School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
SBAT enables senior high school students to combine paid part-time work and TAFE vocational training with studying for the HSC.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships qualifications are offered in a wide variety of industry areas. For a full list of the many School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships courses available and more information, visit the Department of Education and Training SBAT website
Why should students consider an apprenticeship or traineeship?
- 70% of high school leavers don’t go directly to university
- Over 80,000 young Australians run their own business – many in trade areas.
- About 60% of current occupations require a nationally recognised qualification.
- Around 70% of new jobs in the future will require a Certificate III or higher.
What are the benefits?
- You combine paid work with TAFE vocational training and school
- Your TAFE training counts towards your HSC
- Your TAFE training leads to nationally-recognised AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) qualifications
- Some courses count towards further study post HSC
When can I start a SBAT?
- School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships may commence during Year 10 and up to the beginning of Year 11.
- School Based Traineeships complete by 31 December of the HSC year, whilst School Based Apprenticeships continue into full-time apprenticeship training post HSC, for the term of the apprenticeship.
How do I become a school-based apprentice or trainee?
- Speak with your Careers Adviser at school about this work and study option.
- Contact our SBAT Team on (02) 6768 2039
- Contact the Customer Service Centre on 1800 448 176 (freecall)