Vocational Education and Training (VET)


At KGSC we provide our senior students with a range of Vocational Education 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), and 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 private 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 pathways opportunities are available to Year 11 and 12 students, and Year 10 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).

Complaints and Appeals

The school as an RTO has a complaints and appeals policy specific to the RTO operations

A complaint can be made to the school RTO regarding the conduct of

    • the school RTO, its trainers, assessors or other school RTO staff;
    • students of the RTO;
    • any third parties providing services on behalf of the school RTO (if relevant).

An appeal can be made to the school RTO to request a review of a decision, including assessment decisions.

The school RTO will ensure that the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are adopted at every stage of the complaints and appeals process. All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal. If the school RTO considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the complaint or appeal, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter. If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.

Kelvin Grove State College Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures

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

  • MEM20419 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (RTO 31193 - Blue Dog Training)
  • SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (RTO 5710 - Smart Skills Pty Ltd)
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business (RTO 40489 – Axiom College)  
  • BSB50215 Diploma in Business (RTO 40489 – Axiom College)
  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (RTO 30798 - The College of Health and Fitness)
  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (RTO 3068)


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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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. As such, students will be required to set up a USI upon commencement of a VET course.

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 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.

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School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

Senior students have access to nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) 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).

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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.

The Work Experience Agreement Form:

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

Information about work experience and SAT opportunities are communicated to students through the Senior 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 and RTO Manager, Mrs Jennifer DaSilva on (07) 3352 7308 or email



Last reviewed 31 October 2019
Last updated 31 October 2019