Vocational education


At KGSC we provide our senior students with a range of vocational education pathways enabling them to acquire workplace skills through engagement in nationally recognised VET training and/or a school-based traineeship/apprenticeship as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

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. The College has also partnered with experienced external RTO providers to deliver additional VET programs at an Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level of a Certificate II to Diploma.

On-Campus VET Certificate Courses delivered

  • ICT20115 Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology (RTO 30320 – KGSC)

  • CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) (RTO 30320 – KGSC)  

  • MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (RTO 31193 Blue Dog Training)

  • SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality, SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality, SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism and SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism (RTO 5710 Smart Skill Pty Ltd)

  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business and BSB50215 Diploma in Business (RTO 40489 Axiom)

  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (RTO 30798 The College of Health and Fitness)

All students studying VET courses at KGSC are required to apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI system is a register of qualifications obtained by each student and is a useful tool for keeping track of qualifications earned over their lifetime. RTOs cannot issue a qualification unless a USI has been supplied to the school. As such, students will be required to set up a USI upon commencement of a VET course. Further information and creation of USIs can be obtained from the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Portal.

Work experience

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

The benefits of work experience/ work placement to students:

  • better understanding of how classroom learning is applied in the workplace
  • 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 (SATs)

Senior students have access to nationally recognised education and training through traineeships and/or apprenticeships (SATs) 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 Senior Pathways Officer, Mrs Val Budworth and attend an interview to finalise the placement and/or SAT contract and organise the necessary Education Queensland International insurance documentation. Students must be covered by insurance or they will not be allowed to attend the workplace.

Education Queensland International Training Work Experience Placements for School Students Agreement (PDF, 182KB)

Information about work experience and SAT opportunities are communicated to students through the Senior School Studies Centre Bulletin in hard copy (located next to the KGSC Hall) and electronically in the College daily notices.

Contact information

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

Last reviewed 31 May 2019
Last updated 31 May 2019