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Vocational education

What is VET?
Vocational Education and Training is for Year 10 -12 students who want to develop work-related knowledge and skills. VET can be completed in two different ways including:
  1. Stand-alone VET delivered by schools, TAFE or private providers;
  2. School-based traineeships and apprenticeships (SATs) allow students to work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification while completing their school studies. This will typically involve one day per school week off campus for students. If the SAT is not completed by the end of Year 12, students may convert to a full-time or part-time traineeship or a full-time apprenticeship.
Successfully completed VET courses will earn points that contribute towards a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Courses on offer at Sandgate
Sandgate District SHS is an RTO (RTO#30432) that offers a range of courses for students to complete at school.  We also deliver courses in partnership with TAFE and private providers at the school.  Students complete these subjects during standard class time as a subject.  Additional hours may need to be completed as part of work placement for a course.
Courses on offer for the year can be found in the current Subject Selection Handbook.
Costs of stand-alone VET courses provided by the school
There are costs associated with some VET certificates.  School-based VET courses that are offered by the school may have costs associated with activities such as excursions and units delivered externally.
Cost of stand-alone VET courses provided by external providers
VETis is a source of funding that is provided by the government to allow students to complete one Certificate I or II level course in a variety of areas free of charge.  TAFE and private providers will clearly indicate if a course is VETis funded. 
Students may also wish to pay for VET courses privately.  The school will support participation of these courses as long as it does not exceed one-day absence per week.
VET Complaints and Appeals Policy
Students can make complaints and appeals for all VET courses. This policy is available for school offerings within the School’s Intranet.
Relevant Links (please hyperlink)
QCAA – Queensland and Curriculum Assessment Authority:
ASQA – Australian Skills Quality Authority:
Australian Government – Department of Education and Training:
Australian Apprenticeship Support Network: