School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) are an excellent way for students to get a head start in their careers while still at school.
Students doing a school-based apprenticeship usually combine the final two 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 two years at school, providing students with the HSC, a VET qualification, a Certificate of Proficiency and paid experience in the workplace.
Students who take on a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship are motivated young people who don’t just want to plan their future career; they want to experience it now. It’s very important that you think about how you can manage your SBAT by considering the following:
If you answered YES to the questions above, an SBAT may be a great option for you. Check out the SkillsOne videos highlighting the School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program in NSW.