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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. 

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​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 2015 will see Tours to the following businesses.


  • Defence Force (Lavarack Barracks)
  • Glencore Abbot Point Bulkcoal Terminal 1
  • White Card Construction Course
  • Aurizon Maintenance Depot Pring
  • SF4NQ Careers Expo
  • Nursing/Medical Tour
  • Ladies as Tradies
  • Police Academy
  • Wilmar Sugar – Pioneer Hill Mill
  • Qld North Tafe
  • Future Skills 4 Bowen Careers Market
  • RTM Engineering
  • Aurizon Indigenous Partnership Program


Each tour is designed to allow students to explore and discover their career pathway. Tours to Aurizon, Glencore and 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 trading organisations.  Our Vocational pathways allow students to complete their Queensland Certificate of Education whilst gaining high level qualifications in the fields of Fitness, Sport and Recreation, Automotive, Hospitality, Engineering, Childcare, Resource Infrastructure, Retail, Business, Carpentry, Diesel Fitting and more. School-Based traineeships and apprenticeships are also available.


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

Certificate II Diesel Fitting
Certificate II Engineering
Certificate II Hospitality
Certificate II IDMT
Certificate II Resource and Infrastructure
Certificate III Fitness
Certificate III Children’s Services
Certificate III Sport and Recreation



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