School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)

As a fully enrolled and supported TAS student, the full breadth of opportunities are open for any student to explore SBATs as a pathway through school. All the usual boarding, sporting, leadership, co-curricular and creative arts opportunities are still available to enrolled TAS students who decide to embark on a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeships.

What is SBAT?

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) provide students with a valuable head start that includes hands on skills and industry experience on the way to a nationally recognised qualification along with a Higher School Certificate. There is an experienced Vocational Education Teacher (VET) who is also the student’s work day point of contact to assist in the smooth running and administration of every student’s SBAT.

What are the benefits of SBAT?

Instead of leaving school and getting a job, it is our belief that a student should stay enrolled and instead consider exploring the SBAT pathway. The benefits include:

  • Staying at school with your friends and graduating with them at the end of Year 12
  • Start earning your own money
  • Gain nationally recognised training as springboard for your career
  • Gain employability skills

What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship at school involves an agreement between the trainee and employer for the duration of Years 11 and 12 while also studying for the HSC. Traineeships also cover industries that may not require a trade certificate. An Apprenticeship commenced at school extends this agreement beyond Year 12 with the employer and a suitable training organisation agreeable to all parties. Complete trade qualifications may then be achieved within five years of commencement.

What Apprenticeships are supported at TAS?

School based Apprentices and Trainees study endorsed vocational framework courses. At TAS the SBAT courses delivered on site include Automotive, Metals and Engineering, and Agriculture which is often aligned with Stock and Station.

School Based Apprentices and trainees (SBATs) are typically required to complete 130 days (depending on the framework) of paid employment during Years 11 and 12. Students currently work Mondays and Wednesdays with their employer and are at school for the balance of the week.

For more information

Have a look at our detailed handbook or if you want to talk to someone about the program, email our VET Advisor Mr David Slade on [email protected]