Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to acquire workplace skills through nationally recognised training within an accredited course.
At St Mary’s College, our students have a limitless range of options to pursue with the training and courses available to them.
These opportunities such as school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT) and attending external Queensland Studies Authority registered training organisations (RTO).
They are available to all Year 11 and 12 students and in some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.
St Mary’s College offers several subjects as part of its Vocational Education program. These Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses are nationally accredited courses and certificates.
Students will be eligible to receive one or more certificate qualifications.
Qualifications gained are determined through competency-based assessment. The completed certificate/s and units of competency will appear on the Senior Statement.
Courses offered at St Mary’s College include:
“Completing the certificate IV course in crime and justice has been advantageous for me as I am interested in the legal system and how it works and I also get 8 QCE points. It is also great to have the opportunity to get a direct entry into the Bachelor of Criminology course at the University of Sunshine Coast. (Year 12 student Tajanna Parmenter)
“I currently do the Certificate II in Heath Support course at TAFE and it is great. TAFE at Maryborough has a Health Hub and there is a mock ward, mechanical hoist and shower rooms. It has been interesting learning the different treatment options available in health care.” (Year 11 student Aidan Bensein)