Senior Learning Packages

School-Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship

The School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SAT) Package is designed specifically for students to study for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), work for an employer and earn a wage, and train towards a recognised vocational qualification, while completing high school. Students in Year 10 may also do a SAT. Depending on the qualification and when the SAT is started, many students can complete a school-based traineeship while at school.

Students participating in the SAT Package will attend school for three to four days a week, during which they complete their QCAA subjects in class. The other day or days the student will undertake VET and workplace experience.

A school-based apprenticeship provides a head start into a full-time or part-time apprenticeship and career. It is possible to complete up to a third of an apprenticeship while at school. After school this can be converted to a full-time arrangement.

A SAT can support a student’s transition from school to work. The Queensland Government’s Next Step Report 2015 shows that young people who undertake a SAT were more likely to be working full-time or undertaking further education or training than young people who do not undertake a SAT.

Package Features

• Certificate II or III Qualifications
• On-the-job- Training
• Earn a Small Income
Alternative Pathway to University


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