Vocational Education and Training (VET)


At Kelvin Grove State College we provide our Senior students with a range of Vocational Educational and Training (VET) learning pathways.  VET provides students with the opportunity to engage in education and training as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), 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.

Nationally recognised VET must be delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO), including:

  • schools that are RTOs
  • other RTOs, such as TAFE and training providers.


Students can access VET in a number of ways, including:

  • work experience
  • through our College as a registered training organisation (RTO)
  • at a TAFE or another RTO
  • through a school-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SATs)


These pathway opportunities are available to Year 11 and 12 students, and Year 10 students in certain cases.


As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 30320) KGSC has a scope of registration covering the industry areas of Creative Media and Information, Digital Media and Technology and can be accessed at the National Register on Vocational Education and Training.

ICT20115 Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology

CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries – Media.

In addition, the College works in partnership with a number of External RTO providers to deliver the following VET programs.


  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business, RTO 45030 – Barrington Australia
  • BSB50215 Diploma in Business, RTO 45030 - Barrington Australia
  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and SIS30315 Cert III in Fitness, RTO 30798 – The College of Health and Fitness
  • AV30419 Certificate III in Aviation, (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight),  RTO32292 – Specialised Career Solutions
  • HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services and CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, RTO 40489 Axiom College
  • TAFE Queensland at Schools Programs


Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying VET courses at KGSC are required to apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

The USI sy6stem is a register of qualifications obtained by each student and is a useful tool for keeping track of qualification earned over their lifetime.  RTOs cannot issue a qualification unless a USI has been supplied.  As such, students will be required to set up a USI upon commencement of a VET course.

Further information on the creation of USI's can be obtained from the USI Portal.


Work Experience

Work experience placements are available for students from Year 9 to Year 12 to assist students in their transition from school to university, training and/or work.

The benefits of work experience to students:

  • better understanding of how classroom
  • better understanding of the work environment and what employers expect of their workers
  • an opportunity to explore possible career options including non-gender stereotyped occupations
  • increased maturity, confidence and self-reliance
  • increased motivation to continue study and/or undertake further training


School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT's)

Senior students have access to nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET through traineeships and/or apprenticeships (SAT) that are registered with the Department of Education. Students are engaged in paid employment and study both on the job and off the job.  These students are  given the opportunity to commence studies and work in their chosen field whilst still at school.  The credentials are nationally recognised and students may be fast tracked into future courses.  A flexible school program at KGSC allows students to effectively combine a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT) while studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).


Work Experience and/or a SAT student application process

Students submit an expression of interest form to the VET and Pathways Coordinator, Mrs Val Budworth and attend an interview to finalise the work experience placement and/or SAT contract.  At this interview the College will organise the necessary Education Queensland insurance documentation for completion.  Students must be covered by insurance or they will not be allowed to attend the workplace.


Contact Information

Should you have any further queries related to VET programs at Kelvin Grove State College please contact Head of Department Senior Schooling and RTO Manager, Mrs Jennifer DaSilva on 07 3352 7308 or email

Last reviewed 05 February 2021
Last updated 05 February 2021