While completing their HSC, participating students will work towards a qualification that can lead directly to employment, as well as an opportunity to continue their learning pathway with advanced entry into university.
The SBAT program runs for 2 years (during years 11 and 12), with an online theoretical component and 100 days of paid on-the-job work placement. Students will receive face-to-face support from a St Nicholas mentor, trainer and assessor, and a registered training organisation (RTO) supervisor. Upon completion, students will have the necessary qualifications to commence their career as an early childhood educator.
Benefits of a St Nicholas Pathways school-based traineeship include:
- A nationally recognised entry-level qualification in early education and care (CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care)
- Fast-track post-secondary studies, potentially costing less time and money to obtain further qualifications in the sector
- A direct pathway from school to a career
- Paid on-the-job training at a St Nicholas Early Education centre or St Nicholas OOSH service
- Dedicated mentors provide school-based trainees with solid support throughout the program, from sign-up to completion
- Opportunities to demonstrate workplace skills and experience to prospective employers.
You can register your interest in St Nicholas Pathways SBAT program here.
*Training provided by Macquarie Community College (RTO ID: 90033).
NSW learners may be eligible for subsidies under NSW Smart and Skilled Entitlement training programs.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
Unit/s will be delivered by an agent under a third-party arrangement.