VET and Vocational Learning Pathways


St Columban's College provides opportunity for every student to succeed, and for every student to plan a pathway to enable them to lead a productive life beyond Year 12. The College has a Vocational Learning program which progresses from years 7 to 12.  This program includes:

  • Individual career profiling
  • Intensive career and pathways program for years 7-12
  • Targeted work experience opportunities
  • Explore my Future' Community Career Expo held at the College annually
  • Resume writing and employment coaching
  • Mock interviews
  • Opportunities to attend local University Open Days
  • Try-a-Trade experiences
  • Career mentoring
  • Strong Industry connections and partnerships
  • Targeted year level career education




The College has an extensive Vocational Education and Training (VET) program – providing students opportunities to develop valuable employability skills that will help to support their preparation for the future world of work. All students are encouraged to participate in the Vocational Education program offerings – either within the curriculum, or through school based traineeships and apprenticeships and external VET courses.



The College is a Registered Training Organisation 30351 (RTO) and is accredited to deliver a diverse range of nationally registered qualifications. The subject selection handbook lists all qualifications delivered at the College. St Columban's College offers an innovative approach to their delivery of vocational education and training with an enterprise focus for all training areas.

VET Subject Guide.pdf

​​​To request a certificate replacement please complete the form below and email to

VET certificate reprint request form.pdf



The College has a well-supported Career and Training Centre with four full-time staff. The Centre is situated in the Edmund Rice Centre.  The Centre is a hub for student information and access. Students and parents are encouraged to visit the Centre to speak with the team around structured work placement or work experience, school based traineeships and apprenticeships, applying for part-time jobs, tertiary pathways, subject enquiries or individual future careers pathways. The Centre is open from 7.30am – 4pm daily, 5 days a week.



The College has a federally funded Trade Training Centre, which opened in 2012. The Trade Training Centre focuses on training in Hospitality, ​Make-Up and Hairdressing. The Trade Training Centre contains a commercial kitchen, a fully operational restaurant and coffee shop/bar, alfresco dining area, as well as a fully equipped commercial hairdressing salon. The Centre is fitted with industry quality equipment in all training and commercial areas. The Centre is attached to the Multi-purpose Mary Mackillop Centre.



The College has a record of training excellence and maintains a wide variety of partnerships and links with local industry. In recognition of its training record, the College succeeded in being nominated as a finalist in the 2010 Queensland Training Awards in the Skilling for the Future category, and has been a national finalist in the Australian Training Awards from 2012 onwards. In 2014 the College was successfully named as the National Schools Pathways to VET winner. Most recently in 2017 the College won the QLD training awards small training provider category where we were then successfully nominated at the national level in this category also. As a result of our continued success in the vocational training arena, the College was selected to be a national ambassador for Vocational Education and Training.

The College is honoured to have sustained success in Vocational Education and Training. We are proud to offer strong industry relevant training opportunities for our students. As a Brisbane Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice Charism, we offer targeted training opportunities that are accessible for all students.


For further information on the Australian Training Awards winners, factsheets can be viewed on the website:


 VET Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures

​​Complaints and Appeals - STUDENT FORM.docx