Vocational Education and Training (VET)


​​What is Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) prepares people for the world of work and forms part of a broader educational network in Australia that includes schools, TAFE, Universities and Private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

VET offers students the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications whilst at school. Successful completion of VET is education and hands-on quality training for specific industries and occupations.

VET qualifications are offered at Kelvin Grove State College from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) I, II, III, IV to Diploma levels in a range of courses. These qualifications contribute to a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

VET programs can be studied as stand-alone academic courses or combined with on the job training in the form of school-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SATs).

Read more about VET

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying VET courses 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.  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 Australian Government USI Portal


Related Links  

QCE Information

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

myfuture – VET page


QCAA Student Portal

USI Portal

QCE Pathway


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

TAFE and other training provider offerings.


At Kelvin Grove State College (KGSC) our senior students are provided with a range of VET learning pathways.  VET provides students with the opportunity to engage in education and training as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Successful completion of VET provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that deliver the skills and knowledge required for specific industries and occupations.

A range of nationally recognised VET qualifications are delivered by the school as a registered training organisation (RTO #30320) and/or in partnership with external RTOs.

At the College Senior students can complete the following VET qualifications: 







Foundation SkillsFirst Aid Skill Set

CSTC Pty Ltd

RTO #0699

Health Care

HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Axiom College

RTO #40489

Manufacturing and EngineeringMEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Blue Dog Training

RTO #31193

Creative IndustriesCUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries




CUA310 Certificate III in Screen and Media (Multimedia)

TAFE Queensland

RTO #0275

TAFE at School program

Information Technology


Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies




Certificate III in Information Technology




Certificate III in Information Technology

(3A General, 3B Cyber Awareness or 3C Apple Computer Focus)

TAFE Queensland

RTO #0275

TAFE at School program

HospitalitySIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Smart Skills Pty Ltd.

RTO #5710

AviationAVI30419 Cert III in Aviation (Remote Piloting)

Specialist Career Solutions

RTO #32292

Professional ServicesBSB30120 Certificate III in Business

Barrington College

RTO #45030

Professional Services

BSB50120 Diploma of Business


Barrington College

RTO #45030


For Sports Excellence Program Only

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

College of Health and Fitness



Senior students can also engage in VET learning off campus.  

TAFE at School Course Guide 2022

TAFE at School Price List

RTO #0275  


KGSC Contact Information

To access a copy of the current RTO marketing information including the costs of these VET programs and other opportunities offered through KGSC please contact the VET and Pathways Coordinator, Mrs Emma Zhao on 07 3352 7301 or email

SATs Information

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

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 provided 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).

Read more about SATs.

SAT student application process

Students submit an expression of interest form to the Head of Department Senior School Jennifer DaSilva and the VET and Pathways Coordinator, Mrs Emma Zhao.

The application is process and the student is invited to attend an interview to work through each stage to finalise the SAT contract and other documentation required by the Queensland Government.

KGSC Contact Information

Should you have any further queries related to school-based traineeship and/or apprenticeships at school please contact the VET and Pathways Coordinator, Mrs Emma Zhao on 07 3352 7301 or email

Work Experience Information


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

A work experience program provides a formal arrangement whereby students, while enrolled at a school, participate in activities at a place of paid or voluntary work. Work experience is the short-term placement of students with businesses and organisations to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located, and is unpaid. Whilst undertaking work experience, students will observe different aspects of work within their chosen industry and may assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor, but should not undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise. Students must be at least 14 years old.

The benefits of work experience to students:

  • gain a better understanding of how classroom learning is applied in the workplace,
  • develop a better understanding of the work environment and what employers expect of their workers,
  • explore possible career options including non-gender stereotyped occupations,
  • grow in confidence, maturity and self-reliance,
  • develop increased motivation to continue study and/or undertake further training.

    Read more about work experience

Work experience student application process

    1. Students arrange an appointment to discuss this opportunity with the VET and Pathways Coordinator.
    2. Students identify an employer who would be willing to take them on for Work Experience.
    3. Students determine a suitable time for Work Placement with the VET and Pathways Coordinator.
    4. Students must obtain signatures from employer, parent/carer and themselves, and then return the Queensland Government Work Experience Agreement form to school. This is the student's responsibility, and is a legal requirement to cover insurance. Failure to return form or get signature (by due date) will result in the placement not going ahead and student will be required to come to school.

Contact Information

Should you have any further queries related to work experience at Kelvin Grove State College please contact the VET and Pathways Coordinator, Mrs Emma Zhao on 07 3352 7301 or email


Last reviewed 19 May 2022
Last updated 19 May 2022