Vocational Education & Training

NCC offers a range of exciting VET offerings for students in Years 10-12 wanting to do more physical, hands-on and practical endeavours

Vocational Education and Training or VET refers to education and training that focuses on delivering the skills and knowledge required for a wide range of industries. VET in schools is about gaining practical work-related skills to equip students for the world of work while they are at school.

At NCC, our commitments to students in this area extend to the development of award-winning Hospitality and highly experienced professionals involved in program delivery.

VET in Schools courses enables students to earn credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification while they complete the general education curriculum or work towards a senior secondary certificate.

VET Subjects at a Certificate, I or II levels, do not contribute to an ATAR but can provide students with a Vocational Qualification Certificate, a Tertiary Entrance Rank and points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Participating in VET programs can:
  • provide credit points towards the attainment of a Queensland Certificate of Education, and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification
  • receive an industry-specific vocational Certificate or Statement of Attainment
  • support students’ transitions to employment, vocational and higher education pathways
Other benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to):
  • obtaining practical experience from work
  • gaining familiarity on how a workplace operates
  • developing employability skills
  • developing and improving interpersonal skills
  • allowing students to explore the potential career path that they would like to pursue
Students at Nambour Christian College can access VET in a number of ways including:
  • through Nambour Christian College (30575) as a Registered Training Organisation – providing VET qualifications (AQF levels I, II)
  • through another Registered Training Organisation
  • through a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship


What certificates can I study with Nambour Christian College as the RTO?

Nambour Christian College currently offers ten (10) certificates.

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport & Recreation

This qualification allows individuals to develop basic functional knowledge and skills for work in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of administrative activities and functions within a team and under supervision. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using practical skills and basic sport and recreation industry knowledge.

They work in locations such as sport and recreation centres or facilities, and leisure and aquatic centres assisting with the conduct of recreation activities, and facility maintenance and operations.

Possible job titles include:

  • community activities assistant
  • customer service assistant
  • leisure assistant
  • recreation assistant
  • retail assistant
  • grounds assistant
  • facility assistant.

Students must complete thirteen (13) Units of Competency: 8 Core Units and 5 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third-party arrangements are in place for the delivery of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid through Rapid Response First Aid as the RTO.

MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishings

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic furnishing industry tasks used in a range of industry job roles involving given routines and procedures and limited accountability for the quality of outcomes while supporting others.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in basic furnishing techniques that include a variety of employment-related skills, including preparatory access and participation skills, broad-based induction skills and/or specific workplace skills. It involves collaboration with others through members of a group or team.

Students must complete eight (8) Units of Competency: 5 Core Units and 3 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

MSM10216 Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)

The MSM10216 Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways) is designed to develop skills that are essential for employment and skills that relate directly to a work activity as specified in the selected industry/technical unit. The units selected provide practical skills that are relevant and useful to the area in which the person hopes to gain employment or is currently working.

Students must complete nine (9) Units of Competency: 3 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable hospitality work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • bar useful
  • food runner
  • glass runner
  • housekeeping assistant
  • kitchen steward
  • kitchen useful.

Students must complete six (6) Units of Competency: 3 Core Units and 3 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • bar attendant
  • café attendant
  • catering assistant
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front office assistant
  • porter
  • room attendant.

Students must complete twelve (12) Units of Competency: 6 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third party arrangements are in place for the delivery of SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol through Prestige Service Training as the RTO.

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming.

Possible job titles include:

  • espresso coffee machine operator
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front desk receptionist
  • front desk assistant
  • function host
  • gaming attendant
  • guest service agent
  • housekeeper
  • restaurant host
  • senior bar attendant
  • waiter

Students must complete fifteen (15) Units of Competency: 7 Core Units and 8 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third-party arrangements are in place for the delivery of SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol through Prestige Service Training as the RTO.

SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in catering operations who use a range of cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway in various catering settings, such as hospitals and aged-care facilities, sporting and entertainment venues, hotel banqueting departments, cook-chill production kitchens, and mobile catering businesses of varying size.

Possible job titles include:

  • catering assistant
  • cook
  • food service assistant

Students must complete twenty-one (21) Units of Competency: 12 Core Units and 9 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third-party arrangements are in place for the delivery of SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol through Prestige Service Training as the RTO.

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools.

Possible job titles include:

  • breakfast cook
  • catering assistant
  • fast-food cook
  • sandwich hand
  • takeaway cook

Students must complete thirteen (13) Units of Competency: 8 Core Units and 5 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third party arrangements are in place for the delivery of SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol through Prestige Service Training as the RTO.

FBP20217 Certificate II in Baking

The Certificate II in Baking describes the skills and knowledge of a baker’s assistant working in a commercial baking environment.

Students must complete eleven (11) Units of Competency: 7 Core Units and 4 Elective Units

For further information, click here.

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

It is suitable for individuals who require:

  • a pathway to employment or vocational training
  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
  • entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • a vocational training and employment plan.

Students must complete fourteen (14) Units of Competency: 8 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.

For further information, click here.

Third party arrangements are in place for the delivery of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid through Rapid Response First Aid as the RTO.

Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations through the University of Queensland (UQ Skills, RTO 1511). This qualification is completed as a timetabled subject with compulsory practical training camps at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus taking place throughout the course. Students learn the practical foundation skills required to work across a range of entry-level employment positions in agriculture, horticulture and animal care. Students access their VETiS funding to undertake this qualification.


Who can I talk to if I want more information about studying a VET certificate at Nambour Christian College?

The VET Coordinator
Mrs Amie McDonald
Email: amie.mcdonald@ncc.qld.edu.au

VET Course Contacts
Certificate II in Sport & Recreation – Mrs Angela Hunter
Certificate I, II and III in Hospitality – Mr John Shuttleworth
Certificate II in Retail Baking – Mr John Shuttleworth and Ms Ashleigh Hoeksema
Certificate II in Catering Operations – Mr John Shuttleworth
Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways – Mrs Karen Stirling
Certificate II in Rural Operations – Mr Phil Rienecker

The Careers & Pathways Coordinator
Mrs Karen Stirling
Email: Karen.Stirling@ncc.qld.edu.au
Phone: 07 5451 3333

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