Mansfield State High School is in partnership with TAFE Queensland Brisbane and other external Registered Training Organisations (RTO) to provide opportunities for Year 11 and 12 students to undertake Certificate courses in a range of interest areas, while completing their senior studies. Many courses include nationally recognised industry competencies.
Certificate courses vary in length from one semester to two years. Each RTO campus determines the day their courses are offered, therefore students miss school lessons to attend courses. Students must make an appointment with a Guidance Officer before applying, so that arrangements can be negotiated to reduce their load to five subjects to accommodate the course requirements. Students in Year 11 and 12 may reduce their study load only while they remain in the course.
Students need to be committed to completing the courses. They must also be prepared to pay full course fees on application, material costs and organise their transport to and from their allocated campus. TAFE campuses are located at Mt Gravatt, Salisbury, Alexandra Hills, Loganlea, Acacia Ridge, and Southbank.
All students will receive some type of certificate on completion of their course. This could be a Result of Assessment, Statement of Attainment or Statement of Attendance. Successful completion of a Certificate course can contribute between 2 – 8 credits towards a student’s QCE.
Students and parents should note that the school cannot guarantee a place in any certificate course for any student. The success of students being placed in a course will depend on the number of students from various schools wishing to do each course.
TAFE Courses begin in early February. See the links below for further information about courses available, program fees and due dates. TAFE also offers a limited number of courses mid-year as well.
TAFE Queensland Brisbane
Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Grovely, Loganlea, Mt. Gravatt and Southbank
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm
Other training provider courses
Students may apply for fee-paying courses that are of interest and may complement their senior studies.