VET

Vocational Education at St Laurence's College encompasses vocation subjects and vocational experiences. The program prepares students in their transition from school to work.

Senior students who select fewer than four General subjects are offered a broad choice of courses and experiences through the College's Vocational Education program. As Alternative Pathway students, a range of vocational subjects are offered, or a combination of Applied, General and Certificate courses. 

Vocational Education at St Laurence’s College encompasses three main areas:

  • VET (Vocational Education and Training) Certificate courses
  • Applied Courses
  • SWL/Work Experience.
Certificate Courses
Applied Subjects
Placement and Experience
Complaints and Appeals Policy

Certificate Courses

St Laurence’s College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 30357), and we are able to offer nationally recognised certificates to our boys as part of their everyday curriculum. There has been significant growth in this area within the College. Students are given opportunities in a large number of pathways to further study or gain employment in the Senior phase of learning. St Laurence’s College offers the following certificates on campus*:

  • Certificate I in Engineering (MEM10105) – Year 12*
  • Certificate II in Engineering (MEM20413) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11
  • Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) – Year 11 and 12*
  • Certificate II in Business (BSB20115) – Year 12*
  • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) in partnership with FitEducation RTO No. 32155 – Year 12
  • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) in partnership with Foundation Education RTO No. 22557 – Year 11
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (UEE22011) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11 and 12*
  • CAD Program – total of 8 units from Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (MSA30208) and Certificate III in Engineering – Technical (MEM30505) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 12*
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Technical (MEM30505) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (SIS20115) in partnership with Foundation Education RTO No. 22557 – Year 10

For more information regarding these Certificate courses and the units of competency covered in each course, refer to the relevant Senior Curriculum Handbook and the Vocational Education Handbook 2018.

*These courses are available to international Visa students. 

Applied Subjects

Applied subjects are Authority Registered subjects and like VET certificate courses they are non OP subjects, however, they are assessed differently to VET subjects in that they are criteria based. The following SAS subjects are on offer at SLC:

  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Recreation
  • Furnishing
  • Creative Arts in Practice

For more information regarding these Certificate courses, download the Senior Pathways Handbook 2018 and/or the Vocational Education Handbook 2018.

Students will potentially be awarded with four credit points towards their QCE for successful completion of each subject.

Placement and Experience

Structured Work Placement

Structured Work Placement gives students experience in the workplace. Those students completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate where it is a requirement to have some time in the industry, will complete a certain number of hours in the workplace.

Students who study three or more Non OP Subjects are required to do structured work placement for three weeks each year in Year 11 and 12. Students are required to choose an industry area relevant to the subjects in which they undertake in the curriculum.

Each semester students will complete placement application forms indicating a vocational area in which they wish to work. Once they are placed, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure the agreement form is completed and returned, signed by student, parent and employer before placement occurs.

Work Experience

At St Laurence’s College, students are encouraged to experience the world of work by undertaking work experience to assist in their career decision making. The school holidays are the perfect time to trial different workplaces throughout the year.

Furthermore, the College also supports students in the Defence Work Experience Program. For more details please visit www.defence.gov.au/workexperience

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Any person wishing to make a complaint against the school concerning its conduct as an registered training organisation (RTO), whether a complaint, appeal or other matter, shall have access to the complaints and appeals procedure. Complaints include conduct of the RTO, its trainers, assessors or other staff; a third party providing services on the RTO’s behalf, its trainers, assessors or other staff; or a student of the RTO. An appeal can be a request for a review of decisions, including assessment decisions, made by the RTO or a third party providing services on the RTO’s behalf.

All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided within 15 working days of the receipt of the written complaint/appeal by the school. The VET Manager will keep a Register of Complaints and Appeals which documents all formal complaints/appeals and their resolution.  Any substantiated complaints/appeals will be reviewed as part of the continuous improvement procedure.  The principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are adopted at every stage of the complaint and appeal process.

Please note, for any complaints or appeals concerning the following courses, please direct to the relevant Registered Training Organisation (RTO):

  • Certificate I in Engineering (MEM10105) – Year 12*
  • Certificate II in Engineering (MEM20413) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11
  • Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) – Year 11 and 12*
  • Certificate II in Business (BSB20115) – Year 12*
  • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) in partnership with FitEducation RTO No. 32155 – Year 12
  • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) in partnership with Foundation Education RTO No. 22557 – Year 11
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (UEE22011) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11 and 12*
  • CAD Program – total of 8 units from Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (MSA30208) and Certificate III in Engineering – Technical (MEM30505) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 12*
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Technical (MEM30505) in partnership with TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275 – Year 11
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (SIS20115) in partnership with Foundation Education RTO No. 22557 – Year 10

*These courses are available to international Visa students. 

All external complaints and appeals should be directed to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) via this link www.asqa.gov.au/complaints/make-a-complaint—domestic-students/make-a-complaint—domestic-students1.html

To read the St Laurence’s College RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy in full, please refer to the links below: