School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

​School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT's) help young people to go places ... whether that's a full-time job, a trade career, university, TAFE or other training. The workplace skills and confidence they gain during their school-based apprenticeship or traineeship provide a solid foundation for any career. 

Some of the advantages of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships include:
  • More flexibility and variety
  • The variety provided by school-based apprenticeships and traineeships can have enormous benefits for young people who prefer hands-on learning to traditional schooling pathways
  • Head start in a career
  • Young people employed as a school-based apprentice or trainee develop workplace skills, knowledge, confidence and have a competitive edge when applying for jobs. A SAT can lead directly to full-time employment once a student has left school
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • All school-based apprentices and trainees participate in vocational training that contributes to a Certificate III or higher vocational qualification which can count towards the student's Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
An opportunity to learn and earn
  • 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

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  • School Based Apprenticeship Traineeship Work Placement Attendance Policy.pdf