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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships that are not integrated into a learning program

Where a proposed apprenticeship or traineeship cannot be undertaken as an SBAT, the employment and training arrangement may continue to proceed under the training contract with confirmation that the student is ‘part-time attending school’.

‘Part-time attending school’ arrangements for apprenticeships and traineeships differ from school-endorsed SBATs as:

  • the training and employment are outside the school timetable
  • the school does not endorse the training plan

Where this is the case, there is no funding support provided to the RTO either through the Victorian Training Guarantee or through school funding to subsidise training. The school or RTO should advise the student and their parent/guardian that they will be required to pay additional fees or enter a fee-for-service arrangement with the RTO, through which they will be responsible for all fees related to the training component of the part-time apprenticeship or traineeship.

Chapter in the Guidelines for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships on the process for when an apprenticeship is not a school-endorsed SBAT because it is not integrated into a learning program

Reviewed 26 May 2020

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