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Vocational Education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.
Student achievement in accredited vocational education qualifications is based on industry-endorsed competency standards and is recorded on the Senior Certificate. The Senior Certificate is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and this may give advanced standing towards a traineeship or apprenticeship and/or credit on entry to courses at TAFE Institutes and other registered training organisations.
VET Qualifications contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education if the required standard is reached.
How is VET offered at Dysart SHS?

VET Certificates

These Certificates can be achieved through subjects studied at Dysart SHS:

Certificate II in Hospitality
Current VET Partnership Offerings
Dysart SHS offers the following VET certificates through partnership arrangements with CQUniversity Australia (RTO 40939) and Binnacle Training (RTO 31319) for the following courses:
Certificate II in Business

​Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (may be eligible for VETiS funding)

MEM 20413 Cert II Eng Pathways Schedule.pdf



​Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (may be eligible for VETiS funding)

Information letter template - 2019 Cert II Sport v1.2.pdfSnapshot -

Subject Selection Handbook - 2019 Cert II Sport.pdf

Units of Competency - 2019 Cert II Sport.pdf 

Snapshot - Subject Selection - 2019 Cert II Sport.pdf

Further information can be found at CQUniversity’s website
Unique Student Identifier


The USI (Unique Student Identifier) was introduced nationally on 1 January 2015 for all students studying VET qualifications.  The school is not permitted to issue Statements of Attainment or Certificates unless students have a USI recorded with Dysart SHS.  After students obtain a USI, they must provide the Head of Senior Schooling with the USI number. 
Details about obtaining and reporting a USI to the school is outlined in the following documents.
School Based Apprentices and Traineeships (SATS)
School based apprenticeships and traineeships combine school, work and off-the-job training giving a student the opportunity to earn while they learn.
The program is designed for students in years 11 and 12 however students in year 10 can participate. 
Benefits of a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship:
  • Earn while you learn;
  • Contribute credit points toward the Queensland Certificate Education (QCE);
  • Gain a nationally endorsed qualification;
  • Receive practical on the job training;
  • Improve confidence and communication skills.
Getting Started
  • Choose the right apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Find an employer and organise work experience, this will give the student time to know if the position is the right one.
  • Contact the school SAT Co-ordinator who will guide you, your child and the employer through the sign-up and relevant paper-work required to get started.  
How Can We Help?
The senior schooling department is available to assist the student with updating their resume and work experience requirements. We also provide support to the student throughout the school based apprenticeship or traineeship.
RTO Manager - Janeen Solomon
Senior Year Level Coordintor - Elona MacRae
SAT/VET Pathways Officer - Barbara Blyton