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4. VET

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​​What is VET?

VET stands for Vocational Education and Training and refers to education and training that provides the practical skills and knowledge you need to:

  • join the workforce
  • gain an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • enter tertiary study.

Vocational Education

Alexandra Hills State High School offers a range of Vocational Education and Training opportunities for students. These include stand-alone vocational education programs at Alexandra Hills SHS, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, work experience, and TAFE programs.

VET qualifications offered at Alexandra Hills SHS are at one of the following levels:

  • Certificate I, II, III
  • For more information on which Certificate subjects offered at Alexandra Hills SHS, see Senior Subjects (link)

For more information on VET delivered at Alexandra Hills State High School, please contact the HOD of Senior School, Mrs Allison Smith, alsmi1@eq.edu.au.

Read more about how a VET qualification fits your education pathway.

Is VET for me?

You can benefit from a VET qualification at different times throughout your career or education.

School students

Participating in a VET course while at school may:

  • provide credit toward your Queensland Certificate of Education
  • contribute to the calculation of your tertiary selection rank
  • support your transition to employment, vocational and higher education.

To find out what options are available at Alexandra Hills SHS, discuss with the Head of Senior Schooling.

Read about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships and school-based programs and courses.

Job seekers

VET can give you:

Learn how a VET qualification can help you.

You may gain course credit for your existing qualifications or experience through a process known as recognition of prior learning.

Find a VET course

You can find a VET course in Queensland through the Queensland Skills Gateway. It provides access to information on VET available across Queensland. The website allows you to search and browse information including courses, training providers, government funding and career pathways. The site also features a simple questionnaire to help you find out if you are eligible for government subsidised training.

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Last reviewed 25 February 2022
Last updated 25 February 2022