CONNECT has been supporting Indigenous young people in school-based traineeships since 2009, first as part of the Aboriginal Community Pharmacy Program in partnership with the University Centre for Rural Health and TAFE NSW, then through the Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Project, and currently through the Indigenous School-based Traineeship Program. During that time we have supported more than 90 Indigenous young people to obtain a school-based traineeship; successfully navigate completion of employment, training, and Year 12; and transition to sustainable post-school employment.


The Indigenous School-based Traneeship Program is designed to support students into viable career pathways. Students may undertake a School-based Traineeship during Year 11 and 12 or participate in part-time work while they’re still at school. 

What CONNECT will do to support you:

  • Provide work-readiness workshops and support to prepare you for work
  • Identify part-time employment, Traineeship or Apprenticeship opportunities with a local     employer
  • Support you to balance work, TAFE, and keeping up with school assignments (for part-          time employment or School-based Traineeships)
  • Provide ongoing mentoring to address any issues which may create obstacles for your          successful engagement with employment and training