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Vocational education

What is VET?

VET stands for vocational education and training. A vocational education and training student studies national recognised certificate course/s that have a clear industry focus. For example, certificate l in business, certificate lll in tourism or diploma in beauty.

Why do a vocational education and training course?

A vocational education and training course gives you industry knowledge and skills, as well as a qualification before leaving school, opening up employment opportunities.

What do I get?

  • A certificate upon successful completion.
  • A statement of attainment that lists modules completed.
  • Credit towards the Queensland certificate of education.

Certificate l - 2 or 3 credits; no partial completion.

Certificate ll - 4 credits towards Queensland certificate of education; partial completion recognised.

Certificate lll or lV - 5 to 8 credits towards Queensland certificate of education; partial completion recognised.

Diploma - up to 8 credits awarded; partial completion recognised. 

Where can I do a vocational education and training qualification?

Trinity Bay State High School is a registered training organisation (PDF, 44KB). Trinity Bay State High School offers students many VET is funded qualifications through a few registered training organisations, including TAFE north (located across the road from the school).

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

Trinity Bay State High School supports school based apprentices and trainees.  For further information, please contact Mrs Kim Bannister, senior secondary assistant (kbann8@eq.edu.au). Vacancies are advertised in student notices, the school's Facebook page and in the senior secondary office.  

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