2024 Northern Applied Learning and SBAT Network

The Northern Applied Learning and SBAT Network is dedicated to facilitating and enhancing the delivery of Applied Learning and School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) within the Northern region of Melbourne.

It is facilitated by the three LLENs from the Northern region (Banyule Nillumbik LLEN, Hume Whittlesea LLEN and Inner Northern LLEN), to bring together stakeholders who support the development and delivery of Vocational Education in Melbourne’s north. This includes Secondary Schools, Further Education Providers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Group Training Organisations (GTOs), Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers (AASNs), Employment Services and other local SBAT providers.



The Network's objectives are to:

  • Establish a professional platform for Applied Learning and SBAT providers to network, access resources, and exchange best practices.
  • Conduct up to four professional development sessions annually, tailored to the needs of Network members.
  • Support Applied Learning and SBAT providers in adapting to the Senior Secondary Reforms.
  • Promote the successful delivery of SBATs within schools in Melbourne’s north, enhancing the capacity of schools to offer quality SBATs for local young people.


Members are committed to supporting the Network’s goals, sharing experiences, working collaboratively, and advocating for the quality provision of applied learning. Through regular meetings and engagement, the Network strives to create a robust environment for professional growth and the advancement of SBAT opportunities in the region.