How SATs work
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow high school students, generally in Years 10, 11 and 12, to work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification, while completing their secondary schooling and studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education and/or Overall Position (OP) score.
There are two main differences between a school-based apprentice and a school-based trainee. A school-based apprentice is trained in a skilled trade and upon successful completion will become a qualified tradesperson. Trades include electrical, plumbing, cabinet making and automotive just to name a few.
School-based trainees are trained in a vocational area, such as office administration, information technology and hospitality, and upon completion will receive a minimum of a Certificate II in the chosen vocational area.
Study, work and train
Information on how SATs combine school, work and training.
Information on the eligibility requirements for SATs
Impact on the school timetable
To be considered school-based, the training and/or employment must impact on the student's school timetable.