Vocational Education Pathways

The Vocational Education Pathways at Redlands College commenced in 1997, providing a course of study for those students wanting to pursue trade qualifications, TAFE study or full-time employment. Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of students utilise the course as a pathway to further education. 



The program is structured as follows: -

VET students:

Weeks 1 - 8

  • 4 days timetabled classes at school
  • 1 day at TAFE / Private RTO

Weeks 9 - 10

  • 2 week work placement 
  • students still attend nominated TAFE day

School based apprentices or trainees

Weeks 1 - 8

  • 4 days timetabled classes at school
  • 1 day at work (2 days if apprentice electrician)

Weeks 9 - 10 
Two week work placement (student may try other work placements if their employer is unable to host them for two weeks. Additional work placements are added to the student's resume and can be of benefit to job seeking activities. Example; one week at work as a paid trainee, followed by the next week at another workplace of interest, as unpaid work placement)

School-based apprentices and trainees are PAID for the days they spend at work

School based trainees and apprentices


VET students have the option to complete the following subjects:-

Authority-registered (non-OP) Subjects:

  • English Communication
  • Pre-vocational Mathematics
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Social and Community Studies

VET Qualifications offered: (RTO Code 30566)

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business 


  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business 



  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways


  • ICT20115 Certificate II Information, Digital Media & Technology


Authority (OP) Subjects:

Students may select one OP subject. 
One OP subject is the recommended load, as VET students miss scheduled classes due to TAFE / work commitments.

Off-Campus Curriculum

Students may study Nationally Accredited Qualifications with TAFE Brisbane (Southbank, Alexandra Hills, Loganlea, Mt Gravatt, Grovely, Bracken Ridge, Redcliffe and Caboolture Campuses), SkillsTech Australia (trade courses) or private RTO's.



The Vocational Education Pathways Department has a long history of successful outcomes for students, resulting from highly individualised planning and a team of staff that is committed to helping young people achieve.

The Australian Vocational Student Prize
4 nominees (awards announced mid-2014)
Sophie Mulheran, Jessica Butcher, Taylor Campbell & Joel Cunningham

Alex Di Trapani – Prime Minister’s Award ‘School-based Apprentice of the Year – Electrotechnology’ $4000
Cameron Evans - ‘School-based Apprentice Award’ $2000
Georgia Luscombe & Ben Wharton ‘VET Student Award’ $2000

Gareth Owens – Prime Minister’s Award ‘VET Student – Business and Innovation’ $4000
Andrew Mulheran - Prime Minister’s Award ‘VET Student – Queensland’ $4000
Troy Barton & Hannah Fannin - ‘School-based Apprentice Award’ $2000

Queensland Training Awards
South-East Queensland School-based Apprentice of the Year, Winner - Amanda Cochrane (photo above)

South-East Queensland VET Student of the Year, Regional Finalist– Ben Wharton
South-East Queensland VET Teacher of the Year, Winner– Marnie Parker

Metropolitan VET Student of the Year, Regional Finalist– Andrew Mulheran (photo above)

Where Vocational Education Pathways can take you…..
Alicia Bowles – after completing a degree with Griffith University, past VET student Alicia Bowles went on to study a Masters Degree in International Business at Oxford University.

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As a school RTO, Redlands College has a complaints and appeals policy specific to the RTO operations.

A complaint can be made to the College regarding the conduct of:

  • the school RTO, its trainers, assessors or other college school RTO staff;
  • students of the school RTO;
  • any third parties providing services on behalf of the school RTO (if relevant)

An appeal can be made to the school RTO to request a review of a decision, including assessment decisions.

The school RTO will ensure that the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are adopted at every stage of the complaints and appeals process. All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal. If the college RTO considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the complaint or appeal, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter.

If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.

Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the school RTO at: Email the Principal