Vocational Education and Training


Increasing the integration and clarity of Vocation Education and Training (VET) at Mt Maria College Mitchelton. Building strong minds and compassionate hearts in our young Women and Men through a wide ranging and extensive education.


“diversas vias, ad eximiam"
(“different pathways, to excellence")


Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to acquire workplace skills through nationally recognised training described within an industry- developed training package or an accredited course. The achievement of a VET qualification signifies that a student has demonstrated competency against the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the workplace. All VET qualifications are delivered and issued by Registered Training Organisations, such as Mt Maria College (30121).

External Courses

Students are able to study accredited courses off campus dependent upon permission by the Principal. Courses available are subject to change, please contact the VET office.

  • TAFE @ School
  • SkillsTech Australia
  • Certificate courses @ Private RTOs
  • School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SATs)
  • University Subjects

Study Line Periods

It is the students' responsibility to 'catch up' on work that may have been missed due to an external course attendance or work experience. Students are currently provided class time as part of their timetable in which to 'catch up' on missed work. It is the further responsibility of the student to actively engage their Teachers for work that they are going to missed before each absence.

Trade Training Centre

Mt Maria College is partnered with 4 local schools and colleges in the Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre which is located on the grounds of Mitchelton State High School Turnbull St Mitchelton. The Trade Training Centre provides students with the ability to access courses that will allow them to build trade specific technical skills.

School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT)

Entering employment as a Trainee or Apprentice is the best way for Students to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful. The majority of learning takes place 'on the job', students will also complete a Certificate II or III qualification through self-directed modules of assessment. Usually this assessment is managed by case manager who is employed by the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering the Certificate course. If the 'on the job' training takes place during school time students are given a 'Study Line' to catch up on work they may have missed in their other subjects.

An SAT is much like applying for any other type of employment:

  • Positions are advertised – these are displayed around the school – these are applied for through a regular formal process
  • Work experience can be undertaken with one or a number of employers before an SAT is found
  • Students that already have part-time employment may be able to transfer into a Traineeship or Apprenticeship with their current employer.
  • After students have completed their SET Plan in early Semester 2 of Year 10, they are able to apply for and undertake School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

To inquire about an SAT contact the Program Leader – VET via: mmcvet@bne.catholic.edu.au​