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Vocational education

VET refers to education and training which focuses on delivering skills and knowledge recquired for specific industries.  it is a learning option for students in the senior phase of learning.  Student achievement in subjects with vocational competencies receive credit towards qualifications recognised nationally within the Vocational Qualification Framework (VQF).

Coolum State High School is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO: 30272). Students are able to select from qualifications on our school's scope of registration and/or external training provider options.

Students at Coolum State High School can access VET in a number of ways including:

  • through Coolum State High School as a Registered Training Organisation National Provider Number 30272 - has VET qualifications (AQF Level I, II)
  • through external Registered Training Organisations (AQF Level III, IV)
  • through a schoolbased apprenticeship or traineeship.

VET Qualifications Offered at Coolum State High School

Delivery of courses may be in class, online, off campus, work placement or a combination of these.

Please refer to the Senior Subject Handbook 2017 (PDF, 3352KB) for units of competency and course duration and/or by visiting the websites of our external RTO partners.  All details are provided during the Year 10 Career Pathways Program, at Year 10 SET Plan interviews, and at enrolment into the school.

Information for 2018 subjects is available in 2018 Senior Secondary Course and Subject Information Handbook.

Students may access information through the VET Student Handbook (PDF, 491KB) or by contacting Head of Department Patrick Walden, Technology Staffroom.

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  • Business and Information Technology incorporating
    BSB20115 Certificate II in Business and
    ICT20115 Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • CUA20715 - Certificate II in Visual Arts
  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • SIS20213 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality
  • SIT20116 - Certificate II in Tourism
  • AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture - Certificate will run in 2018 if class numbers are sufficient
  • BSB10115 - Certificate I in Business
  • ICT10115 - Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology


Certificates Offered through Outside Providers 

Cairns Training Academy

HLT32412 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 

Unity College

39292QLD Certificate IV Justice (2017)

10283NAT Certificate IV Crime and Justice (2018)

Binnacle Training

SIS30513 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 

BlueDog Training

MEM20413 Certificate II Engineering Pathways

You need a USI

In a major step towards making unnecessary training a thing of the past, the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office opened its doors in mid-October 2014.

Every year, many Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training.  And getting the right skills when and where industry needs them is a key building block to Australia's future prosperity.  The USI (PDF, 230KB) will build a structure that supports targeted training for the needs of industry.

For Australian industry and the Vocational Education and Traininig (VET) sector, the USI information means:

  • less time in waiting for job applicants to confirm their nationally recognised training qualifications
  • evidence-based smarter regulation for the reduction of poor quality training
  • sharing of training information will make it easier for training providers and for Australian businesses
  • greater efficiency in managing interactions with governments and regulators, simplyifying government VET program eligibility and entitlement processing. 

Reissue of Certificates

Please complete the Certificate Reissue Application Form as per instructions and return to the Administration Office for processing with the applicable fee.