Southern Cross Catholic College offers an excellent Vocational Education Program which provides pathways for students into the world of work and further study which can lead to University entry for a lot of courses.Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses can be undertaken in the following ways:
Undertake a nationally recognised qualification offered onsite by an external RTO (see details below). These courses are undertaken at the school as per normal timetable arrangements.
Undertake a nationally recognised qualification offered by an external RTO (see details below). These courses are undertaken at the external RTO location.
Undertaken as a School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship involving paid work and “on-the-job” training.
In Years 11 and 12 students can undertake off-campus, a VET pathway which might include VET in School programs offered by TAFE Queensland, including SkillsTech, All Trades Queensland Banyo, some ATTC North Brisbane courses or school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. Other short courses include Responsible Service of Alcohol delivered by BluePrint and the Building and Construction Industry Safety Induction White Card delivered by Blue Dog Training. Students can apply for these programs including a school-based traineeship or apprenticeship following the SET Plan Meeting process which takes place in the second half of Year 10. Vacancies are advertised in the daily bulletin for students as well as on the Careers Noticeboard, where students can find their own traineeships or apprenticeships. Students can complete or partially complete their school-based traineeships or apprenticeships whilst still at school and their qualifications are nationally recognised. Completed certificates contribute points towards a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education.