The Education ACT 2016 has new education and training requirements for Year 10 students that include: 

Young people can leave education and training when they  

  • Finish Year 12, or 
  • Receive a Certificate III, or 
  • Reach the new minimum leaving age of 18 

After Year 10, students have a wide range of options to meet the requirements to stay in education and training, including enrolling in a Vet program and/or choose a university pathway.  The biggest and more supportive avenue that students are choosing is signing up to a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. 

Marist Regional College is working hard to support students in career pathways that are authentic and staying involved in education and training throughout senior college years. 

Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeship are offered to students in Years 11 and/or 12 to give students a head start in a career – earning, while learning.  There has been an incredibly large volume of signups this term, which is amazing for students and employers too. The focus is on supporting students to complete their Tasmanian Certificate of Education and employers who value education as the forefront of a student’s career contributes to the overall success.  

This week, two more contracts have been approved, signed and businesses are keen to train and guide our students into exploring and gaining skills about the professional career they have chosen. Finn Peach has a desire to work in the Fitness arena and Healthglo are on board to train Finn in many different areas of health and fitness. Kezia’s natural talents and interest in construction prompted CKM Building to willingly sign her up to a Construction apprenticeship. 

Miss Jen Reeves 

VET Coordinator 

Australian School-based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Facilitator