Vocational Education and Training

St Mary’s College National Training Provider Number 30360

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is about gaining specific practical work-related skills to equip young people for the world of work while they are at school. It contributes to young people’s chances of obtaining employment upon leaving school and offers alternate pathways in their transition from school to work or further education and training.

In Years 10, 11 and 12 students are able to select VET courses from a range of options including the following Certificates which are offered as part of the school curriculum:

Year 10

  • FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
  • ICT10115 Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology

Year 11 & 12

  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

In Partnership with an external TAFE/private RTO

  • SIS30314  Certificate III in Fitness in partnership with Binnacle Training College Pty Ltd. (RTO 31319)
  • HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services, CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services and HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistant in partnership with Connect ‘n’ Grow (RTO 40518)
  • SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality and SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations in partnership with TAFE Queensland (RTO Number 0275)

In addition to these courses, students are able to undertake VET courses off-campus with other training providers e.g. TAFE and a range of private providers. Some certificate courses on offer include: Health Service Assistance, Hospitality, Events, Hairdressing, Rural Studies, Animal Studies, Beauty Services, Fitness, Early Childhood Education and Care, Visual Arts and Manufacturing Technology. A complete list is available on request.

All our VET programs include the opportunity to access quality work placements (on-the job training). Students can also participate in School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships (SATs) as a further vocational option. SATs enable students to complete a formal qualification as well as undertake paid work in their chosen career field. SATs are available in a diverse range of fields including: Business, IT, Multimedia, Childcare, Fitness, Beauty, Hairdressing, Automotive, Engineering, Carpentry, Hospitality and Retail. Students participating in this program will spend one day per week for a minimum 12 month period ‘on the job’ and will undertake formal one-on-one training throughout that 12 month period. Successful completion of a SAT with at least a Certificate III level qualification will provide a Queensland Tertiary Entrance Rank which can be used to apply for further tertiary study.

Completion of VET Certificates provides students with vocational skills and knowledge, which will enable them to obtain part-time or full-time employment. Some courses can be used towards further study at TAFE or other private colleges. All courses earn points towards the QCE.

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For further information please contact:

Ellen Hendry
Acting Curriculum Leader – VET and Pathways
Email: ellenh@stmarys.qld.edu.au
Phone: 07 3432 5490