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Vocational Education

 
What is VET? 
 
 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway available for young people in senior secondary.  VET provides students with the opportunity to engage in education and training which may lead to employment and/or further study.
 
Successful completion of VET provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that deliver the skills and knowledge required for specific industries and occupations. Successful completion of VET provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that deliver the skills and knowledge required for specific industries and occupations.
 
VET qualifications can be undertaken in Years 10, 11 and 12 and may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.
 
What are the benefits of VET Certificate courses?
 
Benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to):
 
·         obtaining practical experience from work
 
·         gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate
 
·         developing employability skills
 
·         developing and improving interpersonal skills
 
·         allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.
 
More information about VET in schools can be accessed via:
 
 
 
·         Training Queensland
 
·         Apprenticeships information or contact 1800 210 210
 
Vocational placements
 
Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to receive practical on-the-job training and experience as an assessable part of their vocational education and training course.
 
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) must ensure full compliance of qualifications and accredited courses that require vocational placement, under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
 
 
 
What VET courses are offered at Coombabah State High School ( RTO 30063)?
 
Certificate III in Business*
Certificate II in Hospitality*
Certificate III in Health Services  (need to add in correct name from Gary)*
Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care*
Cert 1 Construction*
*courses delivered by Coombabah SHS staff under the direction of outside RTO’s   
 
 
 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 18/7/19 and is subject to change.”