St Columban’s College

2016
Finalist
Queensland

St Columban’s College has earned a reputation as a leading vocational training provider.

The Year 7-12 school, in the Moreton Bay region of South-East Queensland, encourages all students to participate in the extensive VET program either within the curriculum, or through Australian School-based Apprenticeships or external VET courses.

As an RTO, St Columban’s delivers nationally accredited training in 18 qualifications in 11 industry areas, supports at least 90 school-based apprentices and trainees annually and employs 15 school-based trainees. Qualifications in Hairdressing, Hospitality and Kitchen Operations are offered in the industry-standard St Columban’s Community Trade Training Centre. 

The college has established and maintains a wide variety of training partnerships and links with local community and business organisations, generating significant employment opportunities for students and benefits for the whole community.  

St Columban’s received the School Pathways to VET Award at the 2014 Australian Training Awards, having been a finalist in that category in 2012 and 2013.