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VET in schools

VET in schools

CQUniversity Australia is a registered training organisation and offers Year 11 and 12 high school students, the opportunity to study a range of vocational education and training (VET) courses as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Students have the option to choose between study opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are available at Certificate I,II and III level.

Benefits of VETiS program

The VETiS program provides you with the opportunity to gain:

  • practical hands-on training 
  • valuable employability skills 
  • credit towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) 
  • real trade skills and qualifications while completing high school
  • a competitive edge in the employment marketplace
  • credit towards further study
VETiS Study Options

There are four ways to undertake a VETiS program:

  1. Become a school based apprentice or trainee. For more information on school based apprenticeships or traineeships, please visit http://training.qld.gov.au/apprentices/sats/index.html
  2. Study VET courses with CQUniversity - delivered at one of our locations.
  3. Study VET courses with CQUniversity – delivered by distance education. Supported distance mode is available with classes of 12 or more students. This may be delivered through tutorials either face-to-face or via video conference.
  4. The school forms a partnership, sometimes entering into a third party agreement, with CQUniversity, enabling VET qualified high school teachers to deliver training to students at their respective schools. Specific information on partnered schools may be provided by your School VET Co-ordinator and CQUniversity representative or by making a specific enquiry via email to vetis@cqu.edu.au.

VETiS course distance training option

If you choose to study a VETiS course by distance education, you can access any of CQUniversity’s locations in  Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay,  Noosa, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon or our centres, hubs and sites. VETiS courses that are available to study by distance education may have workshops to attend (some may be compulsory) and you’ll complete these workshops at the CQUniversity campus or study centre closest to you, your school or designated site or by videoconference. You'll receive more information about these workshops upon enrolment.

VETiS course on-campus training option

CQUniversity offers VETiS courses on-campus at a number of locations across Queensland. If you are studying an on-campus VETiS course you will need to attend classes that may be held at your local campus, your school or designated site in your region.

Course Fees

VETiS qualifications that are funded by the Queensland Government’s VET investment budget are listed on the Queensland Government Department of Educationand Training (DET) Training Subsidies List. CQUniversity is an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the delivery of VETiS qualifications on the QueenslandTraining Subsidies List at certificate levels I and II. If you would like to access the VET investment subsidy to undertake a Certificate III Qualification, as ahigh school student you can do so as a School-based Apprentice or Trainee (SAT)with CQUniversity.

Fully Subsidised VETIS Courses

CQUniversity offers the following fully subsidised certificates for 2017 as part of the VETiS program, this means that you will not be charged a student contribution fee.

AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture (15 Units)
AHC21210 - Certificate II in Rural Operations (15 Units)
AUR20712 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Heavy Vehicle) (12 Units)
AUR20712 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Light Vehicle) (12 Units)
CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction (11 Units)
HLT23215 - Certificate II in Health Support Services (12 Units)
MEM20413 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (12 Units)
MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (8 Units)
PMA20113 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (16 units)
RII20113 - Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation (9 Units)
SIH20111- Certificate II in Hairdressing (13 Units)
SIS20113 - Certificate II in Community Activities (13 Units)
SIT20116 - Certificate II in Tourism (11 Units)
SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality (12 Units)
SIT20416 - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (13 Units)
TLI21810 - Certificate II in Logistics (10 Units)
UEE22011 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (11 Units)

Certificate III qualifications that are not on the employment stream remain available as full-fee paying courses. You may be eligible for a payment plan to cover some or all of the costs of your studies. Please view CQUniversity's Payment Plan Procedure (TAFE) for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the VETiS program students must:

  • remain enrolled in, and attend, a Queensland school throughout the duration of the program
  • be in year 11 or 12 to participate in most programs 
  • identify the VETiS program in their Senior Education and Training (SET) plan
  • have attained a Sound/Achieving result in Year 10 numeracy and literacy subjects or equivalent prior to enrolling in the program.
VET Study Opportunities Post Year 12

Year 12 graduates can take advantage of the Certificate III Guarantee, which provides fee free tuition. To be eligible, Year 12 graduates need to commence training within the calendar year following their completion of year 12. The program is only applicable to predetermined courses with more details available at training.qld.gov.au.

Applying for VETiS program

To apply for a VETiS course, please download and print and complete the VETiS application form. Entry to the VETiS program is by direct application only to vetis@cqu.edu.au.

Applications must be submitted on the VETiS application form and signed by the student, their parents/guardians and the school VET Coordinator. Your application form must be submitted to your school with a copy of your birth certificate.

The school VET Coordinator is required to email the application form to vetis@cqu.edu.au. Applications will only be accepted via this email address.

Most VETiS courses start in February 2016 and follows the school terms. Some classroom-based courses and all online courses have a mid-year intake.

Enrolments may be accepted up to one week prior to commencement of the course you are applying for. Some courses have limited numbers due to the nature of the course therefore we encourage you to enrol by December. There are no enrolment limits for online courses.

Download the VET in Schools Course Guide

The VETiS Course Guide is available here VET in Schools Course Guide

Class Details and More Information

Class details for Engineering Trades VETiS courses delivered on-campus in Emerald in 2016

COURSE NAME             DURATION             START DATE             CLASS DETAILS            

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)*    

18 months 9/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8.45 am to 2.45 pm
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways* 18 months 9/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8.45 am to 2.45 pm
AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation* 18 months 9/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8.45 am to 2.45 pm

* You must be in Year 11 in your commencing year to study this course.

Class details for Engineering Trades VETiS courses delivered on-campus in Gladstone in 2016

COURSE NAME             DURATION             START DATE             CLASS DETAILS            
CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction 5 months 15/2/2016 Classes will be held onsite at Tannum High School each Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)*    

18 months 17/2/2016 Classes will be held each Wednesday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 11 months 16/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture

12 months 3/2/2016 Classes will be held each Wednesday from 8 am – 4 pm
AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation 12 months 12/7/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 9 am – 3 pm

* You must be in Year 11 in your commencing year to study this course. 

Class details for Engineering Trades VETiS courses delivered on-campus in Mackay in 2016

COURSE NAME             DURATION             START DATE             CLASS DETAILS            
CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction 12 months 15/2/2016 Classes will be held each Monday from 9 am to 4 pm

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)*    

18 months 18/2/2016 Classes will be held each Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 12 months 17/2/2016
18/2/2016
19/2/2016
17/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm
18/2/16 intake:Classes will be held each Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm
19/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Friday from 9 am to 4 pm

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture

12 months 16/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 9 am to 4 pm
AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation 12 months 16/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 9 am to 4 pm

* You must be in Year 11 in your commencing year to study this course.

Class details for Engineering Trades VETiS courses delivered on-campus in Rockhampton in 2016

COURSE NAME             DURATION             START DATE             CLASS DETAILS            
CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction 12 months 1/2/2016
3/2/2016
4/2/2016
1/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Monday from 8 am to 4 pm
3/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm
4/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)*    

18 months 4/2/2016 Classes will be held each Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 12 months 2/2/2016
3/2/2016
4/2/2016
2/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm
3/2/16 intake:Classes will be held each Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm
4/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture

12 months 4/2/2016 Classes will be held each Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation 12 months 1/2/2016
2/2/2016
3/2/2016
4/2/2016
5/2/2016
1/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Monday from 8 am to 4 pm
2/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm
3/2/16 intake:Classes will be held each Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm
4/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
5/2/16 intake: Classes will be held each Friday from 8 am to 4 pm
AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Heavy Vehicle) 12 months 2/2/2016 Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm

* You must be in Year 11 in your commencing year to study this course.

For more information about CQUniversity VETiS program, email vetis@cqu.edu.au.

Courses

Certificate I
Certificate II
Certificate III