School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)


AISNSW supports and encourages School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) as they provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC). SBATs provide the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time to enhance employability skills that are transferable across many industries.

Some SBATs can also contribute to an ATAR.

SBATs are available in a large range of industries from Aeroskills, Agriculture, Beekeeping, Carpentry, Early Childhood, Engineering, Health, Fashion, Plumbing, Retail and Transport and Logistics to name a few. To find out more, go to the NSW Government Department of Education SBATs in NSW website.

Carol Amorim
Education Consultant: VET

Hear from Students, Parents and Employers

St Philip's Christian College, Waratah


During National Skills week in 2021, a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Podcast series was recorded. Hear from current SBAT students and parents about the value of doing a SBATs.

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Share your SBAT experience with us and a member of the AISNSW VET team will be in contact.

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SkillsOne provides detailed information about trades, has thousands of videos and personal stories  about career opportunities, job satisfaction, acquired skills and knowledge.

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Interested in being a SBAT employer, register here and a member of the AISNSW VET team will be in contact.

Register Now - Introduction to School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

This one-hour self paced learning module is designed to support schools in setting up an SBAT.
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Finding an Employer

Finding an employer for an SBAT at times can involve many people and organisations. Some organisations that have supported SBATs are: