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​In Year 10, all students are invited to undertake a Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations (RIO).

The Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations is an introductory qualification aimed at individuals entering the resources and infrastructure industry. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited. Glenden State School as the RTO has a third party arangement with Newlands Glencore to deliver the qualification.



Vocational education
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Vocational education and training (VET) - RTO 30287
Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.
Student achievement in accredited vocational education qualifications is based on industry-endorsed competency standards and is recorded on the Senior Certificate. The Senior Certificate is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and this may give advanced standing towards a traineeship or apprenticeship and/or credit on entry to courses at TAFE Institutes and other registered training organisations.
VET Qualifications contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education if the required standard reached.
Glenden State School offers the following VET subjects to students: 
Year 10
Certificate I in Resource Infrastructure and Operations RII10115
Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT10115
All students are provided with a VET Student Information Handbook on enrolment in a VET course.
Download Vet Student Information Handbook 2015 (PDF, 329KB)
The USI (Unique Student Identifier) was introduced nationally on 1 January 2015 for all students studying VET qualifications.  The school is not permitted to issue Statements of Attainment or Certificates unless students have a USI recorded with Glenden State School.  After students obtain a USI, they must provide the Head of Senior Schooling with the USI number. 
Details about obtaining and reporting a USI to the school is outlined in the following documents.
Download Certification & USI Policy & Procedure (PDF, 171KB)
Glenden State School has a Complaints and Appeals Policy that applies to all students studying a VET course.
School Based Apprentices and Traineeships (SATS)
School based apprenticeships and traineeships combine school, work and off-the-job training giving a student the opportunity to earn while they learn.
The program is designed for students in years 11 and 12. 
Benefits of a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Earn while you learn
  • Contribute credit points toward the Queensland Certificate Education (QCE)
  • Gain a nationally endorsed qualification
  • Receive practical on the job training
  • Improve confidence and communication skills  
 Getting Started
  • Choose the right apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Find an employer and organise work experience, this will give the student time to know if the position is the right one.
  • Contact the school SAT Co-ordinator who will guide you, your child and the employer through the sign-up and relevant paper-work required to get started.  
How Can We Help?
The senior schooling department is available to assist the student with updating their resume and work experience requirements. We also provide support to the student throughout the school based apprenticeship or traineeship.