VET and SBAT

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Year 11 and 12 students may elect to undertake a School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) program in their VCAL Foundation Program.

SBAT is a vocational education and work training program in the senior secondary program. Students learn in a work environment and gain hands-on experience, skills and knowledge in an industry.

Within the SBAT program, students can complete a VET course to attain a nationally recognised qualification. This supports their pathway planning and can help them to jumpstart their career in a chosen industry.

SBAT and VET Programs.

We have a partnership with National Food Institute (inclusive of National Logistics Institute and National Horticulture Institute) to provide a wide range of SBAT and VET courses for our students.

They are:

  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Food Processing
  • Certificate III in Catering

There are other SBAT and VET courses available through National Food Institute.

SBAT in Horticulture at Berendale School.

Berendale School has a long history of working with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver an SBAT program in Horticulture on the school site.

The topics include:

  • Work health and safety
  • Using hand tools
  • Grow and care for plants
  • Propagation activities
  • Communication and customer service skills

Student learning is supported by both experienced trainers on site.

Students attend this program for 2 days per week and complete the course within a year. At the conclusion of the program, students and their families will be invited to attend an SBAT graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

Expression of Interest

Each SBAT program is structured and delivered differently. We invite you to contact our Senior School Leader for an expression of interest or any inquiries.

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