Vocational Education and Training (VET)

MacKillop Catholic College is part of the Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre.

Students are able to participate in Vocational Education and Training as part of this Trade Training Centre. Guilford Young College (GYC) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – Provider No. 1129 and issues all statements and certificates for students enrolled in these courses. All units of competency you receive go towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Students can enrol in units towards the following qualifications.


CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

During the training at MacKillop Catholic College students will be offered the units listed below:

  • MEMWHS2001 Organise and communicate information
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


These units provide an excellent introduction to vocational training for the construction industry. They will also contribute to CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways if students choose to enrol in the full qualification at Guilford Young College or any other Registered Training organisation in the future.

SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality

During the training at MacKillop Catholic College students will be offered the units listed below and will receive a statement of attainment for any units completed:

  • SITXCCS001 – Provide information and assistance (core)
  • BSBTWK201 – Work effectively with others (core)
  • SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices (core)
  • SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHCCC002 – Prepare and present simple dishes
  • SITHCCC003 – Prepare and present sandwiches
  • SITHFAB004 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

Students who complete 6 units including the three (3) core units will achieve Certificate 1 in Hospitality.

AHC10216 Certificate I in AgriFoods

During training at MacKillop Catholic College students will be offered an Introduction to this certificate. Some of the following units will be offered and students will receive a statement of attainment for any units completed.

FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

Units within this certificate may be offered if the need arises during the academic year. This program is designed for students who require significant foundation skills support to access a vocational pathway. It teaches reading, writing and may lead to students gaining experience in several industry sectors.

MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations

In working with our RTO some students may, if numbers permit, also access VET courses in Automotive and Maritime.

AUR10116 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation

A statement of attainment for any units completed.

What is an Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)?

A school-based traineeship or apprenticeship is a paid, employment-based training arrangement where Year 10, 11 or 12 students are able to combine work, training and education to gain a nationally recognised qualification, usually at Certificate II or III level across almost every industry sector and training package.

An Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) will facilitate development and registration of a Training Contract between ASbA, employer and RTO. Work/employment ASbA students are allowed to work between 7.5 and 15 hours in the workplace each week during school terms. This can be one or two days at work in school time or after school hours and on the weekend.

There is an expectation the ASbA student will work additional hours in term breaks to meet the required minimum total number of hours of employment under the Training Contract. Training All ASbA’s must have a Training Plan in place. A Training Plan will be developed by the nominated Registered Training Organisation (RTO), in collaboration with the employer and ASbA. The RTO is responsible for delivering training and assessment against the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. Education ASbA students commit to attending school when timetabled to do so, and studying courses that are complementary to the ASbA qualification and contribute to the TCE. Every unit of competency achieved over the course of the contract will contribute points to the ASbA student’s TCE and by the end of Year 12, students have the opportunity to gain dual qualifications - VET and the TCE. For more information: https://www.education.tas.gov...

Pathway Information

Students can continue their studies in Year 11 and 12 through the Guilford Young College RTO, and Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre.