2021 School Information Sessions

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions atEAST is unable to attend our schools for their information sessions.
Our schools are providing online information sessions and have been provided with our presentation.

atEAST will also be conducting sessions with schools / students prior to their interviews to discuss all the requirements for their interview. Interviews are being held online via Webex.

Who we are

The atEAST School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) Program is a School Based Program in Victoria offered to senior students as part of their VCAL program. Our vision is to provide a pathway where schools and industry work together to develop a skilled workforce and meet future industry employment needs.

atEAST is a consortium of 11 secondary schools in the Eastern Region of Melbourne, that have a like-minded desire to meet the diverse needs of the students and believe that all students can succeed and that success will come in a variety of ways. The schools believe that to meet diverse student needs requires a broad range of curriculum options for students and the ability to access multiple pathways, something best achieved in co-operation with like-minded organisations.

The atEAST SBAT Program is extremely successful and involves a partnership between the 11 consortium schools, the Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), the employers and the many students that participate in our program.

Training Organisations

Meet Our Team

Loretta Goldsmith Executive Officer

School visits:
Eastern Ranges School
Yarra Hills Secondary College

Industry visits:
Food Processing
Information Technology

Bronwyn Pratt Administrator

School visits:
Aquinas College
Croydon Community School
Heathmont College
Lilydale Heights College College

Industry visits:
Allied Health
Educational Support
Individual Support – Disability

Nerida Parsons Field Officer

School visits:
Doncaster Secondary College
East Doncaster Secondary College
Upwey High School

Industry visits:
Air Co & Refrigeration
Dental Assistant
Hospitality BHIT – FOH BOH
Hospitality FOH
Hospitality Lilydale – FOH BOH
Security Equipment

Thank you to our Employers

atEAST would like to acknowledge the contribution our employers make to our program.
We would encourage you to support our employers wherever an opportunity may arise.

View Employers

Success Stories

We are looking for students / parents / employers that would be interested in providing a small paragraph about your apprenticeship or traineeship and how the atEAST Program has helped you achieve success.

Send us an email with your story.