ACT School based Apprenticeship - Government career taster program

Are you in year 10 and considering an ASbA? This exciting new rotational program will give you experience in different departments in ACT Government! With this opportunity, you can earn while you learn!

Open to current year 10 students in ACT public schools, this Australian School based Apprenticeship (ASbA) is a rotating program where you may work with each of the following ACT Government entities for 6 months, experiencing up to 3 different public sector employers across a range of occupation areas (e.g. HR, Finance, ICT, Communications and Media):

  • ACT Education Directorate
  • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • ACT public schools – early childhood, primary and/or secondary schools.

You will complete your ASbA part-time as part of your schooling. You will earn a wage, train with an employer, and work towards an accredited qualification while undertaking your secondary school certificate. The program will take approximately 18 months to complete.

During the program you will study the Certificate II in Government through CIT. Prior to commencing your Certificate II qualification, you will undertake a pre-traineeship program to prepare you for your ASbA. The Career Taster Program will commence by term 4 2021.

You must complete a minimum of 11 hours per week in your ASbA – this includes 8 hours of work on the job and 3 hours of structured training.

This ASbA will fit within your school study package and can contribute up to 8 standard units towards your ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. It’s a great way to learn more about an occupation, gain workplace experience, and get a head start in your career.

To be eligible for this opportunity:

  • You must be in year 10 in 2021
  • You must attend an ACT public school
  • You must be interested in incorporating an ASbA into your year 12 student package and have the support of your nominated college to undertake an ASbA.

Apply now!

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