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Vocational Education & Training

The senior years are an exciting yet sometimes demanding time for senior students as they balance personal and educational goals to finalise their formal years of schooling.

The function of the VET Department is to establish relationships with students and parents to ensure that students in the senior phase of learning are provided with vocational training and workforce skills to kick-start their career. The VET Department operates under the guidance of Miss Jessica Grounds, Head of Secondary College and Mrs Rebecca Wallis, Senior School Coordinator. Mrs Deanne Hudson, VET Officer, keeps students informed of School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SATs) opportunities, Work Experience programs, Tertiary Open Days, Scholarships and assistance with resumes.


SATs (School-based Apprenticeships/Traineeships)

SATs are available to students during the senior years of 11 or 12 and possibly during year 10 if the student has turned 15 years old. A minimum of 48 days of paid employment is required with the employer each year and students undertake a certificate II or III qualification directly related to their employment. The advantage of a SAT is that they give a head start towards a career, contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education and the gain of a nationally recognised qualification.

Examples of School-based Traineeships/Apprenticeships

  • Certificate III Information Technology/Media
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Business/Business Administration
  • Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate II in Engineering

Brochures (PDF versions) for parents and students as follows: