New minimum part time hours for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs)

The setting is identified on the Public Register of Prescribed VET Qualifications. It states:

  • a school-based training contract comprises of:
    •   a minimum of 7.5 hours per week in paid work over the duration of the traineeship or apprenticeship, which can be averaged over six month periods; and
    •   training which may be supervised on the job, delivered off the job, or as some combination of on and off the job.

Please note that the setting identifies the minimum hours of paid work and allows employers and SBATs to negotiate longer hours of work, if required.

A new fact sheet School-based apprenticeships and traineeships: Minimum hours per week, is available on the Apprenticeship Office website under Training contract forms and factsheets.

Page last updated January 22, 2021