School Based Apprenticeships Educational Pathways Pilot Program guidelines

Apprenticeship Support Network Information Bulletin

Aim

To provide greater flexibility and pathway options for Year 11 students by allowing them late access to a school based apprenticeship as part of their HSC.

Pilot Period

Beginning Term 4, Year 11 (12 October 2020) to 30 June 2022.

Target Schools/Students/Vocations

Schools - Public schools in the Ballina and Grafton (North Coast) and Liverpool/ Campbelltown/Cowpasture (South Western Sydney) areas. See the list of participating schools.

Students – Year 11 students wanting to make a late change to their HSC subject selection and undertake a school based apprenticeship.

Vocations – Eleven (11) vocations on the North Coast and eight (8) in South Western Sydney. See Attachment 2 for a list of available vocations. Additional vocations may be considered depending on TAFE NSW capacity.

Formal Training Delivery

TAFE NSW will deliver 50% of Stage 1 formal training during the HSC year, equating to 2 units of HSC credit (120 indicative hours).

Formal training for the school based component will commence at the beginning of Term 1 2021 and be finished by the end of Term 2 2021. Delivery modes and locations will vary depending on the qualification and may include:

  • blended, online, connected and face-to-face delivery
  • day or block release travel outside of the pilot location

In early February 2022 following the HSC year, students will join a TAFE NSW cohort of students who started their Stage 1 training in July 2021. They will then complete the 2nd half of Stage 1 as standard apprentices.

Further information regarding qualifications and locations.

On The Job Training Delivery – School Based Component

Students will need to complete at least the minimum required on the job training days noted against the “50% of Stage 1 Model” in the relevant Vocational Training Order (VTO). These days need to be completed by 31 December of the HSC year.

Transition to full-time apprenticeship

Completion of the 50% of Stage 1 formal training AND the minimum required on the job training days by 31 December of the HSC year will entitle students to six months credit towards their full-time apprenticeship.

Training Contracts will automatically change from school based to full time on 1 January (post HSC year) consistent with current practices. Students will receive letters confirming transition to a full-time apprenticeship.

Students commence the 2nd half of Stage 1 formal training in Semester 1 of the year following the HSC. Stage 1 formal training should be completed by 30 June 2022.

Students must complete all elements of Stage 1 formal training and the required on the job training days before progression to Stage 2.

Application Process

Step 1 – TAFE NSW Enrolment

Schools must submit a ‘SBAT RTO Notification’ form to TAFE NSW by Week 9 Term 4 of Year 11 (11th December 2020).

Students who secure an employer over the Christmas break may still be considered for the pilot, but must contact their SBAT Mentor as soon as the new school year starts to review options.

No student will be allowed to commence TAFE NSW classes beyond Week 2, Semester 1 under this model.

If students miss the cut off dates, they are encouraged to speak to their Careers Adviser and SBAT Mentor to explore options outside of this model.

Step 2 - Training Plan

A Training Plan (latest version dated October 2020) must be lodged with the Training Contract and have the new 50% SBA model option selected (Part 2, page 2). The Training Plan should be developed and finalised by the first week of February 2021.

While the Training Plan must detail all UoCs to be undertaken during the apprenticeship, TAFE NSW is only required to record training start and end dates for the school based component. The nominated dates must indicate that 50% of Stage 1 formal training will be completed by the end of term 2 of the HSC year.

Part 4 of the Training Plan needs to show that students will be able to complete at least the minimum required on the job training days specified in the relevant VTO. Only on the job training days to be completed while at school need to be included.

Step 3 – Training Contract

A Training Contract application should be lodged with Training Services NSW by the end of February 2021. The commencement date on the Training Contract cannot be before 12 October 2020 or later than 12 February 2021.

ANPs will calculate the nominal term based on the following formula: from the TC commencement date to 31 December HSC year + 6 months + balance of years (24 or 36 months).


Summary of Key Dates

Date Event
12 October 2020 Pilot commencement date/applications open
December 2020 TAFE inductions
11 December 2020 Closing date for submitting SBAT RTO Notification forms
1 February 2021 Training Plans finalised
February – 30 June 2021  TAFE NSW delivers 50% of Stage 1 formal training
October 2021 HSC
31 December 2021  End of school based component
1 January 2022 Pilot participants commence 2nd half of Stage 1
February – June 2022 TAFE delivers 2nd 50% of Stage 1 formal training
1 July 2022 Participants commence Stage 2 of apprenticeship

Participating Schools

  • Alstonville High School
  • Ballina Coast High School
  • Grafton High School
  • Maclean High School
  • Mullumbimby High School
  • Murwillumbah High School
  • South Grafton High School
  • Wollumbin High School
  • Woolgoolga High School
  • Airds High School
  • Ashcroft High School
  • Bonnyrigg High School
  • Bossley Park High School
  • Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
  • Cecil Hills High School
  • Eagle Vale High School
  • Hoxton Park High School
  • James Busby High School
  • Liverpool Boys High School
  • Liverpool Girls High School
  • Miller High School
  • Prairiewood High School
  • St Johns Park High School
  • Thomas Reddall High School

Qualifications/Locations

North Coast

TAFE NSW Region Campus Travel Qualification Course Code
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811*
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR30616
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication MEM30305*
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical MEM30205*
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113
North Wollongbar 30 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211*
North Grafton   Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811*
North Grafton   Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211*
North Grafton   Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
North Grafton   Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816
North Coffs Harbour 60 minutes from Grafton Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211
North Coffs Harbour 60 minutes from Grafton Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413
North Coffs Harbour (CHEC) 60 minutes from Grafton Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
North Coffs Harbour (CHEC) 60 minutes from Grafton Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816
North Coffs Harbour (CHEC) 60 minutes from Grafton Certificate III in Bakery FBP30517
North Kingscliff 60 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Bakery FBP30517
North Kingscliff 60 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816
North Kingscliff 60 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
North Kingscliff 60 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211
North Kingscliff 60 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR30616
North Casino 90 minutes from Ballina Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication MEM30305*
North Casino   Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113

South Western Sydney

TAFE NSW Region Campus Travel Qualification Course Code
West Sydney Bankstown   Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516
West Sydney Liverpool   Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
West Sydney Kingswood   Certificate III in Baking FBP30517
West Sydney Campbelltown   Certificate III in Commercial Cookery SIT30816
West Sydney Granville   Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32413
West Sydney Miller   Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211
West Sydney Bankstown   Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
West Sydney Liverpool   Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516
West Sydney Mt Druitt   Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR30616
West Sydney Granville   Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211*

*this course is superseded. Students will be contacted if they are required to transition into the next version, when it is available

Note: Additional vocations may be considered depending on TAFE NSW capacity.

Issued: 4 November 2020

Page last updated: 2 December 2020