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Vocational education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) - RTO 30433
Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.
Student achievement in accredited vocational education qualifications is based on industry-endorsed competency standards and is recorded on the Senior Statement. The Senior Statement is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and this may give advanced standing towards a traineeship or apprenticeship and/or credit on entry to courses at TAFE Institutes and other registered training organisations.
VET Qualifications contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education if the required standard is reached.
Sarina State High School offers the following VET subjects to students in Year 10, 11 and 12:  
CUA10315 Certificate I in Visual Arts
CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts
BSB10115 Certificate I in Business
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering
MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
SIS10115 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
30981QLD Certificate II in Workplace Practices
SIT10213 Certificate I in Hospitality
SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality
ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
MSA10107 Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)
ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies
AHC10210 Certificate I in AgriFood Operations
AHC21210 Certificate II in Rural Operations
 # Delivery of these certificates will be dependent of the approval status of Sarina State High School Scope of Registration.

All students are provided with a VET Student Information Handbook on enrolment in a VET course.
Further details about each Course is contained in the 2017 Senior Course Guide.   Download Senior Course Guide 2017 (PDF).
The 2018 Senior Course Guide is also available to download now. Download Senior Course Guide 2018 (PDF).
In partnership with external RTOs, Sarina State High School is able to offer the following VET Certificates:
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Delivered in collaboration with Cairns Training Academy RTO Number 30857 –
SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness (Delivered in collaboration with Binnacle Training RTO Number 31319 -
The USI (Unique Student Identifier) was introduced nationally on 1 January 2015 for all students studying VET qualifications.  The school is not permitted to issue Statements of Attainment or Certificates unless students have a USI recorded with Sarina State High School.  After students obtain a USI, they must provide the Head of Senior Secondary with the USI number. 
Details about obtaining and reporting a USI to the school is outlined in the following documents.
Sarina State High School has a Complaints and Appeals Policy that applies to all students studying a VET course.
Sarina State High School Complaints and Appeals Policy (PDF, 74KB)
School based apprenticeships and traineeships combine school, work and on-the-job training giving a student the opportunity to earn while they learn. SATS are an optional pathway option for students in Senior Secondary.
 Benefits of a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Earn while you learn
  • Contribute credit points toward the Queensland Certificate Education (QCE)
  • Gain a nationally endorsed qualification
  • Receive practical on the job training
  • Improve confidence and communication skills  
 Getting Started
  • Choose the right apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Find an employer and organise work experience, this will give the student time to know if the position is the right one.
  • Contact the school SAT Co-ordinator who will guide you, your child and the employer through the sign-up and relevant paper-work required to get started.  
How Can We Help?
The Senior Secondary Department is available to assist the student with updating their resume and work experience requirements. We also provide support to the student throughout the school based apprenticeship or traineeship.  
HOD Senior Secondary: Mrs Kira Fraser
Senior Secondary Community Support
Officer/SAT Co-ordinator: Mrs Brenda Windsor