Getting ‘a step ahead’ with School-based Traineeships

Getting ‘a step ahead’ with School-based Traineeships


At the Hedland Collective, we are keen to make Hedland an engaging vibrant community for all ages, and part of this is ensuring employment pathways for our young people.

On Monday 2 September the Hedland Collective, in partnership with Hedland Senior High School, ran a workshop to gain support from local industry and businesses to host students for school-based traineeships in 2020. Next year the high school will have 110 Year 11 students and is hoping to have 37 – 50 traineeships on offer for them.

School-based traineeships are a great way to support a future employment pathway for students in Hedland. School-based traineeships allow students to complete a nationally recognised Certificate II or III qualification at the same time as completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education at Hedland Senior High School. This puts students who have completed a school-based traineeship a step ahead in building their careers once they finish their year 12 studies.

The workshop was a great success with BHP, FMG, the Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara Ports, K-Mart, Goodline and Compass all eager to host trainees in their organisations next year.

The High School is still keen to hear from others who may be able to offer support either through a school-based traineeship, work placement, or mentoring. If you or your organisation are keen to know more or would like to know how you can support employment pathways for young people in Hedland please contact the Hedland Collective or:

Mr Christian Apedaile
Vocational Education and Training Coordinator
Hedland Senior High School
PH: 91728000 OR 0477703983