School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) and Work Placements

School students can complete an Australian Apprenticeship whilst they are still at school. This is known as an Australian School-based Apprenticeship. The Australian Government aims to create more employment opportunities for Australian Apprentices by providing additional incentives to employers who take on Australian School-based Apprentices. Read  More 

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) and Work Placements. Young Australians can get a head start with their careers by beginning an Australian Apprenticeship while still working towards their senior secondary school certificate. Australian School-based Apprenticeships are a great career option, allowing young Australians to commence training for a vocational qualification and earn a wage while completing their senior secondary certificate. An Australian School-based Apprenticeship is an Australian Apprenticeship which is undertaken part‑time while the Australian Apprentice is at school. An Australian School-based Apprenticeship arrangement combines paid employment as an apprentice or a trainee, off-the-job vocational training and senior secondary school studies. An Australian School-based Apprenticeship provides senior secondary school students with hands-on industry experience, and the ability to work towards or complete a nationally recognised qualification, while they complete their senior school certificate. Download the Australian School-based Apprenticeship fact sheet.

Youth Employment and School Based Apprenticeships

Youth employment
Youth employment

Education, training, apprenticeships and traineeships will be addressed at the Long Term Unemployment Conference as strategies and programs for Youth Employment.

Australian Long Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise. The 2 day conference will feature keynote presentations, 4 streams and workshops on long term unemployment issues.

This conference will address the causes and programs needed to provide opportunities for at risk groups: Disability, Mature Age, Youth, Indigenous and Regional Unemployed.  It will focus on “Building Capability” to create employment in the future with over 50 presentations on research, policy, programs and case studies. For more information about the conference please visit the website