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Connecting Cooktown State School (RTO: 30556) to Career Transitions
What is VET? 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays an important role at Cooktown State School helping students move from school to further education, training and employment.  VET qualifications are recognised nationally and are industry endorsed.  These courses combine relevant knowledge and practical skills that reflect current industry standards. 

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Cooktown State School is able to deliver a range of nationally recognised training packages at Certificate I, II and III levels.  Students are also able to obtain VET qualifications offered by external RTOs.  These courses are studied as part of their Senior Schooling timetable.

Students enrolled in VET courses have access to the VET Student Handbook.  This handbook highlights important information for students and in particular refers to the complaints and appeals policy and procedures


Cooktown State School (RTO: 30556) is currently registered to deliver the following qualifications:
  • CUA20715 Certificate II Visual Arts
  • CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts


Aurora Training Institute  (RTO: 32237)

  • BSB30115  Certificate III Business

Binnacle Training (RTO: 30319)

  • SIS30115  Certificate II  Sport and Recreaction
  • SIS20115  Certification III Sport and Recreaction


TAFE Queensland (RTO: 0275)

  • SIT20316  Certificate II Hospitality

Tallebuggera Outdoor an Environment Education Centre  (RTO 30685)

  • AHC21016   Certificate II Conservation and Land Management


2019 CSS Senior Schooling VET handbook.

Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures
To be compliant with Standard 6 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 the school RTO must have a publically available complaints and appeals policy. Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the school:  Any further queries should be directed to the RTO Manager, Cherryl Perry

Enrolment into a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course after the start date may lead to a Statement of Attainment/s only, rather than the complete qualification. To obtain a Certificate or Qualification, all students studying a VET course must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  For more information visit:

School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships (SATs)
Students in Years 11 and 12 are offered opportunities to become School based Apprentices/Trainees (SATs).  SATs are proving to be a valuable way for students to start their career by combining school with work and training (at Certificate II or III level).
Work experience or structured workplace learning is offered widely to students in Years 10 – 12.  This regularly results in our students being offered an opportunity for a School based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SATs).  All SATs students must continue to meet the requirements of the school code of behaviour and strive for continual improvement in their studies. The Guidance Officer is also available for further career advice.

Any further queries should be directed to the RTO Manager, Cherryl Perry