There are great opportunities for Cairns school-based apprenticeships at Freshwater Christian College! With so many options for our Freshwater senior students to engage in Vocational Education and Training (VET) including internal or on-campus courses such as Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Visual Arts (Photography) and a Certificate III in Fitness. Students may also choose to complete a certificate III in various qualifications incorporating their paid part-time job as the practical component of their training. This is known as a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT).

How does a School-based apprenticeships work?

School-based apprentices and trainees sign a contract between the school, employer and Group Training Organisation (RTO) such as Busy at Work and MEGT. It is a fantastic way for students to gain knowledge and skills in the industry, have a personal income, rostered work time during school hours, a VET qualification and QCE points all wrapped up in this one opportunity! Our trainees work amazingly well in their chosen workplaces and qualifications.

Below are just some of our current school-based apprentices and trainees. We are very proud of their hard work and commitment.

Want to know more about VET pathways at Freshwater Christian College?

Our VET Coordinater, Mrs Farnsworth is available at any time to discuss the wonderful opportunities available for our students to persue vocational pathways including Cairns school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Please email for further information

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Freshwater Christian College is centrally located in Brinsmead, Cairns QLD. Our Kindergarten to Year 12 private independant College offers Christian education in a village feel learning community. We run Principal’s Tours most weeks, come and meet our College Principal and tour our Campus to learn more about our vision for education in our Cairns school.

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