Vocational education


​​​​​​​​​Runcorn State High School is a Registered Training Organisation (30340) offering a range of nationally accredited vocational education training (VET) certificates based on industry endorsed competency standards. These certificates are registered under our scope and can be viewed at

BSB20115 - Certificate II in Business

SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality

ICT10115 - Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology

All VET certificates are competency based.  Data contributing towards competency will be collected throughout the duration of the courses by the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on a student's demonstration and application of knowledge and skills to the standard of performance required in a work place.  This process allows a student's competency to be assessed in a holistic approach that integrates a range of competencies.

Students who achieve competency in all Units of Competency will receive the full certificate.  Students who do not complete all Units of Competency will obtain a Statement of Attainment (for each certificate) outlining the Units of Competency successfully completed over the course of study.

VET courses will also contribute to a student's Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).  Please refer to the STUDENT VET HANDBOOK and the SENIOR SUBJECT SELECTION GUIDE for more information.


Runcorn State High School also supports other Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities for students. These include:

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to commence their chosen apprenticeship or traineeship prior to leaving school. Students can commence their career path by combining school, paid work and off-the-job training. The students may attend school four days per week, work one day, with training supervised by a Registered Training Organisation. These arrangements can be modified to suit the needs of the students and the employer if necessary. On completion of the apprenticeship or traineeship, students are eligible to receive a nationally recognised qualification. Any competencies that are completed prior to leaving at the end of Year 12 can contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Off Campus VET Programs - VETiS

Year 10, 11 and 12 students are able to begin a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course as part of their school program. These programs are called 'Vocational Education and Training in Schools' (VETiS) programs. Many of these courses are delivered one day per week at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

This is an excellent pathway for students who:

  • do not wish to go directly to University after Year 12.
  • are wanting to build up skills before entering an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • have a passion to begin studying in an area not offered at school.

All VET courses will contribute credits towards the students Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students who nominate to study a VETiS program must be mature enough to be able to work within the RTO environment and have a strong desire to succeed. All students who study a VETiS course will have their timetable reduced to accommodate the extra study demands.

Last reviewed 30 November 2021
Last updated 30 November 2021