Schools Apprenticeship and Traineeship Broker

Joblink Midwest with support from the Department of Training and Workforce Development is providing a new service for schools/students/parents/employers to increase the participation rate in School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships across the region. This service is the Schools Apprenticeship and Traineeship Broker (SATB) and commenced in 2015 with the establishment of an online application portal for student applications and employers to register their interest in taking on a school based trainee or apprentice.

Students must conduct research on their chosen industry, undertake career profiling and attend job-ready workshops as part of the application process. Students who are successful through the application and interview process can gain a workplace placement depending on the availability of a suitable host employer and are engaged in work experience prior to commencing the school based traineeship or apprenticeship.

What are school based apprenticeships/traineeships (SBT/SBA)?

A SBA/SBT allows senior students (15 years and over) to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship while being provided with structured learning and gaining valuable core work skills while earning a wage. Employers engage students for a minimum of one day per week. Students are also working towards completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

What industries are available?

There is a wide range of trade and non-trade related industries available. A full list of occupations offered in WA can be obtained online from the Future Moves web portal (placements are dependent on local employment opportunities).

How can I help as a parent?

Tiffany Baskeyfield your local SATB is available to answer all your questions in relation to School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships .Contact details are9964 1022 mobile 0419 944 835, or at Joblink Midwest, in the Bill Sewell Complex on Chapman Road. Email

I am an employer and would be interested in taking on a SBT in 2016, what do I need to do?

Please contact Tiffany on 0419 944 835 or email register your interest online

My student is interested in becoming a School Based Apprentice or Trainee, what do we need to do?

Sit down with your student and discuss possible career pathways. There are Helpful Hints on the portal that can assist. Once you have both decided on the most likelycareer option, contact your schools VET coordinator or Careers Office to discuss. Applications can be completed online through the portal. You can also contact the SATB, Tiffany Baskeyfield,  on 99641022 or 0419 944 835 for more information.

The Schools Apprenticeship and Traineeship Broker (SATB) provides information and support to all parties throughout the process. Employers benefit from having a student who has undertaken career profiling, research into their chosen career pathway and training in job-ready skills. The training undertaken is structured to suit the employers industry and the qualification is a nationally recognised entry level accreditation.

For further information please contact Tiffany Baskeyfield your local SATB on 9964 1022 or email