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Vocational Education

What is VET?

VET (Vocational and Education Training) represents the certificate courses offered under the Australian Qualifications and Training Framework. In these courses, students are working towards competency by completing modules of work. In some courses, students are required to participate in Vocational Placement. 
The certificate qualification that students obtain is recognised throughout Australia. A Statement of Attainment, instead of a Certificate, is issued if a student does not gain competency in all the modules. 

What are the benefits of VET Certificate courses?

  1. They improve the transition from school to work for students.  
  2. Students become more employable.  
  3. Minimal costs are involved.  
  4. Students gain credit points towards their QCE.  

VET pathways

 VET offers a direct pathway network. VET qualifications allow students to enter the workforce, but you can also continue building on your qualifications throughout your career. Completing one VET qualification will often give you credit for a more advanced qualification, either in the VET sector or even at university.  

How is VET connected with industry?

 Most VET courses are part of national training packages, which are updated regularly in consultation with relevant industry bodies. They also comprise of the same curriculum wherever they are studied. So, if a student needs to move interstate during a course, credit can be transferred to an identical program at a different organisation. 

VET courses also have the advantage of being ‘competency based’, which means that qualifications are gained when the required skill level is achieved, rather than having to study a certain number of years before being recognised.  


What VET courses are offered?

Courses delivered by Coombabah SHS (RTO 30063)  

Certificate III in Business*


Certificate II in Hospitality* 


HLT325512/HLT21212 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance/Certificate II in    Health Support Services*  SUPPORT SERVICES

CHC30402 - Certificate III in Children's Services* 

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation*


Certificate I in Construction*


Certificate II in Furniture Making*

​ * courses delivered by an outside provider ​
 Recognition of Prior Learning policy
 All students shall have access to, and be offered Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Recognition of Prior Learning procedure
In the first VET class of the year, the teacher shall make students aware of the school’s RPL policy. Teachers will remind students of this policy at the beginning of each new term and provide opportunities to engage in the RPL process.
When approached by a student seeking RPL, teachers will:
a.    provide the student with copies of an RPL Application Form 
b.    provide the student with information about the types of evidence that can be used to support an RPL application 
c.    make a prompt decision and notify students of the outcome of the RPL process 
d.    update the student’s records if RPL is granted.
This information was accurate as of 26/10/16 and is subject to change.”