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Vocational Education

Work Experience

Bowen State High School has an extensive work experience program that allows students to gain industry experience with local businesses. The opportunities afford students a unique insight into their chosen career path and to gain valuable employable skills while still at school. 

 Important information can be found on the right of this page. ​​​ 


​Career Pathway Tours

Bowen State High School prides itself on the implementation of Career Pathway Tours.  Cheryl Stanton (Independent Learning Centre Co-Ordinator) started the idea in 2012 with only a few tours on the list.  This program has grown and 2018 will see Tours to the following businesses.

  • Defence Force (Lavarack Barracks)
  • Nursing/Medical Tour
  • Ladies as Tradies
  • Emergency Services Tour
  • Qld North Tafe
  • Aurizon Indigenous Partnership Program


Apprenticeship Readiness Tours

  •  Adani Abbot Point Bulkcoal Terminal 1
  • Wilmar Sugar – Pioneer Hill Mill
  • CAT Hastings Deering
  • Arurizon Maintenance Depot Pring


Each tour is designed to allow students to explore and discover their career pathway. Tours to Aurizon, Adaniand Wilmar Sugar are for students specifically in Year 12 who intend applying for apprenticeships.  Students are taken through induction, a tour of the plant and associated trades then taken through a job application and interview selection process to help them through this process.


​Certificate Courses
Bowen High offers a range of Vocational Education and Training Certificates and courses. We have a strong partnership with a number of external registered training organisations. Our Vocational pathways allow students to complete their Queensland Certifiate of Education whilst gaining high level qualifications in the fields of fitness, sport and recreation, automotive, hospitality, engineering, retail, business, disiel fitting and more. School-based   traineeships and apprenticeships are also available.  

Some of the Certificates on offer through R.T.Os

TAFE North
Certificate II Diesel Fitting
Certificate II Engineering
CQ University RTO number: 40939
Delivering and assessing the following courses:
PMA20116 Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality
These courses are funded by the Queensland Government through the VET in Schools (VETiS) initiative.
Certificate III Fitness



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