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School-based traineeships and TAFE courses


School-based apprenticeships and
traineeships (SATs) provide an opportunity or young people (usually year 11 or 12) to participate in training and work as paid employees while completing senior schooling.

Get a headstart

A SAT can provide you with many benefits including:

  • Greater flexibility and variety in your senior schooling

  • Valuable exposure to potential careers and workplaces

  • Nationally recognised qualifications- you will participate in a certificate II, III or higher qualification that is recognised by industry and employers

  • An opportunity to earn while you learn- you will be paid while you learn workplace skills, gain confidence, and adapt to a work environment

  • The opportunity to experience a career before deciding to enter it full time.

Give yourself an edge

By doing a SAT you will:

  • Work towards a vocational qualification that is industry recognised and can count towards your QCE

  • Earn money while on the job

  • Use the things you have learnt at school in a real work environment

  • Get on a fast track to places you want to be when you have finished school- whether that’s a job, university or other training

  • Gain new skills, learn about workplaces and develop confidence


  • support transitions from school to work and promote education, training and employment opportunities for high school students

  • provide students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge

  • allow students to start, and in most cases complete, a vocational qualification while still at school

  • improve post-schooling employment and training pathways for students

The college job board is regularly updated with current vacancies. Students will require a current resume and cover letter for all applications .

For more information please contact Allison Tumini on (07) 3394 8822 or Karen Ferris on (07) 3394 8873.