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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Head Start apprenticeships and traineeships

Head Start is an apprenticeship or traineeship program that allows students to spend more time working, while completing the necessary vocational training and a secondary qualification.

Head Start is available to all government secondary students from 2023, supported by school-based staff as well as Departmental staff. The school-based staff support the student throughout the apprenticeship or traineeship, and engage regularly with the employer, registered training organisation (RTO), school and other stakeholders.

Visit the Head StartExternal Link page for further details. The Resources tab also includes fact sheets for students, school staff, employers and RTOs.[EF4] [WC5] [EF6]

Chapter in the Guidelines for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships on the Head Start program

Reviewed 08 September 2022

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