Vocational Education and Training

​Students of South East Region's Learning Centres have flexibility in their timetable and therefore may choose to  undertake additional opportunities of training suitable for their college timetable.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETis) and External Training

From 1 July 2014, each year 10, 11 or 12 student in Queensland may access ONE funded employment stream qualification while at school.  It is important that student carefully consider their choices when choosing external training as any additional training above the one funded qualification will incur a “fee for service”.
Examples of opportunities that students of South East Region's Learning Centres (SERLC) may be interested in including in their timetable, either on or off SERLC campus include (but not limited to):
  • TAFE at Schools program - view the ways you can study  
  • Strategix - view the Strategix VET in Schools  
    • Certificate II Health Support Services
    • Certificate II Logistics
  • Gold Coast Trade College - view the Gold Coast Trade College VET in Schools
    • Certificate I Construction
    • Certificate II Automotive
    • Certificate II Electro Technology
    • Certificate II Horticulture
    • Certificate II Engineering
  • All Trades Queensland - view the Pre-vocational Qualifications
    • Certificate I Construction – Venue: Nerang
    • Certificate I Furnishing – Venue: Shailer Park
    • Certificate II Electro Technology – Venue: Nerang and Shailer Park
    • Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation – Venue: Nerang
    • Certificate II Engineering Pathways – Venue: Nerang
Information about VETis funding, view VETis information

For more information or assistance with external training and SAT opportunities, appointments can be with the Transition Officer at each campus, through the administration desk at each campus.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

What is a SAT?
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship that can be undertaken part time while a student is completing their secondary schooling.
Who can do a SAT?
  • Students aged 15-17, however most organisations advertise for year 10 or 11.
  • Students that have a minimum of 10 months of enrolment at SERLC but most employers/organisations require students to have 11-12 months remaining at school.
How do I find a SAT?
  • Vacancies lists are sent regularly to SERLC – refer to organisation list
  • Employment websites such as Jora or Indeed
  • Current employer
  • Family or friends
  • Work experience
What is involved in a SAT?
  • Typically you work a full day of work, which becomes a part of your school timetable.
  • While employed you are required to complete a certificate qualification – Certificate II or III.
  • Your pay rate is that of a apprenticeship/traineeship wages, view apprenticeship and traineeship pay rates
For more information or assistance with external training and SAT opportunities, appointments can be with the Transition Officer via the administration desk at each campus.
Last reviewed 31 October 2022
Last updated 31 October 2022