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Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education & Training

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that focus on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Our Year 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete qualifications at Certificate I, II and III level, either at school or outside of school (e.g. TAFE). VET also includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Benefits of VET 

Participating in VET can provide students with:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Credit points towards the attainment of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • Hands-on work experience in the industry
  • Work-ready knowledge and skills
  • Support in their transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) combine school, training and paid employment to give students in Year 10, 11 and 12 and industry-recognised national qualification and points towards their QCE. Our students are able to complete SATs in a large variety of industries, including vet nursing, childcare, automotive, tourism and hospitality, engineering, beauty, hairdressing, retail, electro technology, building and construction, health and many more.

VET Qualifications at SMMC

St Margaret Mary’s College offers the following VET qualifications to students in regular timetabled classes:

Qualification Provider (RTO) Maximum QCE Points on completion:

SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality (Year 10)

Townsville Catholic Education RTO 31195


FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (Year 10)

Townsville Catholic Education RTO 31195


BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Year 11 and 12)

Townsville Catholic Education RTO 31195


SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Year 11 and 12)

Binnacle Training RTO 31319


HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services


HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistant

(Year 11 and 12)

Connect ‘n’ Grow

RTO 40518

Please see Senior Subject Handbook for further information about Course Outlines, Units and Content.

Our students may also have the opportunity to complete VET qualifications outside of school, such as on a Wednesday at TAFE North.

VET with Townsville Catholic Education RTO

St Margaret Mary’s College delivers courses within Townsville Catholic Education RTO.  Please find further information on the TCE Website.

Please contact Mrs Katherine Truntic – Senior Pathways & VET – if you have any questions relating to the VET courses offered at the College.