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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. It is a learning option for students in the senior phase of learning. Student achievement in subjects with vocational competencies receive credit towards qualifications recognised nationally within the Vocational Qualification Framework (VQF).

Sunshine Beach State High School is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO: 30439). Students are able to select from qualifications on our school’s scope of registration and/or external training provider options. 

Students at Sunshine Beach SHS can access VET in a number of ways including:
  • through Sunshine Beach State High School as a Registered Training Organisation National Provider Number 30439 - as VET qualifications (AQF level I, II, III)
  • through external Registered Training Organisations
  • through a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship

VET qualifications offered at Sunshine Beach State High School:

  • Brochure - VET qualifications at Sunshine Beach State High School (PDF, 1MB)​

Delivery of courses may be in class, online, off campus, work placement or a combination of these. 

Please refer to the Senior Course Guide ​(PDF, 1558KB) for units of competency and course duration and/or by visiting the websites of our external RTO partners.  All details are provided during the Year 10 Career Pathways Program, at Year 10 SET Plan interviews and at enrolment into the school.

Access to all VET Policy & Procedure documents is via the RTO Manager - Mrs D. Peeters in Uluwatu staffroom.

Publication date : April 2015 Approved : RTO Manager & Senior School Deputy Principal

Updated : Correct at time publishing, however subject to change.

Important Documents

  • VET Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure (PDF, 179 KB)
  • VET Student Handbook (PDF, 581KB)​
  • Student Training Agreement Form (PDF, 381 KB)​
  • Student Information USI Certification (PDF, 240 KB)​

Vocational Education & Training - You’ll need a USI

In a major step towards making unnecessary training a thing of the past, the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office opened its doors in mid-October 2014.
Every year, many Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training.  And getting the right skills when and where industry needs them is a key building block to Australia’s future prosperity. The USI will build a structure that supports targeted training for the needs of industry.
For Australian industry and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the USI information means:
  • less time in waiting for job applicants to confirm their nationally recognised training qualifications
  • evidence-based smarter regulation for the reduction of poor quality training
  • sharing of training information will make it easier for training providers and for Australian businesses
  • greater efficiency in managing interactions with governments and regulators, simplifying government VET program eligibility and entitlement processing.
The Department of Industry and Science have created a YouTube Video explaining USI's for students.
You may also visit

Download the information sheet for parents and students for USI (PDF, 323 KB).


Contact Details:

Head of Department - VET – Diana Peeters

Telephone - 5440 4227

Email -