Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Internal VET – offered on-campus
Nationally Recognised Training (Australian Qualifications Framework)
As a Registered Training Organisation, the college has the facility to offer Nationally Recognised Training to students in Years 11 and 12. Students are able to select these Vocational courses from a range of options including the following Certificates which are offered as part of the school curriculum:
- BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
- SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality (currently applying for SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality)
All course information is correct at time of publication but is subject to change.
Certificate II options of the above qualifications can be offered to students on a case by case basis as required.
Completion of VET Certificates provides students with skills and knowledge which will enable them to obtain part-time or full-time employment. Some courses can also be used as credit towards further study at TAFE or other private colleges. All courses earn points towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
On completion of their training, students are issued AQF qualifications or Statements of Attainment.
For further information regarding Internal VET courses contact Mrs Lupita Calero (Head of Vocational Education).
External Vet – offered off-campus
In addition to the above courses, students may be able to undertake VET courses off-site with other training providers e.g. TAFE. Examples of courses on offer are Children’s Services, Health Services, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion, Hairdressing, Retail, Multimedia and Engineering.
School-based traineeships and apprenticeships (SATs)
Students may also be able to 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 such as: Business, IT, Multimedia, Childcare, Fitness, Beauty, Hairdressing, Automotive, Engineering, Carpentry and Hospitality. Students participating in this program will spend time (usually one day) each week ‘on the job’ and will undertake formal one-on-one training throughout that period. Successful completion of VET studies provides a Tertiary Entrance Rank which can be used to apply for tertiary study.
For further information regarding External VET contact Mrs Lupita Calero (Head of Vocational Education).
RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy
The school, as an RTO, has a complaints and appeals policy specific to its RTO operations.
A complaint can be made to the school RTO regarding the conduct of:
- the school RTO, its trainers, assessors or other school RTO staff
- students of the RTO
- any third parties providing services on behalf of the school RTO (if relevant).
An appeal can be made to the school RTO to request a review of a decision, including assessment decisions.
The school RTO will ensure that the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are adopted at every stage of the complaints and appeals process. All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal.
If the school RTO considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the complaint or appeal, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter.
If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.
Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the school RTO: