Vocational Education

Education for Work

The goal of this department at Padua College is to offer as many real world learning experiences as possible.

Students in this digital age will have to be more flexible and adaptive to their work environments than workers in any other era. Technology is developing so rapidly that many jobs of the future are not even created yet.

With 50 million of the population on earth involved in vocational training (TVET 2013), vocational training plays a huge part in all of our futures. Padua students have access to certificate courses in Fitness, Construction and Engineering and Business on site. They also have access to trade and other TAFE training through SkillsTech and TAFE campuses across Brisbane.

Students completing the Industry Pathway are also immersed in the world of work, through the Padua work experience program. Some students are currently employed in the school based apprenticeship program, where they are paid and moving forward to an earlier completion of their apprenticeship after leaving school in Year 12. Padua is in partnership with several outside training organisations and we are constantly looking at expanding relevant offerings to our students.

We want to help every student find their niche and fully support them in this search.

In 2018, Padua will offer the following courses to our students:

  • Certificate I in Construction Enrolment process
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways Enrolment process
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology Enrolment process
  • Certificate III in Engineering – CAD Enrolment process
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate III in Fitness with Certificate II Sport Embedded
  • Diploma of Business
  • Certificate II in Hospitality ( Mt Alvernia)
  • Certificate II in Digital Media and Technologies

The above courses will be delivered at Padua in partnership with external Training Organisations. Please find information brochures available to download below:

VET Brochure.2017

Cert I Construction Brochure
Cert II Engineering Pathways Brochure
Cert III Engineering CAD Brochure
Cert III Engineering CAD Poster
Cert II Electrotchnology  Poster
Cert II Electrotechnology Brochure

TAFE at Schools Guide 2018

These courses are for school students.
Students are required to attend one day per week, for one year's duration.
A fee is charged to attend this course.  Below is the link to the course guide and application process:

TAFE at School Application Process

TQ 2018 TAFE at School Guide


Vocational Education Forms and Information

 Please click on our Vocational Education slideshow to view details on our program including all information on courses offered.

If you are interested in Vocational Education at Padua College, please follow the link below:

For all forms, trade information and application forms please Click Here


Information current as at October, 2017.

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