Students embark on Traineeships with popular SBATS Program at Far West LHD
The popular school-based apprenticeship and traineeship (SBAT) program has commenced at Far West LHD for 2022 with 12 students across the District taking part.
The SBAT program gives Year 11 and 12 students an opportunity to start their health career by participating in workplace learning while completing their HSC. The SBAT will be completed over the next two years with support from the health service; TAFE and high schools to ensure the SBATs finish successfully.
During their two year traineeship the students will attend Broken Hill TAFE to complete their classroom learning to obtain their certificate. Broken Hill TAFE will be using face to face classes as well as a variety of different technologies to teach and maintain regular contact with the students and their trainers.
The SBAT program has been very successful for the health service and this cohort will be the eighth to commence. The 12 students will be working across the LHD in facilities including at Broken Hill, Menindee, Wentworth and Ivanhoe in nursing; allied health, dental and hotel services.
The Far West LHD looks forward to working with the students; their parents; the Broken Hill TAFE; the Department of Education; the high schools and the Industry NSW for successful traineeships that will help to build the future workforce for our health services and community.