Vocational Education & Training in Schools

Mater Education is proud to offer a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program for senior students who are interested in the health industry.

Students will have the opportunity to study on-site in a real hospital environment and gain first-hand experience in an acute hospital setting, working alongside qualified healthcare professionals.

The program is designed to give students the ability to develop an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, communication and team work, and establish a solid foundation on which to build their healthcare career after Year 12.

The program will deliver a HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services over six months, with the option to obtain a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance via a three month gap program.

VETiS qualifications are funded by the Queensland Government’s VET Investment budget.  VETiS funding allows students to undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school.  HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services is listed on the Queensland Government’s Priority Skills list for VETiS funded delivery by approved pre-qualified suppliers.

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  • Explore our campus and see the facilities available to you.
  • Learn more about Mater Education's range of healthcare courses.
  • Connect with our Student Services team to answer any questions you have about studying with Mater Education.
  • Submit your application to study!
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Entry requirements

To be accepted to study the Certificate II in Health Support Services, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • must be in year 10, 11 or 12
  • obtain approval from your school and parent/guardian
  • have a laptop or portable device with internet access (Wi-Fi available on campus)
  • have basic computer skills
  • meet literacy and numeracy requirements.
 

To continue to studying the Certificate III Gap Program, students must also satisfy the following requirements (in addition to those listed above):

  • have successfully complete the Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • satisfactorily complete a National Police Record Check
  • provide proof of immunity (or obtain necessary vaccinations) for:
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella (chicken pox)
    • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • seasonal vaccinations as required (eg. influenza).

Resources:
Students will require access to a reliable internet connection enabling access to Mater Education’s virtual learning environment, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Read more about resource requirements here.

Program delivery

The program is open to students from Year 10 – Year 12, and is available to commence at the beginning of each school term (except term two). All students must obtain approval from their school and their parent/guardian to be able to participate.
 

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Dates and duration

Students completing the Certificate II in Health Support Services will be required to attend weekly vocational classes away from school (one day per week for two terms), and a compulsory workplace visit (two days) towards the end of the program.

Those who pursue the Certificate III Gap Program (either in Health Services Assistance or Allied Health Assistance) will continue weekly vocational classes (one day per week for an additional term), and a block of vocational placement (up to 10 days) during school holidays.

Locations

Students may choose to study at one of three dedicated locations:

  • Mater Education South Brisbane Campus
    Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane Qld 4101
     
  • Mater Education Springfield Hub
    WesTEC Trade Training Centre
    110 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield Qld 4300
     
  • Mater Education Mitchelton Hub
    Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre
    Turnbull Street, Mitchelton Qld 4053
     

While we will endeavour to accommodate your preferred location, start date and contact days, these will all be subject to availability and will be negotiated with your school upon enrolment.

Workplace visit and vocational experience

This experience helps to consolidate your knowledge within the real or simulated healthcare environment by giving you the opportunity to apply theory to practice.

As part of the Certificate II program, all students are required to participate in a workplace visit over two days towards the end of the program, at one of Mater’s exceptional hospitals.

Those continuing with the Certificate III program will be required to complete an additional placement period of 5 - 10 days during school holidays.

Costs

Certificate II

Eligible students are able to access VETiS funding for the full Certificate II fee, as funded by the Queensland Government’s VET Investment budget.

Ineligible students will be required to pay the full fee: $3100


Certificate III

Gap program fee: $750

As part of the program you may also require:

  • Closed-in black shoes and black tailored pants or skirt (knee-length, preferably with pockets) 
  • Criminal History Check 'Fit2Work' ($29)
  • Mater Education Uniform shirt (approx $60 - $80 per shirt)
  • Any additional vaccinations you may require
Find out more about this course

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Currently no sessions are available for this course.

Please contact us to find out about upcoming sessions for this course.

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VETiS Certificate II in Health Support Services
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Currently no sessions are available for this course.

Please contact us to find out about upcoming sessions for this course.


Cert II in Health Support Services [Mitchelton]
The program will be delivered one day per week over 20 weeks (two terms).

Your contact day will vary according to your choice of campus.
Students must also complete a compulsory two day workplace visit at one of Mater’s exceptional hospitals.

Apply for upcoming dates


To apply for upcoming dates or to speak with our team about the VETiS program, please contact us at schools@mater.org.au or 07 3163 1500.