School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow high school students, generally in Years 10, 11 and 12, to work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification, while completing their secondary schooling and studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education and/or Overall Position (OP) score.
Vocational education and training
Many universities have Early Entry Schemes where you can be offered a place before the normal round of offers.
The way these operate can vary from university to university, but generally they will involve you completing an application and being able to demonstrate that you are capable of succeeding in your chosen course and also that you are a good all round student who will contribute well to the life of the university you have chosen to apply for. These have strict deadlines and cutoff times. For more information regarding University Early Entry go directly to the website of the University you are interested in.
Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program designed to inspire and inform high school students of the range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food sectors.
TAFE provides several pathways that can be used to gain entry to degree courses at university.
Check out the Degree Pathways 2018 Course Guide for a listing of degree programs offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane and for a list of pathway options to universities and other higher education providers.
Students in year 10*, 11 or 12 are eligible to participate in the TAFE at School program. Students can choose from a number of exciting and varied certificate II and certificate III courses. Best of all, a TAFE at School course can be achieved in conjunction with senior studies and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
TAFE at School is a great way to:
TAFE at School 2019 Course Guide
Students must be enrolled in Year 10*, 11 or 12 and attend a Queensland high school for the duration of the program. Students also need to have a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan in place, and should talk to the school's Guidance Office, VET Coordinator or Head of Senior Schooling and ask for their help to make this happen.
Students in Year 10, 11 and 12 will have the opportunity to undertake work experience with an employer of their choice or as provided by SCIPS (School Community Industry Partnership Service).
Work Experience is normally conducted during the exam block each term and gives students a taste of working life and what to expect in the workplace. It is also a great opportunity for students to evaluate your suitability for their desired career pathway.
Senior OP eligible students are also welcome to undertake work experience, which would need to be conducted during the school holidays, however, they must contact Mr Darren Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
Students are also welcome to source their own employer and advise the College so that the relevant paperwork can be prepared for the work placement. Students who source their own employer will need to provide the employer details to Mr Darren Smith prior to the placement.
For any enquiries, please contact Mr Darren Smith, Service Leader – Career Pathways at email@example.com.