Who is eligible to undertake an SBAT?
School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeships (SBATs) are open to students who are:
- at least 15 years of age
- enrolled in either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) including the VCE Vocational Major, or the Victorian Pathways Certificate
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident**
**In certain cases, select non-citizens holding a Bridging Visa E, Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa may be eligible to undertake a VTG subsidised SBAT.
To be eligible to enrol with a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO), a non-citizen must be formally referred to the RTO by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) or the Australian Red Cross (ARC). To be eligible to enrol with a TAFE Institute or a Learn Local RTO, they must hold a valid referral form from the ASRC or the ARC or an appropriate visa verified by the TAFE Institute or Learn Local RTO using the VEVO system.
Reviewed 17 March 2023