School-based apprentices and trainees have responsibilities just like all other parties to the training contract. Read about these responsibilities on ATIS-003 Apprentice or trainee responsibilities information sheet.
As school-based apprentices and trainees are generally under the age of 18, their parent or guardian, who must co-sign the training contract, will have some responsibilities in relation to the apprenticeship or traineeship. The ATIS-020 Parent/guardian responsibilities information sheet has more details.
If your child requires assistance with their school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, there are people who can help them. The first point of contact should be their employer, their school or their SRTO. For additional information see the Dealing with issues and problems or Support services section.
How parents can help
talk with your child about their career goals and the apprenticeship or traineeship which will best support these goals
seek support through their school to discuss how a SAT may assist with QCE points, gain TAFE credits and underpin tertiary study
develop strategies to balance the additional workload of school, work and training
consider and discuss transportation - how will your child get to his or her workplace?
discuss the responsibilities involved in being a paid member of the workforce
talk to your child about their day at work and discuss how school subjects relate to their job
encourage your child to talk about issues they may be facing during their SAT and devise possible solutions.