Curriculum - Vocational Education & Training

Year 10 provides both a continuation of our broad curriculum as well as additional opportunities for students to begin moving towards their likely learning pathway through Years 11 and 12. In Year 10, identified students are able to access academic extension programs (through "Velocitas" – classes for academically talented students in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities) as well as explore a wide range of career and vocational options through the SET (Senior Education and Training) Plan process.

Staff are experienced in recognising different learning styles and, through an extensive professional development program, well equipped to offer a variety of activities designed to engage students.

The college offers students personalised pathways through Years 11 and 12. All students must participate in our Friday sport program and all students are required to study:

  • Christian Studies
  • English or English Communication
  • Mathematics A or Mathematics B or Prevocational Mathematics.

In Years 11 and 12 our students follow either the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority OP program, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority non-OP program, a personalised vocational program, or pre-university programs including Griffith Connect and Bond University programs.

You can read our Years 11/12 Curriculum Handbook HERE for more detailed information.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is regarded as education and training for work. VET is part of the education system in all states and territories and as such, all qualifications are recognised in all states and territories.

Organisations that offer VET programs are termed Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Trinity Lutheran College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Our registration number is 30507 and details of Trinity as an RTO can be found at

At Trinity Lutheran College, VET is offered for study in Years 10, 11 and 12. Within VET, students work towards a Certificate and Record of Results (if completed). If partial completion occurs, a student will receive a Statement of Attainment. All certificates contribute towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) but is not included in the OP calculation.

Certificate Courses Offered at Trinity Lutheran College:

  • Certificate I in Engineering (MEM10105)
  • Certificate I in Furnishing (MFS10113)
  • Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways) (MSM10216)
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT20115)
  • Certificate II in Business (BSB20115)
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT 20416) (In partnership with Icon Training - National Provider No. 32126)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT 20316)
  • Certificate III in Business (BSB 30115) in partnership with Binnacle Training - National Provider No. 31319)
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (SI530115) (In partnership with Binnacle Training - National Provider No. 31319)
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT 30316) (In partnership with Binnacle Training - National Provider No. 31319)
  • Diploma of Business (BSB 50215) in partnership with Prestige Training Services - National Provider 12952

Once a student has selected a VET qualification, they must be aware of their rights and obligations in this system. Please refer to the Trinity Lutheran College VET Handbook and accompanying policies and procedures listed below:

  1. VET Student Handbook.
  2. Complaints and Appeals.
  3. Complaints and Appeals Form
  4. Complaints and Appeals Register
  5. RPL Application Form.
  6. PDR Recognition of Prior Learning.
  7. PDR Retention of Student Records.

External tutorials can at times be arranged to support and assist students in certain academic areas of need. Tutorials are not formalised and are organised on an 'as needs' basis. The first point of reference for parents would be a meeting and discussion with the student's pastoral care teacher. For further information please contact Head of Curriculum, Mr Wayne Butlin at

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