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Vocational Education & Training
Students in Years 11 and 12 can choose to study a course designed to achieve university entrance or a vocational course leading to employment. A combination of both is also possible. Students seeking employment can undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses which provide practical workplace skills to prepare for the workplace. VET courses link hands-on learning with theoretical understanding.
Holy Spirit College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 30619). VET Certificates taught at HSC come under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) standards. Certificate qualifications gained at HSC are nationally recognised.
Students may undertake a range of Certificate I, II, III and IV courses in: Aviation (Remote Pilot); Business; Christian Ministry and Theology; Construction; Early Childhood Education and Care; Engineering Pathways; Health Services Assistance; Hospitality; Fitness.
Certificate courses can also be combined with Applied subjects such as Essential English, Essential Mathematics, Sport & Recreation, Aquatics Practices, Hospitality Practices and Industrial Graphics Skills. VET Certificates and Applied subjects contribute credits to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students who successfully complete a Certificate III or IV course may be eligible for university entrance at participating universities. A completed Certificate III or IV or Applied Subject result can also be used as a 5th subject in the calculation of an ATAR.
Programs at HSC that support students’ transition in to the workplace include:
- Nationally Recognised Certificates,
- Structured Work Placement,
- Work Experience,
- School Based Apprenticeships / Traineeships,
- Year 12 Learning & Enhancement Program for VET students, and
- CQUniversity VET in Schools (VETiS) Program.
The VET Coordinator at HSC further assists students with Job Applications including Resume Writing and Interview Skills.