What are School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT’s)

A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognized throughout Australia and done as part of latter secondary schooling (Year 10, 11 & 12) which combines accredited apprenticeship / traineeship training and part time paid work, allowing the completion of 1st year apprenticeship TAFE training and work time over a 2 year period while completing secondary school.

Taking on a School Based Apprentice or Trainee

With the ATEP employment service you get all the advantages of employing a secondary student 1 or 2 days a week without having to take on all the “legal employer” responsibilities including costly advertising, lengthy recruitment processes and hassle of ongoing employment related paperwork, coordination of TAFE training and payroll / work cover claim administration.

ATEP employs apprentices and trainees and then places them with you for as long as you need them. We take care of everything, from the weekly payment of wages, allowances, taxes, superannuation, workers compensation, TAFE enrolments, personal protective equipment, to ongoing performance management, OH&S assistance and coordination of dismissal procedures.

As ATEP is the legal employer of the apprentice/trainee our after placement services are available throughout the duration of the Australian Apprenticeship or Host Employer placement.

Benefits of Employing a School Based Apprentice or Trainee

  • Opportunity to find and mould the right young person for your business long term.
  • Remove the need to advertise, recruit and employ additional apprentices from scratch.
  • Build your base entry level workforce without having to commit to the cost of full time positions.
  • Giving a young person from the community a “head start” in their chosen trade / industry.

Who can use the ATEP School Based Apprentice/Trainee Services

Any business can use ATEP to employ their apprentices or trainees as we are active in just about every industry – Automotive, Building and Construction, Business Services, Tourism to name just a few.

Our comprehensive service just leaves you to get on with the job of running your business whilst providing the SBAT with a supervised and safe working and training environment and pay your fortnightly ATEP invoice.

ATEP are Australian Apprenticeship Specialists providing the most comprehensive and cost effective way to take on Apprentices!