Entering into a SBA usually comes via Workplace Learning where the student has impressed the employer with their work skills and work ethic and they wish to keep them long term as an Apprentice however they recognise the importance of the student completing their Senior School education.
SBA are Certificate III level Trade Qualifications with an apprenticeship contract.
The SBA leads directly into full time employment at the end of Year 12. Students are able to complete up to one third of their Apprenticeship prior to graduation (this varies for different trades). Students attend college 3 days per week, 1 day at TAFE or a Training Provider, and 1 day in the workplace.
In 2016 MBCC have 2 students who are in SBA’s and one of those was a finalist in the Western Australian Training Awards.
Mohammad Ali (The Greatest). He is an apprentice for Mr Ian Parkin from Plantagenet Renovation Services and is enrolled in a Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery.
Mohammad was one of the final 4 students from across the state in the SBA Category, W.A. Training Awards 2016.