Employing a School-based Apprentice or Trainee

A fresh approach to entry level recruitment

Some of the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Qualifications available through our schools are:

  • Automotive
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Business Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Construction
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Entertainment
  • Electrotechnology
  • Fitness
  • Furniture Making
  • Hairdressing
  • Health Services Assistance
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Media
  • Metal/Engineering
  • Retail Services

What is a School -Based Apprentice/ Trainee (SBAT)?

SBATs spend one to two days per week undertaking paid part-time work in Years 11 and 12, with additional days worked during the school holidays. Depending on the qualification, they must work a minimum of 100 days (Plumbing and Electrotechnology 180 days, Carpentry 144 days, Automotive 130 days, all others 100 days over two years). They complete a traineeship qualification or the first year of their apprenticeship by the end of Year 12.

When at school students study a HSC program customised to their vocational goals. This is combined with formal Certificate II or Certificate III level training in our TTCs.

Upon successfully completing Year 12, students are awarded the HSC and their training qualification.

What you can expect

  • Motivated students learning in state-of-the-art facilities
  • The opportunity to interview and trial a student prior to employing
  • Work days to suit your business
  • Employer incentives of up to $5,500 over the two years
  • Ongoing support and mentoring provided by the TTC
  • At the conclusion of Year 12, a well-trained staff member familiar with your business.

Your responsibility as employer

  • Provide a safe working environment for your school-based apprentice or trainee
  • Provide an induction and orientation program
  • Provide the opportunity for the student to acquire skills and knowledge in their vocation or trade.

How do I employ a School -Based Apprentice or Trainee (SBAT)?

  • Contact the SBAT Co-ordinator Alan McPherson on 9568 8431 or 0407 979 917 to start the process.
  • Arrange an interview or trial for the student
  • If the student is successful, engage an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) to complete contract paperwork (we can assist in putting yo
  • in contact with one)
  • The AAC will also advise on government subsidies
  • Ongoing support and mentoring will be provided by the Trade Training Centre
  • Upon completion of Year 12, the student can become a full-time employee of your business.