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What is a School-Based Traineeship?

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) allow students to train and get paid work while completing a Certificate II in Automotive, while studying VCE or VCAL. SBAT’s provide direct credits for Certificate III (Full-time apprenticeship) studies.

Students undertaking an SBAT will generally work with host employers for 1 or 2 days a week (including school holidays), and on the remaining days study for VCE or VCAL.

SBAT’s generally take two years to complete part-time, during years 10, 11, 12.  Studies within an SBAT contribute to a students senior school results.  Students are signed up under a Commonwealth Training Contract.

Why do a School-Based Traineeship?

School-based Part-time Traineeships allow high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to train while being paid as part of Certificate II Automotive.  Benefits of doing a School-based traineeship include:

  • VCAL or VCE and Certificate II in Automotive qualifications gained simultaneously
  • Paid part-time employment
  • Formal training with a Registered Training Organisation
  • A work history to assist in obtaining employment after leaving school
  • Opportunity to up-skill to a full trade (Certificate III) qualification
  • Time completed through the traineeship is credited towards a full-time apprenticeship