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Vocational education

Yeppoon State High School offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities for our students.  These courses contribute towards the Queensland Certificate of Education. They are not used in the calculation of an OP but may be used in the calculation of a tertiary entrance rank score for students wishing to apply for university without an OP.  VET subjects tend to place more emphasis on practical skills and knowledge and can develop specific skills relevant to employment.  
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No: 30459), students are able to enrol and complete: 
·         Certificate II in Business –BSB20115
Core
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
 
Elective
BSBWOR204 -             Use business technology
BSBWOR203 -             Work effectively with others
BSBWOR202 -             Organise and complete daily work activities
BSBITU201 -    Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU202 -    Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU302 -    Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 -    Design and produce text documents
BSBINM201 -   Process and maintain workplace information
BSBINM202 -   Handle mail
BSBCMM201 - Communicate in the workplace
BSBSUS201 -   Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
·         Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (IDMT) -ICT10115
Core
ICTICT101 – Operate a Personal Computer
ICTICT102 – Operate a Word Processing Application
ICTICT103 – Use, Communicate and Search Securely on the Internet
ICTICT104 – Use Digital Devices
 
Elective
ICTICT105 – Operate Spreadsheet Applications
ICTICT106 – Operate Presentation Packages
 
 
All students enrolled in a VET course through Yeppoon State High School are required to complete a VET Induction. If students think they may already have the skills and knowledge being assessed in their VET course, they can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. 
Any students who are not satisfied with the training they received at Yeppoon State High School or disagree with the assessment decisions are able to submit a complaint as per our Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures. 
External RTOs 
Students also have the opportunity to complete other VET courses through external RTOs. These courses usually run in partnership with Yeppoon High staff delivering training and assessment. Courses include: 
 
Central Queensland University, RTO provider number 40939:
 
  • Certificate I in Construction CPC 10111
  • Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

Binnacle Training, RTO provider number 31319:

  • Certificate III in Fitness  SIS3O315
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation  SIS30513
Work Experience                                                    
 Work experience is organised for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 at Yeppoon State High School. Work experience allows students to gain experience or knowledge in a variety or work situations to help them in future career choices.  Experience in the workplace is invaluable in building confidence, self-esteem, discipline and team work.  
School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs) 
Yeppoon State High School offers students in Years 11 and 12 the unique opportunity to make an early start on their chosen careers.  Senior Schooling staff help students with information about opportunities as well assisting students with applications for these positions.  Traineeships and Apprenticeships involve paid work as well as off the job training towards a recognised qualification that will contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education and appear on their Senior Statement.  In many cases school-based traineeships and apprenticeships lead to post-school job prospects.  Previous students have successfully completed school-based apprenticeships/traineeships in the areas of automotive, engineering, hairdressing, allied health, aged care, disability services, electrical, business administration, retail, horticulture.  Students interested in a school based apprenticeship/traineeship are encouraged to see the staff located within the Capricorn Coast Trade Training Centre.  Positions vacant are advertised on the daily student notices every week.  
Unique Student Identifier (USI) 
All students studying a VET certificate must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before a statement of attainment or qualification can be awarded. Students need to apply for their USI at usi.gov.au and give a copy of this number to the HOD – Senior Schooling for recording.
 
Complaints and Appeals
The school, as an 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 appeal.
 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.
Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the school RTO: rmill1@eq.edu.au