Why participate in Vocational Education and Training (VET)?
VET courses develop your skills and get you ready for work through practical learning. VET can also lead to further education and training. VET courses range from Certificate I qualifications to Advanced Diplomas.
When you study VET, you can leave school with:
- a statement of attainment (when you complete one or more units)
- qualification/s and a record of results (when you meet all requirements).
VET courses may contribute up to 8 credits per course towards your QCE.
One VET course at Certificate III level or higher, when combined with four General subjects, may also contribute to your ATAR.
If you're interested in studying VET, talk to the HOD Pathways at Springfield Central SHS.
completing a VET Couse require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
What is a USI?
The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters
- creates a secure online record of your recognised training and
qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake
recognised training with
- will give you access to your training records and transcripts
- can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
- is free and easy to create and stays with you for life
USIs are generated on the www.USI.gov.au website. Students will require Identification to
complete the process e.g. Medicare card or birth certificate.
School Based Options
Central State High School is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 40560). We
are recognised as providing quality assured, nationally recognised training and
qualifications by offering a variety of Certificates at Levels I and II. As the
RTO, these courses are internally and externally moderated.
have the right to appeal qualification results. Appeal forms are available for
download on this page or are available from the Head of Department Pathways.
Courses offered by Springfield Central State High School include:
CertificateII in Foundation Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Year 11 and 12
Certificate II in Business
Certificate II in Visual Art
Certificate II in Hospitality
Certificate III in Business
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Certificate II in Creative Industries
Certificate II in Financial Services
endeavor to keep our course offering fair, equitable and industry current and
therefore seek feedback willingly.
can be given to course trainers, the Head of Department of the curriculum area
or the Head of Department Pathways. Every year students will be asked to
complete a feedback survey. We ask that this survey is completed thoughtfully
and honestly so that we can use this feedback and continually improve.
we seek to improve our courses and welcome input from industry delegates. If
you are interested in helping us build quality qualifications inline with local
business needs please contact us.
Pathway students seek to undertake nationally recognised training by external
providers whilst they remain at school.
and traineeships are advertised to students via student notices, school
noticeboards and emails. Students wishing to complete an external training
opportunity must have parental permission. Permissions forms are available on
this page for download or can be collected at the Senior Pathways Office.
wishing to complete a course will be interviewed by the Senior Pathway team to
help ensure they are picking the correct pathway for their future needs as well
as outline the expectations of completing an external offering.
excepted into an external offering will be asked to ‘drop’ an existing subject,
giving them a study line so they can have more time to be successful in their school
program and course as well as be supported in the Independent Study Line (ISL)
year 11 and 12 who have a study line in period 1 or period 4 may apply for
flexi leave. Flexi leave allows students more time to study at home starting
the school day at 10.20am or leaving school at 1.30pm. All Flexi leave
approvals are granted by the Senior School Deputy Principal. Flexi leave forms
are available in the ISL room.
to represent Springfield Central State High School must adhere strictly to following
our core values "respect, resilience, relationships and
responsibility" and ensure attendance; behaviour and academic requirements
are met. In particular students must ensure
they catch up on any missed work due to work and study commitments.
To help meet
the diverse needs and interests of our school, students are able to access
external course options including those run by the TAFE In Schools programs (including
WesTec Trade Training Centre), Mater Education, Site Skills Training, Apprenticeships
Queensland, Barrington College and Fitnance College. Certificate 1,2,3,4 and
Diploma courses are on offer.
certificate I and II courses qualify for Vocational Education and Training in
Schools (VETis) Funding. It is important to note that all students are only
able to access their VETis funding once and as such should choose their course
wisely so their funding is not wasted.
have students enrolled in the following courses:
- Cert I
- Cert III
Engineering - Technical
- Diploma of
- Cert II/III
Health Support Services
- Cert II Animal Studies
- Cert II Salon Assistant
- Cert II Automotive
- Cert III
- Cert IV Crime
and Justice Studies; plus more
School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships
School based traineeships and apprenticeships are a combination
of school, off the job training (with a Registered Training Organisation) and
paid work (with a host employer) that gain credit towards a nationally
Students generally spend one day per week in the
workplace, however during school holidays, students may be asked to work extra
hours by mutual arrangement and negotiation between the student and the host
We currently have students completing traineeships and
Springfield Central VET Team
For any queries please contact:
Jo Andrews – Head of Department
Alison Russell – Administration email@example.com
Candace Stevenson – Independent
Study Line supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael Fletcher– Head of Department HPE email@example.com
John Thompson – Head of
Department Business/IT firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyce Goodarce – Head of Department Technology (Hospitality) email@example.com
Lindy Want – RTO Manager firstname.lastname@example.org