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Vocational Education and Training

Capricornia School of Distance Education offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities for our students.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No: 30951) students are able to enrol into and complete:

  • BSB10115 Certificate I in Business
  • ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • AHC10216 Certificate I in Agrifood Operations
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Students also have the opportunity​ to complete Certificate II in Self-Awareness and Development through our partnership with Blueprint Career Development.​

All students enrolled in a VET course through Capricornia School of Distance Education are required to complete a VET Induction. If students think they may already have the skills and knowledge being assessed in their VET course, they can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Any students who are not satisfied with the training they received at Capricornia School of Distance Education or disagree with the assessment decisions are able to submit a complaint as per our CSDE complaints and appeals policy and procedures.pdfCSDE complaints and appeals policy and procedures.pdf. ​

External RTOs

Students also have the opportunity complete other VET courses through external RTO’s.

Work Experience

Work experience is an 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.

Structured work experience is organised for students in Year 10 at Capricornia School of Distance Education and is scheduled for Week 10 of Term 3, 2019. Students are required to have DET Work Experience Agreement Forms submitted and approved by Principal prior to commencement. Structured work experience does not occur for Years 11 and 12 however is encouraged and the same work experience process is required.

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.

Further information, regarding SATs can be found at [BJ1] 


Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, all students studying a VET certificate must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before a statement of attainment or qualification can be awarded. Students need to apply for their USI at [BJ2] and give a copy of this number to the HOD Senior Schooling or VET Teacher for recording.