Australian School-based Apprenticeships offer invaluable opportunities
With significant sporting achievements in rugby league and swimming, the chance to complete a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation while still attending school suited Nicholas Muir’s career aspirations.
He accepted the opportunity to undertake an Australian School-based Apprenticeship at Marymount Primary School, beginning a direct pathway towards embarking on a teaching degree.
Since starting his traineeship, Nicholas has worked in the school swimming program, helping refine his teaching skills and cement his position as a role model encouraging leadership and good sportsmanship.
Nicholas is also a peer mentor to younger Aboriginal students in his school community.
Experiencing fitness teaching before commencing his degree is helping Nicholas reinforce his future employment goal.
He believes Australian School-based Apprenticeships offer an invaluable opportunity to try out an industry while still deciding on a career pathway and would encourage his peers to undertake one if they had the chance.
Nicholas was recognised for his outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2016 Australian Training Awards where he was a finalist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in his home state of Queensland.