About St Paul’s

Pathways – Vocational

Most schools offer two educational pathways: tertiary or vocational.:

However, with studies suggesting that up to 50% of today’s jobs are likely to disappear in the next 20 years, students will increasingly need to have the capacity to create their own employment. This has prompted St Paul’s to offer a third pathway: an entrepreneurial pathway.

At St Paul’s, students from Pre-Prep to Year 12 have the opportunity to work alongside corporate experts and startup mentors to identify a problem and create a business solution. Some students even have the opportunity to take their business to market and generate revenue, meaning some students will be CEOs before they even finish school.

Automotive

Mechanical

Agricultural

Fitness

Our vocational offerings

  • We provide flexible learning arrangements for students so they can complete Certificates, or study at TAFE or undertake practical placements alongside their learning.
  • This pathway also provides the potential for an alternative entrance to university through a bridging program.
  • Additionally, our innovative entrepreneurial program partners vocational skills with business acumen, opening a pathway for vocational students to potentially start their own business, either after or while still at School.
  • Overall, St Paul’s students have access to any vocational course offered anywhere in Australia. Whether it’s a computer course online via a Melbourne provider or an electro-technology course at Bracken Ridge TAFE, St Paul’s students have the world’s opportunities at their fingertips.

Success story: Evan Stanley, class of 2017

Evan Stanley graduated from St Paul’s in 2017 and pursued a vocational pathway by applying for an associate degree in Civil Engineering through Qld TAFE.  Thanks to some strong early performances, Evan was able to chart a bridging course to eventually study Engineering at QUT. Evan will soon boast both an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Evan plans to utilise this skillset and qualifications by eventually starting his own civil engineering business.

Certificates completed

Each year, students who pursue a VET pathway secure apprenticeships, complete Certificate III or IVs or even progress  to a career they have already commenced in the workforce.

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