Types of SBATs

There are two types of SBAT arrangements:

Type A

  • 'off the job’ training, requiring at least 13 hours a week (7 hours of paid employment and 6 hours of training) over 3 periods of 4 months in each year of the program

Type B

  • ‘workplace-based’ training where the student undertakes a minimum of 13 hours of paid employment a week
  • at or above Certificate III level, the student is withdrawn from normal work duties for at least 1 hour a week to undertake structured training. This 1-hour minimum is averaged over a 4-week cycle
Chapter in the Guidelines for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships explaining the two types of SBAT arrangements

Reviewed 26 May 2020

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