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:  

  • ACM10117 - Certificate I in Animal Studies
  • AHC10216 - Certificate I in AgriFood Operations
  • AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture
  • BSB20115 - Certificate II in Business
  • CUA20715 - Certificate II in Visual Arts
  • FSK20113 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • MEM10105 - Certificate I in Engineering
  • MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering
  • MSM10216 - Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)
  • SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality

 # 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.​

Download 2022 Senior Course Guide (PDF).​

Further details about each Course is contained in the Senior Course Guide. 

Download VET Student Handbook 2022 (PDF).

In partnership with external RTOs, Sarina State High School is able to offer the following VET Certificates:

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business (Delivered in collaboration with Binnacle Training RTO Number 31319 -

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (Delivered in collaboration with Binnacle Training RTO Number 31319 -

School bases apprenticeships and traineeships combine school, work and off-the-job training, giving a student the opportunity to earn while they learn. SATs are an optional pathway option for students in Senior Secondary.


Unique Student Identifier

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.

Download Fact Sheet - USI - Student Information (PDF, 284KB)

Complaints and Appeals Policy

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 16​9KB)

School based apprenticeships and trainees (SATS)

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.

Senior School Liason Officer: Mrs Brenda Windsor

Last reviewed 15 March 2022
Last updated 15 March 2022