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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The UOW College school based apprenticeship and traineeship program provides a range of courses that you can complete during years 10, 11 and 12. These are nationally recognised qualifications giving you the opportunity to combine paid work, training and school to set yourself up for the career you want.


  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Complete an apprenticeship or traineeship while at school.
  • Get paid and learn new skills while completing your HSC.
  • Contribute to your ATAR (depending on the course you select).
  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding

Who can apply?

  • Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Studying in years 10, 11 or 12
  • Employed within the industry of your chosen qualification


School based apprenticeships and traineeships are subsidised by the NSW Government. The maximum out of pocket expense for an apprenticeship or traineeship is $1,000. Check with the Apprenticeship Network Provider regarding your eligibility for incentive payments from the Australian Government.

Courses Available

Want more Information?

Call: 1300 885 395


How to apply

Contact UOW College or your school Career Adviser

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is highly regarded if you are looking for a rewarding career enhancing a young child’s early years. You will learn skills such as supporting programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. Career opportunities may include working in early childhood services, such as long day care, family day care, preschool and out of school hours care programs.


This course reflects the role of workers in the community. You will learn skills to be able to provide physical, emotional and personal support to those with disabilities. You will learn discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for your own outputs. Career opportunities may include employment as a community or residential care/support worker. You could also seek employment in the disability services industry, a large growth area in the Illawarra following the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Last reviewed: 9 October, 2018