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School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

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.

The Guide to School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (PDF, 283KB) details the requirements specific to SATs and the roles of the stakeholders involved in SATs.

Advantages of SATs
Young people employed as school-based apprentices or trainees develop workplace skills, knowledge, confidence and a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

How SATs work
SATs combine high school study, paid work and training.

Facts for students and parents
SATs open up options and provide opportunities for students.

Facts for employers
Employing a school-based apprentice or trainee can be very rewarding and offers employers an effective alternative for attracting and recruiting staff.

Facts for schools
Schools play an integral role in helping students to make the transition to employment.

Facts for training organisations
Supervising registered training organisations (SRTOs) have roles and responsibilities in providing training to a school-based apprentice or trainee.

Facts for school leavers
Things you need to know about when you complete school.

Wages and conditions
Information on wages and conditions for school-based apprentices and trainees.

Dealing with issues and problems
Help and advice is available for school-based apprentices, trainees, schools and employers experiencing problems.

Support services
Assistance and support for school-based apprentices and trainees is available from a range of sources.

Download SATs brochures for students, parents, employers and training organisations.

Frequently asked questions
Common questions about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

This page was last updated at 28-October-2014
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