Vocational Education & Training


​​VET stands for Vocational Education and Training.  ​​​​​​​​VET is learning which is directly related to work.  Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give students the required knowledge and skills they need to work at a particular level in a particular job.

Students can undertake VET at school:

  • as part of their school studies - delivered and resourced by the school RTO (registered training organisation
  • by enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO - funded either by the department's VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification
  • as a school-based apprentice or trainee (SAT)

VET@Caboolture SHS

Caboolture SHS is a Registered Training Organistation (RTO - #7061) through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) as delegate for the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver a range of VET qualifications.  We also deliver or provide access to training through several RTO partnerships including TAFE, Mater Education, Blue Dog Training and Binnacle Training.​

USI - Unique Student Identifier

Prior to enrolling in a Certificate-based course, you are required to obtain a USI. A USI ​​​​​is your individual education number for life.  It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia.

If you're undertaking study at university, TAFE or doing other nationally recognised training, you need a USI.  Without one, you can't get Commonwealth financial assistance or your qualification or statement of attainment.


Attaining a Certificate or even a Statement of Attainment (achieving competence in one or more units but not all required to achieve the full qualification) provides students with nationally recognised qualifications and industry-recognised competencies as well as employment and career advantages.  For further information please visit our Senior Secondary Page.


When a student enrols at the start of the delivery of a qualification or course, Caboolture SHS, and our partner RTOs, commit to completing all training and assessment outlined in the course description to allow students the opportunity to achieve the full qualification.  Students enrolling late (after the start date) in a qualification or course will be provided with an alternative training and assessment program that may only lead to a statement of attainment.

In the event that the school RTO is unable to complete delivery of training, the school RTO will, if possible, arrange for agreed training and assessment to be completed through another RTO (fees may be incurred).  Prior to the transfer to another RTO, affected students will be formally notified of the arrangements, and an agreement to those arrangements, including any refund of fees or payment of additional fees, will be obtained.  If this is not possible, a written agreement for a subject/course transfer will be required from the student and parent.

Appeals and Complaints

Caboolture State High School as the RTO has a complaints and appeals policy specific to the RTO operations.  A complaint can be made to Caboolture State High School regarding the conduct of:

  • Caboolture State High School RTO, its trainers, assessors or other RTO staff
  • Students of the RTO
  • Third parties providing services on behalf of the Caboolture State High School​

An appeal can be made to Caboolture State High School to request a review of a decision, including assessment decisions.

Complaints and Appeals Form.docx​​​

​Caboolture State High School will ensure that the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are adopted at every stage of the complaints and appeals process.  All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal.  If Caboolture State High School considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the complaint or appeal, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter.

If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.

Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of Caboolture State High School RTO:  Mrs Fiona Free

VETiS Funded Courses

VETiS funded courses are identified in the course marketing materials.  Students can only complete one VETiS funded qualification at the Certificate I or II level.  Students are strongly encouraged to carefully consider their use of this one time funding.

If you are unsure of your eligibility for, or use of VETiS funding you should consult your VET RTO Manager (Head of Senior Schooling) to confirm your funding eligibility.

SATs (School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships)

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine nationally recognised training with paid employment and can commence anytime in  Years 10, 11 or 12.  You'll complete a nationally recognised training qualification and gain valuable skills at work under the guidance of a training organisation.

Available SATs are advertised through notices, email, SET planning, website and Facebook.  Students can also connect directly with business owners and make enquiries as to them been taken on as a SAT.  In this instance, students should email the school's Industry Liaison Officer for further information on the process.

​Lost your qualification records?

If you previously completed training at Caboolture State High School and have lost your certificate and/or Statement of Attainment, you may apply to have these replaced by completing and returning this form as well as paying the associated replacement fee to the school.

Last reviewed 22 May 2023
Last updated 22 May 2023