A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT) arrangement combines part-time work, structured training with a registered training organisation and  school studies. A SBAT may give students credit towards their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Why should schools and host employers support this program?
Integrity Business College assists young Australians to have a head start on their careers in Information Technology by being a School Based Trainee while still completing their secondary school education.

Students gain the following:

  • Valuable employment skills
  • Hands-on industry experience
  • Contribution towards the students VCE or VCAL
  • Successful completion of a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA30111)

Course structure
Students are required to:

  • Partake in seven (7) hours per week industry work-placement
  • Six (6) hours per week in scheduled classes

Work-placement can be completed:

  • One full day per week
  • A couple of hours each day
  • Completed in blocks (usually coinciding with school holidays)
  • Or a combination of the above

School Based Trainees are paid to learn. The seven (7) hours work-placement is paid to the trainee by the employer giving the host employer the opportunity to provide valuable workplace experience without the burden of paying another employee.

2014 Fees applicable
The fees applicable are for the duration of the program. All resources, materials and indemnity fees are included in this cost.

  • Valid healthcare or pension card dependents/ holders $39
  • Non concession holder $195

What will they be able to do?
The following is a recommended list of tasks which students enrolled in Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology with Integrity Business College could undertake (under appropriate supervision) within a  workplace through the duration of their traineeship.

Month’s 1-2: Customer Service

  • Answer to client queries in a professional manner
  • Attend to helpdesk/job logging system when directed by senior IT staff
  • Ability to prioritise jobs when directed by senior IT staff
  • Organise and tidy IT store room/ software store/hardware store as directed by senior IT Staff
  • Ability to consult senior IT staff when unsure of IT policies and procedures in the workplace.
  • Assisting and observing senior IT staff in level 2/3 support
  • Assisting and observing external technicians e.g.: Hardware warranty repairs/Xerox printer technicians

Months 3-4: Hardware Support

  • Replacement of parts e.g.: PC RAM, Power supplies, fans, notebook keyboards, hard drives.
  • Using Hardware diagnostic tools
  • Resolving mouse/keyboard issues, CRT/LCD monitor issues.
  • Basic Printer issues: paper jams, connection issues.
  • Assist in the Support of Audio Visual Equipment e.g.: Data Projectors, Audio Devices, Video Editing Tools

Months 5-6: Software Support

  • Run Windows diagnostic tools
  • Basic BIOS configuration e.g.: Boot Order
  • Anti-virus/Ad-aware configuration and installation.
  • Basic software installations e.g.: MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Troubleshoot basic windows and application issues.

Months 7-8: Network Support

  • Network hardware issues e.g.: check cabling, Network card
  • Basic Wireless troubleshooting e.g.: search for wireless networks and connect PC’s to Wireless Access Point.
  • Basic Network diagnostics e.g. Ipconfig, ping
  • Joining computers to the domain
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