How does VET prepare students?
VET prepares you for the future with:
- Industry specific technical skills that lead directly to employment or further study
- Experience in the workplace
- Transferable employability skills:
- initiative and enterprise
- planning and organizing
- learning and technology skills
School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships
SbATs are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Queensland. They allow students to commence an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship while still at school. SbATs combine paid work, training and school, while gaining an industry recognised national qualification. Students may gain credit towards the QCE, and some apprenticeships and traineeships can contribute towards an ATAR. Further information is available here.
Do VET Qualifications count towards the QCE?
Yes. All VET qualifications have to be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which can be a school, TAFE or private provider.
VET qualifications delivered to secondary students have dual accreditation – they are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) toward the QCE. One VET qualification (Certificate III level or higher) can be counted toward your ATAR.
State-of-the-art VET Facilities and Expert Teachers
Numerous schools in the Townsville Diocese have state-of-the-art facilities that replicate what is found in industry. Some of our schools are also Government-funded Trade Training Centres. VET students working in these authentic environments are provided with industry-realistic and work-ready skills that position them to be highly sought after by employers. In addition to being registered school teachers, our VET teachers hold industry qualifications and current industry experience in the vocational training area that they teach.