School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) are available to school students in Year 10 or the beginning of Year 11 and combine 1 day per week of training and 1 day per week on-the-job.
By 31 December of the HSC school year, SBATs must have worked a minimum of 130 days. These work days can include more than one day per week during school holidays.
An automotive SBAT employed under the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 is only paid for work on-the-job at 125% of the rate for a full time apprentice. Time in training, is unpaid. This equates to the same rate as a full time apprentice.
SBATs make a greater commitment to their Apprenticeship/Traineeship - It’s part of their schooling.
Employers have an opportunity to develop younger apprentices into the type of employee they are looking for.
An SBAT can work more days in peak periods.
The regular work day can cover your other apprentices when they are training.