in Years 11 and 12 are eligible to undertake SBATs throughout Senior. SBATs
offer students the opportunity to remain studying at school while undertaking
employment and formal training. Students interested in pursuing this
opportunity should note that the prerequisites required for TAFE and external
training courses also apply to entering into a SBAT.
signed into SBATs are required to miss one day of school per week for
work/training, and often undertake their formal training blocks during after
school sessions or as block training during school holidays. SBATs should
only be considered where a student intends to continue on that vocational
pathway upon the completion of their schooling, and after due consideration of
the impact that completing an SBAT will have on their school studies. We do
not recommend students who are ATAR-eligible undertake an SBAT.
While the school is
unable to create or find SBAT opportunities for students, we will work with
students to set it up if they find an opportunity themselves. For example, you
may know someone who works in industry, or perhaps your current part time
employer is prepared to take you on as a trainee/apprentice. Discuss this with
the Senior Schooling Personnel if this happens so we can help get things
started for you.
Students interested in
pursuing training in a specific industry are urged to collect an Expression of
Interest form from the Senior Schooling personnel. The information you provide
will allow us to identify any specific opportunities that become available (we
receive updates from companies that are advertising SBAT opportunities) that
may suit you. Due to the changing nature of the workforce, there is no
way to guarantee that specific industries will be looking for SBATs, but submitting
a completed EOI to us will allow us to know what you’re interested in.
Please be aware that
students are NOT permitted to enter into SBATs without the school’s knowledge
AND approval. The Department of Education, Employment and Training will not authorise
a SBAT without the school’s formal consent.
Undertaking an SBAT is a
legal agreement signed by Dakabin SHS, the student and their parent/guardian,
the employer, an Apprenticeship Centre, a Registered Training Organisation and
DETE. As such, SBATs should not be entered into without consideration of the
students SET Plan. More information is available from the Queensland
Government’s apprenticeship information website: www.apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au.