in vocational training that contributes to a Certificate II, III or higher vocational qualification which can count towards the student’s Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Employers who take on school-based apprentices and trainees can make a real difference by motivating young people to work towards their future goals and giving them a realistic exposure to your industry or sector.

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