School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Smart and Skilled Training - School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW. They allow students to commence an apprenticeship or commence and complete a traineeship while at school.

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combines paid work, training and school and as well as an industry recognised national qualification you will gain credit towards the HSC.

Some apprenticeships and traineeships can contribute towards the ATAR.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to receive subsidised training under the SBAT Program, a student must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be studying in years 10, 11, or 12.
  • Undertake a qualification listed on the NSW Skills List as an apprenticeship or traineeship qualification
  • Be an approved or registered School Based Apprentice or School Based Trainee in NSW at the time of commencing the qualification

Have the qualification shown on their Training Contract

Lead College is approved to deliver the following qualifications under the Smart and Skilled School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT) Program:

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Activity Period 01/07/2024 – 30/06/2025

Qualification Name

National Code

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying


Certificate III in Carpentry


Certificate III in Commercial Cookery


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Certificate III in Individual Support


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Delivery Regions in NSW:
  • Capital Region
  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Coffs Harbour – Grafton
  • Far West and Orana
  • Hunter Valley excl Newcastle
  • Illawarra
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murray
  • New England and North West
  • Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
  • Richmond – Tweed
  • Riverina
  • Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven
  • Sydney
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Information on requirements and arrangements for NSW school-based apprenticeships and traineeships is available on the NSW government’s Apprentices and trainees website.

Apprenticeships and traineeships information sheet

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Phone: +61 466 978 505


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