Natasha GrantMulti-tasking Mum to three curious and creative children Joshua (16) Holly (15) and Matilda (10)
"Hi, I’m Natasha and a lot has changed in the traditional pathway of study since my time leaving secondary school. With so many diverse options for an apprenticeship and traineeship my children and I are all discovering what a great pathway vocational education can be.
There are many benefits to an apprenticeship or traineeship that will put my child ahead of the game."
A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT) allows senior secondary students to begin their apprenticeship or traineeship in years 10, 11 or 12 as part of their SACE.
SBATs combine paid employment and structured work-related training within the SACE.
SBATs are a pathway to employment in a trade or occupation, self-employment, further training or higher education.
Apprenticeships and traineeships have similar structures and requirements, however they differ in occupations offered, length and Australian Qualified Framework (AQF) certificate levels.
As a school based apprentice or trainee, you will have an employer who will employ and train you on the job, plus you will do some formal off-the-job training with a TAFE SA.
You will attend school part of the week, go to work on some days and attend TAFE SA on other days.
An employer and an apprentice or trainee must agree to a training contract and training plan before training can start. If the apprentice or trainee is under 18, the parent or guardian must also agree.
The training contract is a legally binding document and must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if the apprentice or trainee is under 18. It covers:
The training contract must be lodged with an Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC). The AAC can help with preparing the training contract as well as other paperwork. Find your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.
A training plan is part of the training arrangement and is negotiated between the employer, the apprentice or trainee, and TAFE SA. The training contract cannot be approved until the training plan has been submitted to Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS). The training plan provides:
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