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Vocational education

Pittsworth state High School is a registered training organisation, RTO number 30425, and can offer students access to quality VET programs both under our scope of registration or through external training providers. These programs can result in students achieving a nationally accredited qualification as well as contributing points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
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Vet Courses delivered under scope of registration with no impact on VETIS funding and no fees to students
·       FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (this course forms part of the year 10 curriculum)
VETIS funded courses delivered by Pittsworth SHS through external training providers
·       SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (Smartskill RTO 5710)
VET courses delivered by Pittsworth SHS through external training providers and paid for by students
·       SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Binnacle Training RTO 31319)
VET courses delivered by Pittsworth SHS through external training providers with no costs to students
·       CHC24015 Certificate II in Volunteering (Volunteering QLD RTO 6020)
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATS)
School based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATS) allow high school students, generally in Years 10, 11 or 12, to work for an employer 1 or 2 days a week while training towards a nationally recognised qualification and also completing their secondary schooling studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and working towards an OP or ATAR.
SATS combine study, work and training to provide students with a head start in their career.  Students continue to attend school, however, some of their paid employment and/or training will become part of their timetable.  All school based apprentices or trainees participate in vocational training which contributes to a Certificate II or III and is a nationally recognised qualification which counts towards their QCE. Students receive 4 points for a Certificate II and 8 points for a Certificate III qualification towards their QCE on completion of their school based traineeship or apprenticeship.
Students are required to complete the theory units as well as the practical components to successfully complete their traineeship or apprenticeship.  When a student is signed into a SATS a Registered Training Organisation is chosen by the employer to deliver the training to the student. Training is usually delivered both online and face to face either in the workplace or at the school.
Once signed into a school based apprenticeship or traineeship students are able to apply for a study line (dropping a school subject) to help them catch up on work missed through their day at work, or to work on their modules for their SATS. It is an expectation that students use this time wisely.
While school based traineeships will be completed when the student is still enrolled at school, a school based apprenticeship will not, as this is a 4 year full time qualification and will be converted to full time when the student leaves school.
While the range of traineeships and apprenticeships are extensive, these are the most common ones our students are undertaking:
Carpentry, Cabinet Making, Electrical, Plumbing, Diesel Mechanic, Auto Mechanical, Automotive Service Person Tyre Fitting, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Boiler Maker, Agriculture, Fitness, Sport & Rec, Aged Care, Childcare, Retail, Hospitality, Business Administration, Education Support - Teacher Aide, Pharmacy and Beauty – Retail Cosmetics.
Vocational Education Officers at Pittsworth State High School are Maree Holmes and Kerri Crighton.  Maree works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Kerri works Thursday and Friday.  They are located in B4 and can be contacted on 46 198 118.