School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

SBATs are an excellent way for students to get a head start in their career while still at school.

Warwick’s story (Carpentry)

Listen to Warwick’s story about starting his career in carpentry through a school based apprenticeship.

Caitlin’s story (Nursing)

Hear from Caitlin who started her career in Nursing through a school based traineeship.

Eylish’s story (Learning Support Assistant)

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.

For Students and Parents

For Employers

Information and Guidelines for Schools

Contact: Alan McPherson
School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Coordinator