- School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs)
- Structured Workplace Learning (for VET/VCAL) &
- Work Experience
- Doing a placement will improve your employment and career opportunities across a range of industries.
- Provides an opportunity to develop Job Specific Skills & Employability Skills, which are useful in any workplace.
- Allows you to demonstrate what you have learned in school/TAFE.
- May give you credit at school (e.g. VCAL WRS).
- Provides an opportunity to explore your career options.
- Expands your network of potential employers for the future.
- Work Experience is the short term placement of students with employers, to provide insights into the workplace and industry.
- SWL is on-the-job training during which a student is expected to demonstrate a set of skills or competencies related to their VCE, VET or VCAL course.
- SWL is usually a minimum of 10 days, either in a block or weekly placement.
- School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships.
- SBATs enable young people to gain a vocational qualification while completing their secondary school studies (VCE/VCAL).
- SBATs combine school, paid part-time work and structured training (with a TAFE or training provider).
- Students spend a minimum of 7 hours per week in employment (one day school release), and another 6 hours per week in structured training.
- Requires a formal Apprenticeship Contract & Training Plan
The Training Contract must be signed by:
- Parent/Guardian (if you are U18), School, Employer, TAFE/Training Provider.
This is organised by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC).
- Your employer will be entitled to incentive payments, organised through the AAC.
- Trainees may be entitled to ‘Tools For Your Trade’ Payment Initiative, in some industries.
- You will get credit for your VCE/VCAL.
In the Northern Suburbs, there are Skills Shortages in:
* HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES
* TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION
* BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
* BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
- Recognised Skills Shortage Industries are where the jobs are now and in the future.
- Think beyond your current experience and explore opportunities in Skills Shortage Industries.
- Sign in to the SWL Statewide Portal.
- Search and apply for placements in your area of interest.
- Use your networks & approach Employers.
- Prepare by researching the industry and employer.
- Put yourself in the employer’s shoes and ‘sell yourself’.
- Practice your ‘spiel’.