School-based apprentices and trainees are paid while they learn workplace skills, gain confidence, and adapt to a work environment. It gives the student the opportunity to put skills learned at school into practice in a real work environment
Most students will complete their traineeship while they are at school, which means they leave school with points towards their QCE and a nationally recognised vocational certificate. Others go on to finish their apprenticeship or traineeship either full-time or part-time after they have left school. During 2019 there were over 60 students involved in SAT's, in areas such as Hospitality, Retail, Electro-technology, Business, Carpentry, Plumbing, Tourism, Sports and Recreation and Child Care.
Most students attend workplace training one day per week and school the other four days. As well as obtaining a Certificate level qualification, SAT's can also increase a student’s rank and increase chances for entry to TAFE or University. The school offers a flexible timetable, which enables students to study fewer subjects, or elect not to participate in the sports program, allowing them more time to spend studying or in workplace training
Visit http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/school-based/index.html for more information