Vocational & Professional Training

The career possibilities for a Northside graduate are endless. Throughout their years of compulsory schooling, students are prepared for engagement with an ever-changing world filled with opportunities, challenges and options.

Equipped for Any Future

Students select from a range of OP and Non-OP subjects in Senior School. Northside’s Vocational Education Department works with academic faculties to provide meaningful subject choices to students who choose to follow the Non-OP pathway, or would like to incorporate vocational learning into their OP pathway. Together with core studies in English Communication and Pre-Vocational Mathematics, Northside Christian College students are able to select elective subjects that will train and equip them for any future.

Fostering Students' Potential

Many Senior School students incorporate a TAFE or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification into their Senior Education plan. Both OP and non-OP students across Years 11 and 12 have the option to pursue some form of VET certificate. As well as providing nationally recognised training as a Registered Training Organisation, Northside Christian College cooperates with a range of other training providers to facilitate this training. These providers have included TAFE Queensland, the Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre, Charlton Brown and a range of other private providers of VET.


Structured Workplace Learning Program

The Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program provides an opportunity for students to undertake un-paid work experience on 1 day each week in place of their 6th Senior School subject. SWL has been helpful in assisting students and their families make decisions about future career pathways.

School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship

Northside students across Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to pursue a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are paid employment contracts which allow a student to gain experience in a field of endeavour while studying toward a Certificate qualification.

Vocational Education at Northside encompasses a wide variety of related subjects, activities and opportunities, giving students a comprehensive range of options for work or further study.

Northside Christian College - Options in High School