Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Columba Catholic College is committed to providing a range of programs and opportunities for senior school students. One of the many pathways available to students is Vocational Education and Training.

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that focus on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Students at Columba Catholic College in Year 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete qualifications at Certificate II and III level, either at school or outside of school (e.g. TAFE). VET also includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Benefits of VET

Participating in VET can provide students with:

  •       nationally recognised qualifications
  •       credit points towards the attainment of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  •       hands-on work experience in the industry
  •       work-ready knowledge and skills
  •       support in their transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways

 VET Qualifications

Columba Catholic College offers the following VET qualifications in regular timetabled lessons at school:



QCE points

(on completion)

FSK20113 Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Burdekin Catholic College


SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation



AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)




Dalrymple Trade Training Centre (DTTC)

Students at Columba Catholic College have the opportunity to complete the following VET qualifications through the Dalrymple Trade Training Centre. Students either complete these certificates at the Dalrymple Trade Training Centre or complete the certificates online in regular timetabled lessons and attend block training at designated times during the year. Please refer to the DTTC VET Courses handbook for details, information about block training and associated costs.


Contact Details


PO Box 274
Charters Towers QLD 4820


Mt Carmel Campus

Phone: 07 4787 1744
Fax: 07 4787 4986
6-8 Hackett Terrace
Charters Towers QLD 4820

St Mary's Campus

Phone: 07 4754 6333
59-69 Mary Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

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