The role of the school is vital in the success of a School-Based Trainee.
The name of the VET support person varies from school to school (such as the career counsellor, career advisor or school VET coordinator as examples). For the purposes of this section, we will refer to the role as the VET coordinator.
The VET coordinator is a critical person with an important role, because they have direct contact with the SBAT on a near daily basis.
The VET coordinator will need to organise for the student to be enrolled in the appropriate HSC VET course on Schools Online, but we will provide all the detail required for this to be as easy as possible.
ACCM will include the VET coordinator in the monthly progress updates as well as providing access to online reporting that shows real time progress against the Units of Competency that will be undertaken by the SBAT for their relevant HSC Vet course.
This online progress report is updated progressively throughout their training as each unit is achieved.
ACCM works closely with the school to ensure that competency achievement for the trainee for their HSC VET course is achieved in the required time frame so that the school has the necessary information they need to populate Schools Online.
Please note that ACCM College does not update Schools Online, this is a responsibility of the school.
Traditionally, the VET coordinator is also responsible for:
- ensuring SBATs are making regular progress in their studies.
- working with key stakeholders to overcome challenges and roadblocks.
- providing motivation and support to SBATs.
- coordinating with parents as needed to support progress and completions.
In some cases, the VET coordinator will also be responsible for working with the RTO to escalate progress concerns.
This may involve issuing School Warnings (N Award Warnings in NSW only), contacting parents, arranging stakeholder meetings to discuss the way forward or other corrective measures.
This is one of the most vital roles in the SBAT's traineeship, and without their strong support the SBAT is missing a key factor in their success.