Connecting school to
Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays an
important role at Atherton State High School helping students move from
school to further education, training and employment. VET qualifications are
recognised nationally and are industry endorsed. These courses combine
relevant knowledge and practical skills that reflect current industry
standards. The VET Student Handbook has more information and also check
updates on our website throughout the year.
a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 30220),
Atherton State High
School is able to deliver a range of nationally recognised training packages at
Certificate II level. Students are also able to obtain VET qualifications
(Cert III or Diploma) offered by external RTO’s. These courses can be studied
as part of their timetable in a flexible mode.
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 30220),
Atherton State High School is able to deliver a range of nationally recognised
training packages at Certificate II and II levels. Policies and procedures at Atherton State High School
for VET programs meet the Standards for RTO's 2015.
Students are also able
to obtain VET qualifications (Certificate I – IV and Diploma) offered by
external RTO’s. Some of the School-Based
VET programs offered at Atherton State High School include:
II in Animal Studies
- Certificate II in Hospitality
- Certificate II in Resources and
Infrastructure Work Preparations
- Certificate III in Fitness
Students enrolled in VET programs have access the to the VET Student
Handbook. This handbook highlights important information for students and
in particular refers to the complaints policy.
enrolled in a VET program must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI
number is issued by the federal government and without a USI students cannot be
issued with their qualifications. Please refer to the USI factsheet for more information.
Third Party Courses
Atherton State High School utilises the following RTOs
(Registered Training Organisations) to deliver Certificate courses to our
students. The RTOs are all ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) approved
and comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework.
The school, as an Registered Training Organisation
(RTO), has a complaints and appeals policy specific to its RTO operations.
A complaint can be made to the school RTO
regarding the conduct of:
- the school RTO, its trainers,
assessors or other school RTO staff
- students of the RTO
- any third parties providing
services on behalf of the school RTO (if relevant).
An appeal can be made to the school RTO to
request a review of a decision, including assessment decisions.
The school RTO 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
If the school RTO 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.
Work experience placement assists students in their
transition from school to work. It provides a formal arrangement whereby
school students who are at least 14 years old participate in activities at
a place of paid or voluntary work. Students in Years 10 to 12 can participate
in this program and placements occur during school holidays.
For further information regarding any of the
Vocational Education options mentioned, please phone (07) 4030 5253.