Vocational Education (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a national system, developed in partnership with industry, to equip students with the workplace skills and technical knowledge required to excel in their chosen career path. 

At Canterbury College, students are able to undertake a diverse range of VET Courses which are constantly evolving to meet industry requirements. These courses are well-suited to students who prefer a practical approach to learning, and are an excellent complement to the traditional academic program.  

Students have the opportunity to include VET Courses in their study program in Years 10, 11 and 12. Many students in Year 11 and 12 undertake one (1) VET Course and four (4) or five (5) Academic Subjects which allows them to obtain an Overall Position (OP)/Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) at the end of Year 12. The requirements for obtaining an OP/ATAR are detailed in the Year 11-12 Curriculum Handbook.

A comprehensive suite of VET Courses are available to students and include:

Year 10

MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing

SIT10216 Certificate I Hospitality

Years 11-12

CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction (Completed in Years 11-12) *

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (Completed in Years 11-12)

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (Completed in Year 11) #

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Completed in Year 12)

* Please note that CPCCWHS1001 is provided via an external provider.

# Please note that SITHFAB002 is provided via an external provider.


In addition to these courses, students are able to undertake training through external Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in partnership with Canterbury College. Courses are available on campus in the areas of Business, Early Childhood and Fitness. Further information is available below. 

A diverse range of off campus courses may be available. Further information can be sourced from Mrs Colette Naicker, the College Careers Counsellor.


School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)
Senior School students may also undertake a School-based Apprenticeships or Traineeship (SATs). SATs allow students to work for an employer and train towards a nationally recognised qualification while completing high school.

SATs are available in a diverse range of fields and have been recently undertaken by students in the following areas:
Animal Studies, Beauty, Carpentry, Community Recreation, Engineering, Hairdressing, Retail, Aged Care, Boiler Making, Business, Children’s Services, Coaching, Community Services, Diesel Fitting, Engineering, Film and Television, Fitness, Hairdressing, Hospitality Operations, Information Technology, Live Production, Multimedia, Plastering, Retail, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations), Wall and Ceiling Lining, Justice, and Multimedia.


Canterbury College RTO Code (30254)


VET Courses delivered through Partner Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

The College works in partnership with several leading Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver VET courses to students on campus.

On Campus Courses 

Courses are delivered on campus in the areas of Business, Early Childcare and Fitness. 

Qualified College staff train and assess students on behalf of each RTO, providing guidance through each stage of the learning process. Students who successfully complete a qualification or components of a qualification will be issued with a Certificate or Statement of Attainment by the partner organisations. 

Years 11-12 

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care

RTO Code (0275)

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

RTO Code (31319)

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business  

RTO Code (0275)

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

RTO Code (31981)


Off Campus Courses 

Students also have the opportunity to complete courses off campus. Off Campus courses may be completed, in-person, whereby students attend another campus for one day per week, or online. 

Students have undertaken courses in the following areas: Automotive, Building and Construction, Business, Design Fundamentals – Photo-imaging, Electro-technology (Career Start), Engineering, Events Management, Information Technology, Interactive Digital Media, Graphic Design, Justice Studies, Landscaping and Horticulture, Music, and Retail

For further information contact Mrs Colette Naicker, the College Careers Counsellor.


VET Policies

Complaints and Appeals Policy