VETis & SBAT

What is VETiS?

Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS) is a pathway developed for VCE learners to study a qualification with an employment outcome. VCE learners will complete high school with a nationally recognised qualification, exposure, and experience in their chosen field and credit towards their VCE results. VETiS is a great pathway to further study into higher-level qualifications. VETiS programs will also give learners skills and knowledge to launch into the workforce after school.

What is an SBAT?

A school Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) is a great way to integrate secondary school, and part-time paid employment and vocational training. Learners enrol into a nationally recognised certificate program that requires them to also work in a paid position in the industry they are studying. The SBAT program is undertaken with a Training Contract between the student and an employer in the chosen field.

Learners can begin their SBAT program in years 10-12 and during your VCE or VCAL. Learners are paid for their hours worked as part of the SBAT program and, upon completion, receive valuable industry-relevant experience and credit towards VCAL and/or VCE.

Advantages of completing VETiS

  • Can enhance your ATAR to assist in entering in a desired higher-level qualification
  • A nationally recognised VET certificate
  • Excellent preparation for working in your industry of choice
  • Industry-relevant work experience
  • Pathways into other VET qualifications

     Advantages of SBATs

  • Incorporates schooling, vocational training, and work
  • Can enhance your ATAR to assist in entering in a desired higher-level qualification
  • Earn money
  • Have a part-time job in your chosen field
  • Credit towards VCE/VCAL

How do you qualify to complete VETiS courses?

  • Australian or NZ Citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • Must be enrolled in VCE or VCAL
  • At least 15 years of age

Traineeship Requirements

  • An employer agrees to employ and support the student for the term of the traineeship period
  • The student agrees to follow instructions and attend off-the-job and/or workplace-based training
  • If the ownership of the business changes during the traineeship, the new employer does not have to continue with the Training Contract
  • Under a Traineeship, both the student and the employer can cancel the Training Contract. There is no need for a mutual agreement.
  • Once the probationary period has been completed, the Training
  • The contract can only be cancelled if the employer and student agree.
  • Any disagreement regarding the Training Contract can be resolved by contacting the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Scored Assessment

Learners undertaking an SBAT would typically not undertake scored assessment in their SBAT qualification. Contribution towards the ATAR would be because of the student achieving a Unit 3 and 4 sequence from their SBAT, which may provide a 10 percent, 5th, and 6th study increment.

Learners wishing to access a study score from their SBAT qualification would need to complete units 3, and 4 from the VCE VET scored program as a separate enrolment to their SBAT.