Ticket to Work School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) Program Information Sessions

Ticket to Work


CTS is holding two Information Sessions about the Ticket to Work SBAT Program.

Northern Ticket to Work

Tuesday 25 July 2017
6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Wesley Employment Service
Level 3, 1100 Pascoe Vale Rd Broadmeadows 

Western Ticket to Work

Wednesday 26 July 2017
6.00pm to 7.30 pm
Victoria Polytechnic, Sunshine Campus,
Building C, Room C107, 460 Ballarat Rd., Sunshine


The  Ticket to Work program is made up of a number of local partners who work together to source work placements and SBATs for students from special schools.

Some of the organisations involved in the program are:

  • Wesley Employment Services
  • WISE Employment
  • MEGT
  • WCIG
  • Brimbank Melton LLEN
  • Apprenticeships Group Australia
  • Jobs West
  • Hume Whittlesea LLEN
  • Apprenticeships Matter
  • Sarina Russo

What is a School Based Traineeship (SBAT)?

  • Students are matched with employers & spend approx. 1 day per week working in their business.
  • Students receive vocational training to match the industry they are employed in.
  • Students generally undertake the SBAT over 1 to 2 years.
  • The SBAT contributes to VCAL and/or other education qualification.
  • Students receive a training wage for time spent in the workplace.
  • In most cases Centrelink payments will not be affected.


What are the benefits of a School Based Traineeship (SBAT)?

  • Students gain confidence and skills that will increase their employability options post school.
  • Students receive an opportunity to try a vocational area that interests them.
  • Students get a chance to build links with potential future employers.
  • Students and families get an opportunity to build relationships with the TTW support agencies


Who is eligible to participate in Ticket to Work?

  • Students who will commence Year 11 or 12 in 2018.
  • The program may not appeal to all students – it is best suited to students who have a clear idea about the type of work or industry area they are interested in.