STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES
Our Vocational Education Pathways students have a long history of successful outcomes, resulting from highly individualised planning and a team of staff that are committed to helping students achieve.
Amanda Cochrane | Winner - Queensland Training Awards 2014 | School-based Apprentice of the Year
Having always been interested in cooking, Amanda decided to participate in the VET program at Redlands College. She completed a Certificate II in Hospitality Kitchen Operations, through the TAFE at School Program in Year 11, as well as many other qualifications such as Certificate III in Business, Certificate II in Workplace Practices and Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology.
The combination of qualifications and work experience at the Grand View Hotel led to Amanda working as a school-based apprentice studying under internationally renowned French chef Gilles De Beze and winning South East Qld School-based Apprentice of the Year.
Alex McHugh - Class of 2014
After completing Certificate III in Hospitality in Year 12, Alex went on to study a Diploma of Hospitality at Southbank TAFE before being selected to study an internship at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland, the world’s leading hospitality school.
Alex is currently studying a dual degree at Griffith University, Bachelor in International Tourism and Hotel Management and a Bachelor in Business.
Tom Cochrane - Class of 2018
Not to be outdone by his sister Amanda, Tom joined vocational pathways looking for an alternative to traditional studies.
Tom completed a Certificate I in Construction and Certificate II in Electrotechnology through the TAFE at School Program.
Tom also completed Certificate III in Business, Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology and Certificate II in Skills for Work as part of the VET Program.
Tom participated in work experience placements in Year 10, 11 and 12. He received terrific feedback from employers and because of this feedback was offered a full-time apprenticeship with Whatalec Pty Ltd Electrical and Communications when he finished Year 12.