Roles of Schools

  • Read the Information for Schools document
  • Sight and check the Application to Establish a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship form is completed including Student Declaration and Student Needs Assessment to ensure it reflects the school's knowledge of the student's needs.
  • If necessary provide information about specific student needs to the prospective employer to ensure appropriate workplace measures are put in place.
  • Conduct the Employer Questionnaire and Checklist for the Employment of a school based trainee as a phone interview. If no concerns place Checklist on student file. If there are concerns advise State Training Services for their follow-up and assessment.
  • Gather relevant papers for sign up and Principal endorsement of training plan. This should be done prior to, or at the sign-up meeting.
  • Enter student in the appropriate HSC VET course on Schools Online (Administration). If required, enter student in the optional Industry-based Learning course.
  • If required, submit Application for a New Board Endorsed VET Course or Application to Link to a Board Endorsed VET Course through the Regional Vocational Education Consultant to the Board of Studies NSW for endorsement
  • Where it is school or Private Provider delivery - advise the Board of Studies NSW via Schools Online (Administration) of the unit of competency outcomes achieved by the apprentice or trainee
  • Conduct a preparatory session for student using Briefing Session for School Based Apprentices and Trainees: A Guide for Schools
  • Conduct catch up session to monitor student's progress and wellbeing within four weeks of commencement of SBAT and at the end of each term utilising the Catch up Questionnaire
  • Use the Incident Report and process to record concerns, grievances and refer to State Training Centre or region.
  • The school retains overall responsibility for monitoring course delivery while students are participating in courses conducted by a Registered Training Organisation. The school must notify the RTO of Board of Studies requirements in respect of :
    • course delivery and assessment
    • satisfactory completion of the HSC
    • reporting and credentialing