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Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses provide students with National Accredited qualifications which count towards the NTCET but most importantly, they are Industry qualifications and can enable students to gain apprenticeships and traineeships. VET in Schools is an initiative for secondary school students based on partnerships between industry and education. The VET in Schools program combines both on and off the job training. Students have the opportunity to try an occupation while at school through VET

Entry into VET subjects

Students will be counselled into the appropriate VET course according to their needs and abilities through an interview process with the NTCET Co-ordinator, Assistant principal and VET trainers.

Nhulunbuy High School 

AHC10116 Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management
AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
BSB10115  Certificate I in Business
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business (Schoolbased Apprentise / Trainee Only)
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration (Schoolbased Apprentise / Trainee Only)
CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction
CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction
CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering
MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (Schoolbased Apprentise / Trainee Only)
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 
MSM10216 Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)
SIR20216 Certificate I in Retail Services
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
SIT10116 Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism


All VET qualifications are competency based assessed. Students must achieve competency in all units of competency in order to receive a Certificate and to gain maximum credit towards the NTCET. Students who cannot demonstrate competency when first assessed will have the opportunity to improve their skills before being reassessed

The range of assessment methods will include:

  • Written assessments
  • Case Study/Scenario
  • Observation Checklists
  • Projects

Training and Assessment activities will take place in the simulated work environment at Nhulunbuy High School under supervised conditions and/or in the workplace

Unique Student Identifier

All students must now have a USI number to be enrolled into a course. To find out more about the USI scheme and to apply for one free of charge, Please go to the following web address www.usi.gov.au

What is Structured Work Placement?

Structured Work Placement is training that takes place on the job in a structured way so that student’s learn practical industry skills and competencies that count towards qualifications. Part of the students’ assessment will take place during their Structured Work Placement. Students may be required to do their Structured Work Placement beyond the normal school times and days. Structured Work placement is a compulsory component of all VET courses at Nhulunbuy High School.

Australian School-Based Apprenticeships/Traineeship

School students now have the opportunity to undertake School-Based Apprenticeships/ Traineeship while at school. It involves the students entering into a formal Training Agreement with their Employer and Registered Training Organisation. The Agreement outlines the obligations of all parties and the kind of training, both on and off the job that the trainee has to undertake.

An Australian School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship is a part time apprenticeship. This is a new arrangement in which the trainee (student) attends school part time, is employed and attends work part time and they will be required to attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for off the job training.

School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship are designed so students gain qualification while completing their NTCET. School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship can gain credit towards a full time apprenticeship.

Policies and Procedures

All Nhulunbuy High School Students are informed of our policies and procedures as part of student induction program.

For detailed information or to view our policies and procedures please click on link below:


For inquiries contact:

Acting Principal 

Nhulunbuy High School Council Inc

Karen Hill karen.hill@education.nt.gov.au