School-Based Traineeships

“Providing career pathways to students and a flexible way of moving from school to the workplace”.

Gforce offers school-based traineeships to Year 11 & 12 students.

School-based traineeships offer students the option of combining school, paid part-time employment and formal training in order to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and credit towards their VCE or VCAL.

How does it work?

School Based Traineeships

  • Gforce becomes the legal employer and takes on all employment responsibilities including pay and taxation.
  • Places the student with a Host Employer for the practical work experience.
  • Organises the relevant training program with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Benefits for students…

Earn while you learn & kick-start your career

  • You’ll be paid above award wage whilst you gain the experience and skills needed to kick start your career.
  • The traineeship provides a career pathway which can lead to further employment opportunities and further studies.

Experience flexibility & variety

  • You will be participating in hands-on learning, and given the opportunity to put skills learned in the classroom into real life practice.
  • The traineeship becomes part of your school curriculum, which means you will be allocated time from school studies in order to attend work and training.
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and credits are contributed towards your VCE or VCAL.
  • Studies are delivered through leading Registered Training Organisations.

The entire experience will be supported by a dedicated Gforce consultant, your host employer, trainer and school.

Courses On Offer

Gforce are offering the following Certificate III school-based traineeships across Victoria in 2019.

  • Health Services Assistance
  • Community Services
  • Patisserie (Hospitality)
  • Companion Animal Services

How To Apply

Applications are NOW CLOSED.

Gforce will be accepting applications in August 2019 for students wanting to commence a school-based traineeship in 2020.

To be eligible you need to be undertaking Year 11 or 12 VCE or VCAL in 2020.

To apply please contact your Careers Advisor or VET school or contact a Gforce consultant.


Gforce Employment Solutions 

Cnr Gheringhap and McKillop Streets
PO Box 1987
Geelong Vic 3220

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Employers of Gforce school-based trainee’s are making a valuable contribution to developing a local student’s career pathway, and gain valuable insight into a future workforce.

As a host employer, you will gain a valuable team member who will be placed with you for a minimum of 7 hours per week in order to fulfill the work placement requirement of their school-based traineeship. A school-based traineeship enables Year 11 and 12 students to combine school, part-time employment and training in order to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

We offer a diverse selection of training programs to suit student requirements; and work closely with schools, students and host employers to ensure our traineeships meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Hosting a school-based trainee is a great opportunity for the trainee to gain valuable work experience and skills, whilst you gain an additional employee at a very competitive rate.

Benefits to Employers

  • Support a young person in your community by providing valuable experience and skills.
  • Develop your staff through the mentoring of a trainee.
  • Gain a cost-effective labour resource for your business.
  • We take care of all payroll and administrative processes.
  • The traineeship is supported by dedicated consultants that manage the entire process.
  • The potential to secure a future employee.

What is required to host a trainee?

  • Provide relevant and useful tasks relating to the trainee’s qualification.
  • Provide appropriate supervision and mentoring.
  • Provide a minimum of 7 hours of work per week for the trainee over the duration of the traineeship. The trainee also completes a minimum of 6 hours of training with a registered training organisation, and spends the remainder of the week undertaking normal studies at school.
  • Allow for visits from Gforce and the registered training organisation to assess trainee performance.
  • Sign off on the trainee’s weekly timesheets.
  • Provide a safe workplace.

Qualifications on offer

  • Health Services Assistance
  • Community Services Work
  • Patisserie (Hospitality)
  • Companion Animal Services

To receive a Host Employer Information Pack, simply email

Or, for more information call one of our Consultants today on 1800 289 675.

Gforce in the Community

Gforce has contributed over $4 million to local community projects and is committed to adding value to its regions with local and social conscious. Not only do we provide financial support but we also encourage our staff to be involved in community service delivery.

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