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Vocational Education and Training Certificates II, III and IV (VET)

Vocational education and training, (VET) is “education and training for work”.  It exists to develop and recognise the competencies or skills of learners. These work related skills provide a wide range of options for students while they are still attending school and for post school, as they transition to their career pathways.

VET provides students with a start to their careers by acquiring work related knowledge and skills. Students can study Certificate I to IV levels at school and can progress as far as a degree with recognition of achievement throughout. Alternately, students can enrol in VET courses after leaving school.

Students have the opportunity to complete various Certificate courses both under the school's Registered Training Organisation Status (Provider Number 30951)

School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships (SATS)

SATS are for students who wish to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship while still studying at school. These programs allow students to work and train towards a recognised qualification while completing their school studies.

School-Based Traineeships are Vocational Education and Training Certificate II or III qualifications that include on-the-job training. Completed traineeships contribute 4 credits for Certificate II and up to 8 credits for Certificate III qualifications.

School-Based Apprenticeships include a Vocational Education and Training Certificate III qualification. It is anticipated that students will complete 30% of competencies while enrolled at school. These competencies can contribute up to 2 credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education, but do not count towards completed core requirements. In addition, an on-the-job component of 96 days over a 2-year period may contribute 4 credits towards core requirements for a Queensland Certificate of Education. An incomplete on-the-job component of a school-based apprenticeship contributes 1 credit per 20 days of participation.

Work Experience is a onsite job placement where the student participates in activities associated with the job they wish to experience and should be in line with their study areas.