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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

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School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs) are available to Year 11 and 12 students, who attend work on the Flexible Timetabled Day (Wednesday).

Students can enhance their education, develop valuable work skills, gain a nationally recognised qualification, gain work ethics and earn money. 

Finding an employer is the responsibility of the student. Students can apply for vacancies advertised at school, convert their casual work into a SAT, or source their own employer by networking contacts and cold-canvassing local employers.

Signing a training contract is a commitment to completing the SAT. Students attend school 4 days per week and work 1 day per week. There are theory workbooks, and sometimes training workshops, to complete. Completed SATs accrue credits towards a student’s learning account and their Queensland Certificate of Education.

Common types of school-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Although there are hundreds of different training packages, the most common for the Caloundra area are:

  • Retail (shops)
  • Food Retail (fast food restaurants)
  • Business (Office Administration)
  • Engineering (welding, metalwork) and
  • Hospitality (restaurants, clubs). 

Others industries that offer SATS are:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Automotive
  • Salon Assistant or Hairdressing
  • Horticulture
  • Warehouse & Distribution
  • Tyre Fitting and
  • Racing (Track Rider or Stable Hand).

It is very difficult to secure an employer within the construction industries. These employers usually prefer full time apprentices.

For more information contact:

Industry Liaison Officer: Raynor Grevell
Telephone: (07) 5436 8444

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Last reviewed 31 May 2019
Last updated 31 May 2019