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Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Annandale Christian College works in partnership with various Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) to provide senior students with diverse study choices and practical qualifications in the workplace.  These options are available to our Year 11 and 12 students.

On-site at the College, we offer a mix of applied subjects and certificates:
* Certificate II (Year 11-4 QCE Points) and Certificate III (Year 12- 4 QCE Points) in Sport and Recreation.  The Subject is called Sport and Recreation, all training is supervised by R.T.O Binnacle Training. 
*Aquatic Practices.  This is an applied subject including some embedded training which can also contribute extra QCE points and other qualifications.  Course includes; PADI Open Water Dive Licence, First Aid Certificate, Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (4 QCE Points), Boat Licece and Aquatic Practices Subject (4 QCE Points). 

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Tafe QLD, Townsville Creative Technologies College, JCU Now, SUN @CQU or Apprenticeships/Traineeships.


If you’re 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, early childhood education to engineering, and everything in between.

Courses open for application in August each year for Year 10 students to begin preparing for their Year 11 pathways. Contact Mrs Robertson or see your Careers Canvas Course for information.

TAFE Documents:

2025 Course Guide

2025 Courses

Townsville Creative Technologies College (TCTC)

The Townsville Creative Technologies College (TCTC) is a Digital Trade Training Centre that was co-developed by Heatley Secondary College in partnership with the region’s creative digital industries.

The TCTC delivers nationally-accredited training at Certificate I through to Certificate III (and eventually in Certificate IV) in a specific range of creative industry technology, business, design and production areas.

Students at the TCTC are inspired to create and break new ground as required by a skilled and enterprising labour pool. They are challenged to build their capacity to find creative solutions for graphic design, print, publishing, interactive entertainment, web design, simulation, digital imaging, animation, filmmaking, editing, audio and music production.

Enrolments usually open in October and November and students will be contacted for an interview once you have returned the paperwork to the TCTC team. Contact Mrs Robertson or check the Secondary Office for a Course guide.

Link to TCTC Website.

Start Uni Now (SUN) @ CQU 

Start Uni Now (SUN) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year 10*, 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school. A 'unit' is the word used to describe something similar to your school subjects.

You can enrol in a range of CQUniversity units, either on-campus (face-to-face) or by online study (online), and combine them with your regular high school work. This might be a good option if you are very interested in trialing a university course and is suited to students at a very-high academic level. 

*Year 10 students are eligible for Term 3 (November) intake only.

Link to SUN.


JCU NOW is for high achieving Year 11 and Year 12 students who want to be ready today for tomorrow by studying first year university subjects alongside high school subjects.

Science, technology and environment, Business, leadership and law, Education, Health and Society and culture.

For further information, please see the JCU Now Website.

School Based Apprenticeships

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow high school students, generally in Years 10, 11 or 12, to work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification, while completing their secondary schooling and studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and/or Overall Position (OP) score.

SATs help young people go places, whether that's a full-time job, a trade career, university, TAFE or other training.

Link to Government information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Please see Mrs. Robertson if you'd like to find out more about this.