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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that focus on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Our Year 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete qualifications at Certificate II and III level, either at school or outside of school (eg: TAFE). VET also includes school-based apprenticeships or traineeships.

Benefits of VET

Participating in VET can provide students with:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Credit points towards the attainment of Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • Hands-on work experience in the industry
  • Work-ready knowledge and skills 
  • Support in their transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) combine school, training and paid employment to give students in Year 10, 11 and 12 and industry-recognised national qualification and points towards their QCE. Our students are able to complete SATs in a large variety of industries, including vet nursing, childcare, automotive, tourism and hospitality, engineering, beauty, hairdressing, retail, electro technology, building and construction, health and many more.

VET Qualifications

Southern Cross Catholic College offers the following VET qualifications in regular timetabled lessons at school:

Provider (RTO)
QCE Points on Completion
CHC24015 - Certificate II in Active Volunteering (Year 10 only)

Townsville Catholic Education RTO: 31195


SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality

Year 11 (2020) Townsville Catholic Education RTO: 31195

Year 12 (2020) Blueprint Career Development RTO: 30978

BSB30115 - Certificate III in Business Year 11 & 12 (2020) Binnacle Training RTO: 31319 8

SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport & Recreation (Cert I & Cert II embedded)

Year 11 & 12 (2020) Binnacle Training RTO: 31319 8
CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction Blue Dog Training (RTO 31193) 3

Our students may also have the opportunity to complete VET qualifications outside of school, such as on a Wednesday at TAFE North.

Please contact Mrs Paula Bulat - Careers Officer - if you have any questions relating to the VET courses offered at the College.