Southern Cross CAtholic Vocational College Burwood ApprenticeshipsSchool-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) are available to students enrolled at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College Burwood. Students doing a school-based apprenticeship usually combine the final two years of school with paid part-time work. This enables them to complete the first year (in some instances six months) of their apprenticeship trade at the same time as they are completing the HSC.

They then go into the second year as a full time apprentice – usually with the same employer – once they leave school.

All students undertake structured workplace learning to prepare themselves for the workforce.

School-based traineeships are fully completed within the final two years at school, providing students with the HSC, a VET qualification, a Certificate of Proficiency and paid experience in the workplace.

To view Southern Cross College SBAT flyer please click here

For video stories about SBATs go to the My Skills website. These video stories highlight the benefits of SBATs in preparing young people for life beyond school, including further education, training and a rewarding career. SBATs are available in a large range of industries. To find out which ones, go to the NSW Education website.

These SBATs involve:

  • Paid part-time work
  • On and off the job training
  • Indenture or contract signed by all parties and lodged with the government
  • SBA: 2 yrs part-time (HSC) then 2-3 yrs full time
  • SBT: 2 yrs part-time (HSC).

For more information you can visit Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website or please contact the Industry Partnerships Coordinator at the college, Ms Jameison.