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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Careers Education

St Michael’s College provides the opportunity for every student to plan a pathway to enable them to be successful post year 12. The Careers Centre is located in Student Services and is accessible to all students within the College. Parents wishing to make an appointment with the Careers Adviser, Mr Michael Esdale should contact our Careers Support Officer, Mrs Jodie David on 07 55302722 or via email jdavid@stmichaels.qld.edu.au. Students wishing to schedule an appointment should see Mrs David in Student Services during break times to obtain an appointment slip.

St Michael’s College (RTO NO: 30490)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

WHAT IS VET?

Vocational Education and Training (also known as VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for work.


At St. Michael’s College, we currently offer the following VET subjects:

(Please click on below links to view full details of the subjects)

YEAR 11/12

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business (issued by Foundation Education: RTO number 22557)

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business (issued by Foundation Education: RTO number 22557)

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (issued by St Michael's College: RTO number 30490)

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (issued by Cairns Training Academy: RTO number 30857)

CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction (issued by TAFE Queensland Gold Coast: RTO number 0083)

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (issued by Australian Institute of Personal Trainers: RTO number 32363, in partnership with Foundation Education: RTO number 22557)


Student Handbooks:
VET Student Information Manual
VET Structured Work Placement Handbook

At St Michael’s College we also offer:

  • School Based Traineeships
  • School Based Apprenticeships
  • TAFE Courses
  • Work Experience

If interested in traineeships, apprenticeships, TAFE Courses and/or work experience, please contact Michael Esdale, Vocational Pathways and Career Coordinator.


CODE OF PRACTICE

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), St Michael’s College has agreed to operate within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. This includes a commitment to recognise the training qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations.

St. Michael’s College is registered to deliver VET courses under the direction of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) as a delegate for the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

All of the VET courses offered by this college can lead to nationally recognised qualifications – a certificate (if all of the requirements of the qualification are completed) or a statement of attainment (for those parts that are successfully completed where the full qualification is not completed). This certificate/statement of attainment will be recognised in all eight state/territories in Australia. This is because Australia has a national qualifications framework called the Vocational Qualifications Framework (VQF). Certificates gained can lead directly to employment, further study or tertiary pathways.


SERVICE AGREEMENT

Educational pathway programs are generally two-year courses. St. Michael’s College guarantees that all students will be provided with every opportunity to complete the certificate courses offered as per the rights and obligations outlined in the enrolment process and student information handbooks. Students successfully achieving all qualification requirements will be provided with a Qualification and a Record of Results. Students who achieve at least one unit (but not a full qualification) for a certificate will receive a Statement of Attainment for units successfully achieved.

All reasonable opportunities will be provided to students, who enter a VET course after the initial start date, to complete the full certificate. However, this may not be achievable in all cases and students will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for competencies achieved from their entry point. Students who exit a certificate course prior to its completion date will receive a Statement of Attainment for competencies completed at the date of exit from the course.

All courses offered need to be of a viable class size for the College to run them. In the event that a VET subject may not run or the school can no longer deliver a course offered, every effort will be made to ensure that students may complete their studies through another RTO. In some cases this may incur costs.


LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Assessment is competency based. Students must demonstrate competence on more than one occasion to be deemed competent.

A range of teaching and learning strategies will be used to deliver competencies. These may include, but are not limited to: practical tasks, group work, activities in simulated work environments, student workbooks, observations, oral questioning, work placements and industry excursions and activities.

Appropriately qualified staff will asses the extent to which a student is likely to achieve the stated competency standards and outcomes of the course, based on his/her qualifications and experience.


STRUCTURED WORK PLACEMENT

Many VET courses have compulsory structured work placement to be undertaken throughout the two-year course. Owing to the nature of individual industry requirements, work placement may occur during school hours or may need to be undertaken out of school hours or in school holidays. Please refer to individual course outlines for work placement requirements.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Please contact the Vocational Pathways and Career Coordinator, Michael Esdale for further information

07 5530 2722

Email: mesdale@stmichaels.qld.edu.au