Further, St Columban’s College was the only Queensland finalist in this competitive contest which demonstrates the dedication this institutions has to ‘Every Student Every Success’.
Commencing in 1994, the Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.
The majority of the awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners from each state and territory eligible to compete at the national level in aligned categories. There are also seven award categories available by entering directly to the Australian Training Awards.
Through showcasing best practice, the Australian Training Awards promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET which has led to Australia wide awareness and respect for skilled-based careers and skills excellence.
The Australian Training Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory each year.
St Columban’s College Principal, Ann Rebgetz attributed the success with these awards to the Caboolture community.
“To win the award of denoting best practice in Australia is an absolute tribute to the community,” the Principal said in a video interview.
“We have a thousand industry partners, we have a thousand students-nearly and probably four-thousand parents and other carers, so for our whole community it’s absolutely wonderful.”
St Columban’s College is a Catholic secondary college in south-east Queensland. The college delivers 16 qualifications across ten industry areas, reflecting the diversity of the community’s employment opportunities. In 2013, 98 per cent of students graduated with a nationally recognised qualification, 76 per cent at the Certificate III level and 17 per cent at Certificate IV.
The college has close relationships with the local business community and has established an enterprising Trade Training Centre to enhance the delivery of training in hairdressing, kitchen operations and hospitality. It is a Gateway school for wine tourism and the college’s science wing has been expanded, and a laboratory skills qualification added, to allow the study of wine chemistry. More than 1000 employers have hosted the college’s students for work placements, validation of training plans and over 100 Australian School-based Apprenticeships annually.
The college also offers employment opportunities, with trainees employed in the areas of information technology, hospitality and sport and recreation.
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