Start your apprenticeship or traineeship while you're at secondary school!

Get a head start into the career of your choice while you complete your VCE or VCAL. An SBAT will give you the option of combining part-time employment and training with your schooling. In order to undertake an SBAT you will need an employer just like when you do a full apprenticeship. Your SBAT will also become an integral part of your secondary school education so you will need to get your training plan approved by your school as well as the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). With an SBAT you will complete the first year of your apprenticeship over two years.

The vocational training components of your SBAT will also give you credits towards your VCE or VCAL certificate .So once you finish secondary school, you will be able to move into a full-time apprenticeship with your employer or take your studies further at TAFE or university.

How SBATs work!

An SBAT gives you the option of combining part-time employment, secondary school and training!

VCE/VCAL

By doing an SBAT while allow you to start an apprenticeship or do a traineeship together with your VCE or VCAL.

On and off-the-job training

As a school based apprentice you will work part-time and start the first stage of your apprenticeship training while you do VCE or VCAL. As a school based trainee you will work part-time and complete your traineeship by the end of your VCE/VCAL.

Part-time work