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December 22, 2022

If you’re in high school and thinking of getting a headstart on your career, studying a school-based traineeship is a great way to do so. School-based traineeships, otherwise known as Vocational Education and Training (VET), allow you to earn a nationally recognised qualification alongside your QLD Certificate of Education.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students completing a program

While obvious benefits include gaining valuable industry skills and easing the transition from school into a new job or degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn money while you learn!

Connect ‘n’ Grow offers a variety of health-related school-based traineeships across Queensland and is currently recruiting now for 2023;

  • Wesley Mission Queensland
  • Queensland Health – Deadly Start and Big Dream, Small Steps

Continue reading to learn more about what to expect from this exciting pathway.


Who can do a school-based traineeship?

Students commence in Year 11, studying a Certificate II to gain their foundation skills, students can study from a variety of Health Hubs throughout Queensland, by mid Year 11 they will commence their Certificate III Traineeship working one day a week and returning to their dedicated health hub twice a term for training.

Speak with one of our friendly training experts to find out what exciting positions are available in your region.


What can I expect from a school-based traineeship?

At Connect ‘n’ Grow, we offer opportunities to study Certificates II to III in Health Support Services. This valuable qualification is designed to help year 11-12 students fulfil entry requirements for a tertiary degree or begin careers in healthcare roles, including:

  • Nursing
  • Aged Care
  • Disability Support
  • Other health occupations.

If you enjoy helping others or are interested in the medical field, we highly suggest checking out our available courses.


Balancing your work and education commitments

CnG understands that juggling your regular school work, family commitments, and work schedules can be overwhelming. However, when studying a school-based traineeship in QLD, one day a week at work integrates into your school curriculum and provides points towards your QCE.

Students on campus

This intelligent setup allows you to complete your chosen qualifications at your school with the help of our expert health trainers and your usual teachers. As a leading RTO and health education provider, CnG has a completion rate of over 90% within schools.

You can expect compassionate support from our team and efficient training methods and education programs to help you complete your goals. We will do everything possible to ensure a simple, stress-free journey.


How many hours am I required to work?

You will need to commit to at least one day per week in your chosen workplace. That equals a minimum of 7.5 hours per week, which can be averaged out to account for exam periods, illness or other unexpected events. For instance, if you need to take a break from work to complete your exams, you can make up for lost time during school holidays or weekends.

Student and parent

You can always opt to work more than the minimum required hours, but not without discussing this decision with your employer, school, training organisation and parent/guardian first.

It’s important to note that working hours do not include training or learning time with your training provider.


Get a headstart on your career with Connect ‘n’ Grow

Our students are the heart and soul of our business. Our training experts are dedicated to unlocking your full potential and preparing you for a successful future in the health industry. Diverse, progressive and highly flexible, we collaborate with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your school-based traineeship.


Not quite ready to make the leap? Our kind, qualified staff are here to answer any questions you may have and steer you in the right direction.