SBAT resources

Student work record books, promotional brochures, videos, and useful websites for school based apprenticeships and traineeships.

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A guide to duty of care responsibilities for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW Government Schools

School based apprenticeships and traineeships operate over an extended period of time (normally 2 years).

Each requires preparation before commencement and ongoing monitoring and management.

The Duty of Care process includes information and documentation for each stage of the school based apprenticeship and traineeship.

School principals and the NSW Department of Education & Training staff have specific duty of care responsibilities for their students.


These responsibilities include:

  • minimising potential risk to students in SBATs in relation to child protection, workplace safety and supervision in the workplace
  • monitoring the progress, safety and welfare of students in SBATs
  • using the notifications process to ensure follow-up of incidents concerning school based apprentices or trainees.

For further information please contact Senior Pathways on 9244 5635 or seniorpathways@det.nsw.edu.au

Duty of care requirements for school based traineeships in Primary Industries

School based traineeships in Primary Industries provide entry level occupational outcomes in agriculture.

Job roles include assistant animal attendant or stockperson, assistant farm or station hand, assistant farm or station worker and assistant farm or station labourer.

It is recognised that interaction with equipment and animals whilst undertaking farming duties may pose risk for students, particularly where experience is limited.

Please refer to the following documents for duty of care advice and process:

Work Record Book - Year 10

The Year 10 Work Record Book provides evidence of attendance at the workplace. Apprentices / trainees and their employers are required to sign the book at the completion of each shift or week. School are required to monitor and verify activity.

Download the Work Record Book - Year 10External link

Work Record Book - Year 11

The Year 11 Work Record Book provides evidence of attendance at the workplace. Apprentices/trainees and their employers are required to sign the book at the completion of each shift or week. Schools are required to monitor and verify activity.

Download the Work Record Book - Year 11External link

Work Record Book - Year 12

The Year 12 Work Record Book provides evidence of attendance at the workplace. Apprentices/trainees and their employers are required to sign the book at the completion of each shift or week. Schools are required to monitor and verify activity.

Download the Work Record Book - Year 12

Students Learn to Work - Flyer

A simple information flyer about school based apprenticeships and traineeships for students. Includes contact information for Training Services NSW Regional Centres and the NSW Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers.

Download the Students Learn to Work flyerExternal link

Students Learn to Work - Brochure

Information for students about school based apprenticeships and traineeships. The booklet covers; how SBATs work, how to get started and frequently asked questions.

Download the Students Learn to Work brochureExternal link

Employers Take on Tomorrow - Brochure

Information for employers about school based apprenticeships and traineeships. The booklet covers; the benefits, responsibilities, process, incentives and expression of interest form.

Download the Employers Take on Tomorrow brochureExternal link

Employers Take on Tomorrow - Flyer

A simple information flyer about school based apprenticeships and traineeships for employers. Includes contact information for Training Services NSW Regional Centres and the NSW Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers.

Download the Employers Take on Tomorrow flyerExternal link

Helpful external links

SkillsOne Future SkillsExternal link

Watch school based apprentices and trainees discuss their experiences with the SBAT in NSW program.

Training Services NSW YouTube ChannelExternal link

Watch apprentices and trainees provide advice about their careers and their apprenticeships and their traineeships experiences.

My Future

A website to help you explore career options, plan career pathways and manage work transitions.
www.myfuture.edu.auExternal link

Smart & Skilled Job Guides

For information about jobs, the qualifications and industries, scroll through the list of Job Guides developed by the NSW Department of Industry.
www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students/job-guidesExternal link

Training Services NSW

Training Services NSW in the NSW Department of Industry is responsible for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in NSW.
www.training.nsw.gov.auExternal link

Apprenticeships and Traineeships Publications and Forms

Access important forms and documents which support apprenticeships and traineeships.
www.training.nsw.gov.au/forms_documents/index.htmlExternal link

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Website

This website provides apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources for Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) providers, Registered Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations, jobactive Employment Services Providers and other service providers and stakeholders.
www.aatinfo.com.au/HomeExternal link

AATinfo Quizzes

Do practice aptitude quizzes to find out what you need to know to get into an apprenticeship or traineeship you are interested in.
www.aatinfo.com.au/Career-Resources/Industry-Career-Information---QuizzesExternal link

National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN)

The National Apprentice Employment Network is Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees.
www.apprenticetrainee.com.au

Business reporting

The intended purpose of these reports is to quantify NSW apprenticeship and traineeship contract approvals, completions and in training, as well as funded training activity. There are a number of factors that influence apprenticeships, traineeships and funded training and this data should not be considered in isolation or without due consideration for the broader VET environment.

NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship Approvals - School Based

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