Clairvaux MacKillop College offers support to students in Senior School to engage them with industry opportunities. Students benefit from support in Career Development, Work Experience, School Based Traineeships/Apprenticeships, Vocational Education Courses and Tertiary Pathway opportunities.
The college has a dedicated team to support students in their Career Pathways. For any questions or further information, please contact:
Darren Smith - Program Leader: Vocational Education Pathways
Sandra Beiers - Program Leader: Senior Years Academic Pathways
Cathy Surgeoner - Student Pathways Officer
qualification isn’t always enough to enter your dream job. Even jobs that are
described as being entry level or that are at the lower end of the pay scale
may require previous work experience.
experience shows employers that you are passionate and willing to do whatever
it takes to land a job in your field. It can also help you narrow down your
MacKillop's Career Pathways Department arranges the necessary work experience
agreements and scheduling to do work experience while at school. Students are
encouraged to seek their own work experience placements, and can still seek
support for a placement if required. The work experience blocks are the first
week of the school holidays for term 1, 2 and 3. Additional work experience
days or placement blocks can be requested directly to the Career/VET Pathways
To arrange work
experience, please visit the Career Pathways Departnment for assistance.
The Department of Education
website has information relating to work experience.
VET and Other Pathways
The College has very well developed
and recognised vocational education programs.
These classes cater
for our vocationally-oriented students and may include commencing a
School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT) or study at TAFE. This pathway
option is not available to CRICOS students.
Senior Certificate Courses
As part of the VET
pathway options offered at Clairvaux MacKillop College, students in
years 11 and 12 can undertake certificate courses in a variety of industry
areas. These are all registered with the Department of Education, Training and
Employment (DETE) and are Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) compliant.
offered by the College include:
II/ III in Hospitality
Training Direct Australia
II in Electrotechnology
III in Early Childhood Education and Care
HLT33115 and HLT23215
II/III in Health Services Assistance
including Certificate II in
Health Support Services
Connect 'n' Grow
III in Business
SIS30515 and SIS20115
in Fitness including
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIS30115 and SIS20115
in Sport and Recreation
including Certificate II in
Sport and Recreation
IV in Crime and Justice
Prestige Services Training
USI (Unique Student Identifier)
Click on the image to generate your
USI for VET applications.
TAFE at School
If you are a year 10, 11 or 12 student you may be able to complete a TAFE
Queensland qualification while you're still at school. Choose from a variety of
certificate I to certificate III courses from a range of study areas ranging
from hospitality to horticulture, electrotechnology to engineering and
everything in between.
information, contact Mr Darren Smith firstname.lastname@example.org and explore the TAFE at