School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) – Fact Sheet

What is a School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship?

A school-based apprenticeship and traineeship is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognized throughout Australia and done as part of your VCE or VCAL which combines accredited training and work experience.

How will it help my Career?

The experience you gain from your school-based apprenticeship or traineeship will be highly regarded by Employers. You will have an insight into the career path of your choice, putting you way ahead of your peers in the job marketplace and giving you essential training and experience before you even finish secondary school.

Why would I do an SBAT?

There are many fabulous reasons to do an SBAT. Firstly it’s a part time job, which gives you an income while you are studying at school. It’s also a way to gain valuable experience in a profession or trade, giving you great career prospects.

Who is eligible to undertake an SBAT?

You need to be:

  •  A student over the age of 15 years
  • An Australian citizen
  • A permanent Australian resident
  • The holder of a permanent Australian visa or
  • The holder of a New Zealand passport who has been resident in Australia for at least 6 months prior to commencing the program

How does an SBAT affect my schooling?

The student will have paid employment for 10 to 15 hours per week and attend school the remaining days.  Students in an apprenticeship will complete block release training throughout the year during school and school holidays.

How do I apply or get more information on SBAT?

All you need to do is apply for a school-based apprenticeship /traineeship with ATEP. There are no pre-requisites; however you must be doing the relevant subjects as part of your course. Speak to your secondary school career advisor or contact us today!

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