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School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

What is a School-based apprenticeship and traineeship?

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) provide an opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to undertake employment-based training while continuing full-time enrolment in a school program and studying towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

In exceptional circumstances, students in other years may be considered eligible. For further information refer to business cases for students outside Years 10, 11 and 12 on the Apprenticeships Info External Link website or the Guide to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships Adobe PDF document External Link.


Managing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship

Information on relevant legislation, processes for applying for certain subsidies and support funding for SATs can be accessed from the Education Queensland policy, School-based apprenticeships and traineeships External Link.

Details of funding for VET in schools, including SATs can be accessed from the VET in Schools website.

Each party to a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (i.e. student, parent/carer, school, employer and supervising registered training organisation) has specific responsibilities and obligations External Link.

All parties must negotiate and agree to a schedule of school studies, training and employment for the apprentice or trainee, and endorsement will come from the school principal by signing either an Education, Training and Employment Schedule (ETES form) Adobe PDF document External Link and/or a school notification form External Link.

If students wish to update their personal details, this can be changed online by accessing the Minor Amendment form External Link on the Apprenticeships Info website.

Further information

For more information about SATs visit Apprenticeshipsinfo External Link or telephone 1800 210 210.

For more information about vocational education and training, visit Training Queensland External Link or the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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