What is an SBAT?
A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT) offers students the option of combining their senior secondary education with part-time employment and skills training. The program is undertaken under a formal training contract with an employer and has a training plan registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). The training must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, as determined by the VRQA.
An SBAT is an integral part of the student’s senior secondary program and study timetable. Regular school attendance is combined with a minimum of 1 timetabled day a week of employment and/or structured training. The student’s work and training should last at least 13 hours a week on average over each 4-month period — comprising 7 hours of employment and 6 hours of training.
Apprenticeship versus traineeship — what’s the difference?
Generally, an apprenticeship provides training in a skilled trade, while a traineeship provides training in a vocational area.
Reviewed 26 May 2020