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

Certificate I Workplace Skills 
(Year 10 Subject)


Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology MSM20216 (Year 11/12 subject)


Certificate II in Engineering Pathways MEM20416 (Year 11/12 subject -Blue Dog Training RTO31193)

* This qualification is delivered by Nanango State High School, as Third Party, providing training and assessment services on behalf of Blue Dog Training (RTO Code 31193)


Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20119 (Year 10/11 subject)


Certificate III in Business BSB30120 + Certificate II in Tourism SIT20122 (Year 11/12 Subject - Binnacle Training RTO 31319)

* These qualifications are delivered by Nanango State High School, as Third Party, providing training and assessment services on behalf of Binnacle Training (RTO Code 31319) 

Certificate III in Fitness SIS30321  +  Certificate II in Sport & Recreation SIS20115  (Year 11/12 Subject - Binnacle Training RTO 31319)​
* These qualifications are delivered by Nanango State High School, a Third Party, providing training and assessment services on behalf on Binnacle Training (RTO Code 31319)

Certificate II in Active Volunteering CHC24015  ​(Year 11/12 Subject)

Marketing for CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering 2022.pdf

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. 

Key Documents & Forms

USI Registration

A USI is a reference number made up of numbers and letters, unique to each student.  It allows the students to link their previous and future VET qualifications into a single authenticated transcript, through the National Vocational Education and Training Data Collection, and prevents them from losing their record.   It allows students to see all their training results, from all their previous providers.  The USI number stays with the student for life and must be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course they undertake. Students are informed that personal information will be collected on their behalf. Student / Parent declarations of consent of the RTO's privacy notices are retained.

These forms will be included in the student handbook and will need to be completed and signed and returned to the teacher who will then pass onto the senior schooling Administration Officer. 

USI registration form 


Last reviewed 08 August 2023
Last updated 08 August 2023