Vocational Education and Training

What is VET?

VET refers to Vocational Education and Training. VET focuses on offering every student optional pathways through senior schooling while gaining credits towards their QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education).

VET students gain knowledge and experience hands on skills training which are directly applied in an adult work environment to enhance their learning. Saint Mary's is a Registered Training Organisation and currently offers Certificate II in Engineering Pathways for students in Years 11 and 12. These qualifications are nationally recognized and develop skills for employment.

Students have the opportunity to access school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT). In SBAT, Students use a portion of their school time to work with an employer, as a paid employee, while still completing their senior certificate and gaining a training qualification with an external Registered Training Organisation.

2023 SMCC VET Student Handbook