SBAT - School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Geelong High School proudly supports and offers School based Apprenticeships and Traineeship opportunities to our most appropriate and suitable students.
SBAT are an exciting way of a student being able to undertake paid part time work that is officially timetabled into a student’s senior school study program (Ideally suited for our VCAL stream but in some cases can be individually case managed into Year 10 and VCE study programs). Please note: Students must be 15 years of age to be able to undertake SBAT.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 13 hours of paid work and formal training per week averaged over the duration of the SBAT contract. Within this requirement each student usually works 7 to 8 hours per week within their school timetable in addition to completing formal class room training activities that take place with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) normally on Wednesday afternoons.
Students undertake a nationally recognized VET qualification (Usually at a Certificate III level) with this qualification directly contributing to a student’s VCE/VCAL program which can include subject sequence credits and an ATAR score bonus. A completed Certificate III level qualification generally equates to Year 11 –Unit 1/2 and Year 12 Unit 3/4 VCE subject credits.
SBAT can also contribute towards completion of full time apprenticeships/traineeships in addition to providing a student with a direct pathway into an industry sector or individual business workplace .The undertaking/completion of a SBAT can also provide a student with a better chance of gaining a full time apprenticeship/traineeship, as the acquisition of transferable work ready skills are looked upon very favourably by many prospective employers.
SBAT very effectively create opportunities for a student to gain valuable hands on skills and training whilst earning a wage, in addition to acquiring nationally recognised VET qualifications whilst still at school.
There is an ever increasing list of SBAT available to the most appropriate and suitable students that include:-
• Community Activities Programs (Outdoor Recreation)
• Travel & Tourism
• Hospitality / Catering Services
• Community Services/Children’s Services
• Health Services Assistance
• Children’s Services
• Information, Digital Media & Technology
• Companion Animal Services
• Food Processing (Baking)
• Education Support
• Conservation Land Management
• Various Traditional Trades – ( Hairdressing, Building Construction, Cabinet Making, Painting & Decorating, Automotive Services)
Interested parents and students are invited to contact Ms Trudy Cameron on 5225 4100 to arrange a mutually suitable appointment time to meet with Graeme Matheson Geelong High School’s SBAT Co-ordinator to discuss your son/daughter’s future SBAT program options. Alternatively, for more information regarding SBAT, Graeme can be contacted directly on his mobile number or via email as detailed below.
For further information please contact:
Phone: 5225 4134
Mobile: 0419 891 662