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Vocational
 

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 Certificate. The Senior Certificate 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 reached.
 
Mackay State High School offers the following VET subjects to students: 

Year 10

All Year 10 students are expected to enrol in Certificate 2 qualification as part of their senior studies.  Students will enrol in one of the following qualifications during Year 10 and 11:
 
Certificate II in Business BSB20115
Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT20115
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113
 
In partnership with an external RTO, Mackay State High School offers the following VET Certificate to our sporting academy students
 
SIS20313 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (delivered in collaboration with Binnacle Training RTO Number 31319 - http://www.binnacletraining.com.au
 
Further details about each Course is contained in the Year 10 Curriculum Guide 2018.   Download Year 10 Subject Guide 2018 (PDF, 1409KB)

Year 11 and 12

Students may have the opportunity to enrol in the following courses as an elective in Year 11 and 12:
 
Certificate I in Construction CPC10111 – Year 12 only in 2018
Certificate I in Engineering MEM10105 – Year 12 only in 2018
 
In partnership with an external RTO, Mackay State High School offers the following VET Certificate:
 
SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness (delivered in collaboration with Binnacle Training RTO Number 31319 - http://www.binnacletraining.com.au
 
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 Senior Curriculum Guide 2018.   Download 2018 Senior Curriculum Guide (PDF, 3626KB) 

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 Mackay State High School.  After students obtain a USI, they must provide the Head of Senior Schooling with the USI number. 
 
Details about obtaining and reporting a USI to the school is outlined in the following documents.

COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS POLICY

Mackay State High School has a Complaints and Appeals Policy that applies to all students studying a VET course.
Download Policy and Procedure Complaints and Appeals 2018 (PDF, 54KB)

VET in Schools Program – Central Queensland University

Year 11 and 12 students are also able to enrol in a VET course as part of the VET in Schools Program through Central Queensland University (RTO Code:  40939).  Students attend their VET course at CQU one day per week, and attend Mackay State High School on the remaining four days. 
Information about these courses can be found at:  https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/tafe-training/vet-in-schools
 
 
For further enquiries about Vocational Education and Training, please contact:
 
Sharon Barnard
Head of Senior Schooling
4957 9134
 
OR
 
Annamaria Esau
Senior Phase Officer
4957 9152