SBATs are an excellent way for students to get a head start in their career while still at school.
Listen to Warwick’s story about starting his career in carpentry through a school based apprenticeship.
Hear from Caitlin who started her career in Nursing through a school based traineeship.
Eylish Perrycompleted a school based traineeship in disability support and now follows her passion working as a learning support assistant.
Students doing a school-based apprenticeship usually combine the final 2 years of school with paid part-time work. This enables them to finish the first year of their trade whilst completing the HSC. They then go into the second year full time – usually with the same employer – once they leave school.
School-based traineeships are fully completed within the final 2 years at school, providing students with the HSC, a VET qualification, a Certificate of Proficiency and paid experience in the workplace.
SBATs are available in a large range of industries. To find out which ones, go the the NSW Government Department of Education SBATs in NSW website.
Contact: Alan McPherson
School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Coordinator