Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeships or traineeships) may be full-time, part-time or school-based.

At Ranges TEC our timetable supports Year 11 and 12 students to accept School-based apprenticeships. A school-based apprenticeship allows a student to complete both their VCAL and Certificate II pre-apprenticeship level qualification while gaining on-the-job experience in their chosen field, for which they are paid.

The program is undertaken under a training contract with an employer, has a training plan signed by the school and formally registered with Skills Victoria and leads to a nationally recognised qualification. It also includes paid work under some form of industrial agreement that endorses part-time apprenticeships, such as a Federal Industrial Award, Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA) or Collective Agreement.

Many school based apprentices and trainees move on to a full-time contract with their employer after leaving school, while others choose to continue their education and training at a Registered Training Organisation or university.

There are incentives paid to an Employer who takes on a School-based apprentice

Students undertaking a School-based apprenticeship undertake a minimum of 13 hours/week on the job and in training per week. i.e. A Ranges TEC student completing a SBAT undertakes 1 day on the job + 1 day in training at Ranges TEC per week. A student completing a SBAT is not required to undertake work experience but may use work experience weeks to work additional hours with their employer.


Steps involved…

1) Find an Employer who is willing to offer you a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT)

2) Speak with Director and provide the contact details of the Employer willing to take you on as a SBAT.

3) Director will then liaise with a local Apprenticship Centre, to organise a meeting to discuss and sign a National Training Contract.

4) Ranges TEC prepares the Training Plan.