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School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) enable school students the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification while studying for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

You gain valuable work skills and experience while you are getting paid. You work on the job site for approximately one day each week, during Year 11 and Year 12.

For the remainder of the week, you will be completing the formal apprenticeship or traineeship training and your HSC subjects.

See Australian Apprenticeships for more information on Australian School-based Apprenticeships.

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships in NSW, has more information on school-based apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW.

Certificate II Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) allows you to:

  • Gain practical, work-related skills
  • Complete units that count towards your Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Start or complete a nationally recognised qualification while still at school

When you finish your TVET course you’ll receive a nationally accredited qualification or Statement of Attainment.

Most TVET courses articulate into further studies.

Certificate II courses related to building and construction include Construction or Construction Pathways. Talk to your careers adviser to find out if your school offers these courses.