SBAT: School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship
What is a School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT)?
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships offer pathways towards exciting and rewarding careers in a range of fields. AGA SBAT programs provide students with workplace training and skills development, plus a part-time income, while also enabling them to complete their schooling.
The SBAT program is for students aged 15 or older who wish to incorporate a VET Certificate II Qualification with their VCE or VCAL studies.
Students who participate in the SBAT program earn a salary while learning key skills on-the-job — and can transition from their SBAT program straight into an apprenticeship or traineeship when they finish their schooling.
- Attend one day of work per week
- Attend one day of structured training per week
- Attend secondary school three days per week
- Learn on the job with industry professionals
- Earn a weekly wage
- Full training provided
- Limited places available
The application process
Every student must submit a professional application to be considered for this program. Preparing a cover letter and resúme gives students the opportunity to present themselves professionally and highlight why they believe they are suited to the program.
Students will gain valuable job-seeking skills going through this process which also assists AGA to match students to host employers.
Learn more about our SBAT courses below.
Tips for writing strong cover letters
- Should summarise the key strengths presented in the student’s resúme
- Needs to address the requirements of the job being applied for
- Can include additional information that is not on the resúme — but make sure it’s relevant to the job
- Ideally keep it to one page long, or two pages at the most
- Keep it brief and to the point — don’t waffle