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Facts for schools

The school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) program provide young people with more flexibility and variety in their senior schooling. This can have enormous benefits for those who thrive on a hands-on learning approach.

Young people also undertake SATs to supplement their academic program. The qualification or competencies a student completes during their SAT may count toward their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and is recognised throughout Australia.

The Guide to School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (PDF, 284KB) details the requirements that are specific to school-based aprenticeships and traineeships and may be useful for schools.

Role of schools
Throughout a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT) and senior studies, schools are responsible for supporting the student's progress and recording enrolments and results.

Impact on the school timetable
To be considered school-based, the training and/or employment must impact on the student's school timetable.

Establishing a SATs program
Practical advice to help school staff establish, extend or reinvigorate their school SATs program.

Creating partnerships
From informal local networks to government organisations, there are many avenues for connecting schools, employers and students.

Student support strategies
It is important for schools to support students through all SATs processes.

Fitting work and training into school life
A flexible school program allows students to effectively combine a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while studying for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and/or overall position (OP) score.

Travel assistance
Financial assistance may be available for school-based apprentices and trainees traveling to attend training at their supervising registered training organisation.

Queensland Certificate of Education
A completed or partially completed school-based apprenticeship or traineeship may contribute towards a QCE.

Who's who in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships
SATs are supported and monitored by a network of people and organisations with roles and responsibilities.

This page was last updated at 28-October-2014
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