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School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

Now is the time for students in Year 10 to get the ball rolling if they want to undertake an SBAT during Years 11 and 12!

A few points on SBATs:

-       SBATs are available to students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

-       SBATs contribute units as one of the HSC subjects and some can count towards the ATAR.

-       Students work a minimum of 100-180 days of paid work before the end of their HSC year, depending on the qualification. This is usually one day per week plus some of the school holidays.

-       Students complete a nationally recognised training qualification (Certificate II or III) before the end of their HSC. This can be in the form of face-to-face learning at TAFE or another RTO, online learning, flexible delivery or via the school’s VET program, depending on the qualification.

-       School-based trainees complete their traineeship at the completion of the HSC.

-       School-based apprentices complete Stage 1 of their apprenticeship at the completion of the HSC, ready to vary into full-time work as a second-year apprentice after Year 12.

-       SBAT opportunities are available across a wide range of industries.

What to do next:

-       Talk to the people listed below for more information and career advice.

-       Undertake work experience to test out the job before you commit.

-       Find yourself an employer who is interested to employ you part-time for the next 2 years.

For more information:

-       Talk to your Careers Advisor

-       Talk to Jacinta Gorton, SBAT Engagement Officer on 0460 031 947 or

-       Visit for more information