​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 - School Officer: Student Pathways​​​

Work Exper​​ience

Unfortunately, a 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.

Completing work 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 employment options. ​​

Clairvaux 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 Program Leader.​

​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.


Certificate courses offered by the College include:​​

​​Course Code

​Course Name​​



​RTO Partnership​

​SIT30616 and SIT20316

Certificate II/ III in Hospitality


Training Direct Australia​

​HLT33115 and HLT23215

​​Certificate II/III in Health Services Assistance

including Certificate II in Health Support Services


Connect 'n' Grow


Certificate III in Business


Binnacle Training


​SIS30321 and SIS20115

Certificate III in Fitness including Certificate II in Sport and Recreation


Binnacle Training


Certificate IV in Crime and Justice


Unity College


​Diploma of Bus​iness 


Prestige Services Training




USI (Unique Student Identifier)​

​​Click on the image to generate your USI for VET applications.

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TAFE at School Program
 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.

For more information, contact Mr Darren Smith and explore the TAFE at School website.

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