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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT's)

​Students undertaking School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships:

  • attend work part-time (usually one day per week and maybe for some days during the school holidays);
  • attend school part-time (but are still considered full-time students); or
  • complete the off-the-job-training component of their apprenticeship/traineeship during school time.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow students to train and do paid work in a chosen traineeship or apprenticeship while still at school completing the Senior Phase of Learning.  Specific training related to the SATs may occur at the worksite, at school, TAFE or a private training college.  A SAT represents one of the student’s six subjects.

Students can apply to for a Sat from Semester 2 Year 10 at Everton Park State High School.  These certificates are nationally endorsed training package qualifications endorsed by the National Training Quality Council (NTQC). Assessment is competency based. School-based apprenticeships/traineeships are not automatic for all who want them – it is a competitive market and students will need to ensure that their school performance positions them to be competitive.

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Doing a sat can be a great start to a young person’s career. SATs allow students to work with an employer as a paid employee whilst studying for their QCE and working towards a nationally recognised vocational qualification. Students benefit from hands-on experience and on average work one day per week. They are paid for the time spent at work. SATs can be undertaken in a wide variety of occupations e.g. Hairdressing, fitness, aged care, automotive, hospitality, carpentry, tourism, business, cabinet making, information technology, child care etc.

A full range of students are selecting this option as part of their senior years. Students who are op eligible and planning for tertiary study, students who will be looking for employment on completion of year 12 and students who would have left school without completing year 12 are all finding SATs have benefits for them.

SATs can be sourced in a number of ways, often it is through word-of-mouth, part time employment and work experience.

All school based traineesships & apprenticeships gain points towards the QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education). All competencies completed are recorded on the senior statement. Points can be gained as follows:
  • Cert II Traineeship
    Completed: 4 points
  • Cert III Traineeship
    Completed: 5-8 points (dependent on certificate)
  • Cert III Apprenticeship
    On the job hours 1 point per 20 days (​max 4 points)