Vocational Trainings Cox's Bazar Laboratory School
The Student Services Department has dedicated staff who can facilitate VET courses, work experience and
Some VET courses are delivered at Stuartholme whilst
others require study off-campus with another educational provider (i.e. TAFE, private providers).
What is a VET course?
A VET course is a practical, competency based qualification aimed
at preparing students for working in a particular sector.
VET qualifications are recognised in every Australian State.
VET courses cover a large number of careers and industries
including Business, Creative Industries, Hospitality, Events and Tourism,
Health and Community Services, Horticulture and Environment, Information and
Communication Technology, Beauty and Hairdressing, Trades etc. A completed
Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma will provide students with a rank (
68, 74 and 82 respectively) and can provide
pathways to universities and other tertiary study providers. Upon successful completion,
this contributes to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), is awarded a QTAC rank
and accepted in all Queensland universities.
How is eligibility determined?
Students eligible for a VET course may be identified by their performance
in Year 10 testing and school results. Testing is carried out by the Student Services Department.
Students wishing to be considered for an externally based vocational subject must first meet
with the Careers Advisor to discuss possible options and gain approval.
The VET Coordinator can help students source work experience and train them in
Workplace Health and Safety before they commence placement. They also organise
the paper work so students are insured by the School while on placement.
Stuartholme offers School-based traineeships as part of the VET program in Years 11 and 12.
Traineeships are a great way to support theoretical learning through practical
experience for an area of work a student is interested in. Trainees work one
day per week as an employee of a company, are paid a wage and study a Certificate
III relevant to their work. For example, we have had students working at the Emporium
Hotel completing a SIT30707 Certificate III in Hospitality. The VET Coordinator helps students
source a traineeship and provides support over the course of their training. Students who
choose this option miss one day of lessons and are required to catch up each week. The Curriculum
Office and Student Services Department work closely in ensuring student timetables are adjusted to
allow for this.