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


  • BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others


  • 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


  • ICTICT101 – Operate a Personal Computer
  • ICTICT102 – Operate a Word Processing Application
  • ICTICT103 – Use, Communicate and Search Securely on the Internet
  • ICTICT104 – Use Digital Devices


  • 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 

CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction (Delivered and assessed by CQUniversity)

CQUniversity (Registered Training Organisation, RTO Provider Number 40939) will be delivering and assessing CPC1011 Certificate I in Construction.  CQUniversity is responsible for enrolling students and issuing Statement of Attainments and Awards for eligible students.  Further information about CQUniversity and this course can be found at

This course is proudly funded by the State Government under the VET In Schools initiative and there are no student fees applicable to eligible students.

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 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 schoolRTO 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:

Last reviewed 28 February 2020
Last updated 28 February 2020