​​How SAT​s 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.​

Eligibility requirements
Information on the eligibility requirements for SATs

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

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Last updated
19 December 2016