School Based Apprenticeship Traineeships (SbAT’s) are work based programs for students that combine paid part-time work and formal industry related training whilst they are completing a senior secondary certificate. Although they vary from one industry to another, a typical SbAT will involve:
Other SbAT’s such as Manufacturing and Financial Services are available, but need to be negotiated with the Australian Apprenticeships Centre and the school.
The Jayco “Manufactured Futures” Program has been developed to identify young industry leaders of the future and address the skill shortages that exist within the manufacturing industry. Completion of this two year program will provide students with a Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing (RVM) and a potential full time apprenticeship with Jayco.
The South East LLEN in partnership with the three local Councils (City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire) is offering SbAT’s in Business to a total of 14 young people in the South East region.
The “Kick Start Your Way into a Career in Council” program of 2 years duration will enable students in Year 11 (2010) to not only gain hands on experience, but will also provide young people with a Certificate III in Business.
The “Bendigo Bank Goes ASBA” program was developed by the South East LLEN in partnership with Bendigo Bank to provide young people in the region with an opportunity to gain experience and a potential pathway in Financial Services.
The program commenced in 2008 and in 2009 was rolled out state wide to include the Bayside and Peninsula regions. The Bendigo Bank program will be rolled out nationally in 2011 with the recruitment process commencing in 2010.