Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs)

Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) enable students to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship from year 10.

What is an Australian School Based Apprenticeship?

From year 10 students can undertake an ASBA and:
  • continue to attend school and study for their SACE 
  • count VET-related study, training and placements toward their SACE
  • work towards a nationally recognised vocational training qualification through a registered training organisation while undertake paid part-time work (training provided by The MTA Group Training Scheme Inc (RTO 2293), TAFE SA (RTO 41026), VTECH Automotive Training (RTO 40175) and Marcellin Technical College (training as Catholic Church Endowment Society Trading, RTO 40354)).
  • continue their apprenticeship or traineeship after they have left school, either part-time or full-time.

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To enquire about MTA's school based apprenticeships email us at or call 08 8241 0522.