​​​​​Advantages of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs)

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) 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 SAT provide a solid foundation for any career.

SATs allow students to work as paid employees and obtain nationally recognised qualifications, all while at school.

Some of the advantages of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships include:

More flexibility and variety
The variety provided by SATs 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 school-based apprentices and trainees develop workplace skills, knowledge and 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 II, 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 learnt at school into practice in a real work environment.

Contributing to the community
Employers who take on school-based apprentices and trainees can make a real difference by motivating young people to work towards their future goals and giving them a realistic exposure to your industry or sector.

Employer satisfaction
Employers and supervisors often experience a great deal of satisfaction during the process as they help individuals mould new skills and gain confidence in a work environment.​

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Last updated
20 September 2017