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Vocational education

Nanango State High School offers a wide variety of vocational courses of study for our students.

Certificate I in Information, Media and Digital Technology ICT10115 
(completed in Year 10 SOSE)
Certificate I in Business BSB10115 (this course may be run as an optional course for Year 12 students)
BSB10115 Business.pdfBSB10115 Business.pdf
Certificate II in Business BSB20115 (Year 11/12 subject)
Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology MSM20216 (Year 11/12 subject)
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways MEM20413 (Year 11/12 subject)
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113


Vocational Education and Training VET - GENERAL INFORMATION


What is VET?

The term Vocational Education and Training (VET) covers a range of work experiences and training activities with the senior secondary school curriculum.  Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses develop knowledge and skills for specific workplaces.  The objective of VET courses is to give students experience in the workplace, broaden post-schooling options and to prepare them for the transition between school and work.  VET qualifications are recognised throughout Australia.

There is also opportunity for senior students to undertake TAFE qualifications in the schools to pathway program with TAFE Queensland.  These courses are specially designed to meet the needs of evolving workplaces and the diverse interest of the students. 

For further information visit the TAFE website at


Vocational Courses

All vocational courses contain units of competency from National Training Packages.  By successfully completing VET units of competency, students will gain nationally accredited work skills that allow them to enter the workforce and/or move onto further vocational or academic studies.  Qualifications and Statements of Attainment are recognised with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and are recognised Australia-wide.


What are the benefits of VET?

There are many benefits to undertaking a VET course while at school.  These benefits include:

-          gaining a nationally recognised qualification

-          developing industry relevant knowledge and skills for employment

-          establishing links and contacts with employers through work placement

-          achieving credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

-          providing a possible pathway to employment


Vocational Education Teachers
All staff delivering the VET courses to students at NSHS have obtained the required skills to do so.

For further information regarding VET courses at NSHS please contact Mr Brent Snow who is the Head of Department for VET.


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