Vocational Education and Training (VET)

St Anthony’s Catholic College is committed to providing a breadth of opportunities and programs for senior school students.

The College provides opportunities for all students that will challenge and support them in setting and attaining realistic academic goals and remain committed to excellence throughout their education/schooling. Guidance is also provided to students in selecting pathways to attain skills and qualifications for a successful transition to post school life.

The Vocational Education and Training Department seeks to ensure that there is a range of high quality vocational study options for students to participate in.


Through Vocational Education and Training student engagement and achievement is enhanced

Catholic Identity

We see our futures as a “Call to be”. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.


The College seeks to obtain true partnerships within the community to meet the needs of all stakeholders.


We are collegial, creative and innovative in our approach to our future.  

Vocational Education and Training at the College contributes to an enriching Catholic school experience for our students.

VET Success Stories

Amber McKay

Whilst in Year 10 I was offered a School based Traineeship at Green Cross Vets - Deeragun. I completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies in Year 11 and applied for the Green Cross Internship Program, which included a full scholarship worth $4500.  The application for the internship was extremely competitive and it was only offered to one person in the state. I successfully won the scholarship and will need to complete Year 12 before I continue my work at Green Cross Vets - Deeragun. This will include further study in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.  This opportunity has given me the career path I wanted to pursue in the future.

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that focus on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Our Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete qualifications at Certificate II and III level, either at school or outside of school (e.g. TAFE). VET also includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Benefits of VET

Participating in VET can provide students with:

  • nationally recognised qualifications
  • credit points towards the attainment of the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • hands-on work experience in the industry
  • work-ready knowledge and skills
  • support in their transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs)

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) combine school, training and paid employment to give students in Year 10, 11 and 12 an industry-recognised national qualification and points towards their QCE. Our students are able to complete SATs in a large variety of industry areas, including vet nursing, childcare, automotive, tourism and hospitality, engineering, beauty, hairdressing, retail, electro technology, building and construction, health and many more.

VET Qualifications

Our College offers a number of opportunities to study VET qualifications in regular timetabled lessons. Our students also have the opportunity to access other VET qualifications outside of school.


Padua Campus Assisi Campus

Veales Road, Deeragun
QLD 4818

Joanne Street, Deeragun
QLD 4818


PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818

PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818


07 4751 7200

07 4751 7300

4751 7280
Absentee Line

This number can be called at any time to record a student absence

11 Dec

We are in week 1 of school holidays
Term 1 starts Monday 22 January 2018