There are many great ways that students gain skills, get qualified and link up to what comes after school is finished. Parents play a very important and influential role in assisting young people make the transition. Here are a couple of very practical ways that you can help you son or daughter:

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

Did you know that Vocational Education & Training (VET & EVET) Courses will award students a nationally recognised industry qualification that also contributes to the Higher School Certificate (HSC)? Students in all schools and in all school sectors have access to a wide range of VET courses through their High School and also through the EVET program.

The qualifications have been designed by employers and provide a very practical way to learn and build great skills for a head start into industry.

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School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBAT)

School based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC) and gain valuable work skills and experience.

SBAT’s combine paid work, training and school. Students obtain an industry recognised national qualification that will also give credit towards the HSC. They are available in all industries and allow students to complete a traineeship or the first year of an apprenticeship whilst in Years 10, 11 & 12.