Vocational Education and Training (VET)

​​​​​​​Vocational education and training (VET) is "education and training for work". It enables students to gain qualifications for different industry areas and specific skills to help them in the workplace. VET courses are accredited through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

St Teresa’s Catholic College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 31297) and senior students are able to select from qualifications on the College scope of registration and from a variety offered by other registered training providers. Delivery mode may be face-to-face, online, off campus, or a combination of these. Details of these courses can be found in the Senior Learning Handbook or the Year 10 Subject Selection Handbook, made available to students during the SET Planning process/Year 10 subject selection process, or to students when enrolling at the College, or by visiting the websites of our partner organisations.

Completed VET courses contribute credit toward the Queensland Certificate of Education and provide a pathway to further training and/or study. Completed AQF qualifications at level III and above may contribute to a student's ATAR calculation. ​

St Teresa's VET Privacy Policy.pdf

St Teresa's RTO 32197 Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure.pdf

Publications and Handbooks

​Please click on the links below to download out latest handbooks.

2021 Senior Learning Handbook.pdf

2022 Senior Learning Handbook V1.JUNE 2021.pdf

VET qualifications delivered for 2021 at St Teresa’s Catholic College *




​Certificate II in Active Volunteering
​Volunteering Queensland - RTO 6020
Certificate III in Business
Binnacle Training - RTO 31319
Diploma of Business
Prestige Service Training - RTO 31981
Certificate I in Construction
Blue Dog Training Pty Ltd - RTO 31193
Certificate IV in Dance
St Teresa's Catholic College - RTO 31297
​Certificate IV in Crime and Justice
​Unity College - RTO 32123
Certificate III in Information Digital Media and TechnologySt Teresa's Catholic College - RTO 31297
Certificate III in Engineering - Technical (CAD)
SIS30315 &
Certificate III in Fitness &
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Bin​nacle Training - RTO 31319
Certificate II in Hospitality​
Smartskill Pty Ltd - RTO 5710
Certificate IV in Music Industry
Queensland College of Music - RTO 40821
Certificate III in Tourism (Year 12 only)
Smartskill Pty Ltd - RTO 5710
Certificate III in Visual Art (Focus on Photography)

*Program viability is subject to enrolment numbers. The College reserves the right to withdraw a program from offer.

TAFE Queensland, RTO 0275, offers a number of VET programs for school students. Details of these will be available on the TAF​E at school page of the organisation’s website.


For further information regarding VET programs, contact:  Geoff Young, Pathways / VET Coordinator (Acting)

on (07) 5474 0022

 or at geoffrey.m.young@bne.catholic.edu.au​​ 


School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

As a school-based apprentice or trainee, students can work for an employer, and get paid, train toward a nationally recognized qualification and complete their senior secondary school studies.

  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships:
  • are mainly designed for Year 11 and 12 students,
  • help students transition from school to work,
  • provide students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge relating to actual employment situations
  • allow students to start, and in some cases, complete a vocational qualification while still at school
  • improve students post-schooling employment and training opportunities and pathways

For further information and assistance regarding School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, contact:​

 Meegan Ford or Rosemary Bartley, Pathways Assistants

on (07)  5474 0022

or at snoopathways@bne.catholic.edu.au​​