School Based Apprenticeships

What is a School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT)?

An SBAT offers students the option of combining VCE or VCAL with part-time employment and training. The Gordon offers more than 35 qualifications that can be studied by school-based apprentices or trainees.

How does it work?

To be an apprentice or trainee, you must first find a business to employ you.
Then a training contract needs to be signed by your school and formally lodged with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN).
Once employed, the apprenticeship or traineeship is undertaken with an employer, and with a Training Contract in place. Regular school attendance is combined with a minimum of one day a week of employment and/or structured training, leading to a Nationally Recognised qualification.

What are the benefits?

By undertaking an SBAT while completing a senior secondary certificate, you may:

  • incorporate vocational training into your senior secondary schooling
  • gain credit towards your VCE
  • or VCAL certificate
  • gain valuable skills and
  • on-the-job experience
  • complete VCE or VCAL while
  • following the career or study
  • pathway of your choice
  • get a head-start on your career
  • earn money.

Guaranteed pathways

SBATs are open to students who are:

  • at least 15 years of age
  • enrolled in either the VCE or VCAL, and
  • Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Find out more information about SBAT.

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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