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Vocational education

Caboolture Special School’s vocational technical education (VTE)
program offers a wide variety of educational opportunities through The Orange Project—creating esteemed partnerships.

Students are developing their vocational, technical, literacy, numeracy, social and safety skills in a diverse range of contexts.

In-school VTE structured workplace learning
The school’s VTE program has six sub-programs: horticulture, hospitality, recycling, post school options, community organisation and emergency service. These VTE sub-programs provide a structure for a diverse and meaningful workplace learning environment.
The in-school VTE structured workplace learning includes:
  • Hospitality program: tuckshop, catering, special events, soup kitchen.
  • Recycling program: paper shredding, can crushing, bicycle repair.
  • Horticulture program: mowing, gardening, growing vegetables and plants.
  • Emergency service program: VK4HBU Amateur Radio Station and the VLB327 Maritime Coast Station of Caboolture Special School, First Aid, Workplace Health and Safety Training.
TAFE and VET qualifications
In Semester I – 2010, twenty-seven students enrolled in the Certificate I in Horticulture and eleven students enrolled in the Certificate II in Horticulture. In Semester II —2010, twenty-four students enrolled in certificate I and thirteen students enrolled in the Certificate II in Horticulture.
These Horticulture courses are provided in partnership with the Caboolture Campus of the Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (BNIT). The horticulture students are resourced by thirteen staff from Caboolture Special School while at the TAFE (BNIT) complementing the TAFE teachers in their instruction and safety management.
In 2011, Caboolture Special School in an esteemed partnership with the Rural Fire Service will offer students an opportunity to participate in the Certificate II in Public Safety to compliment their membership of a local Rural Fire Brigade. Staff and students will work together as members of a local Rural Fire Brigade to build individual and community capacity to provide a sustainable and safe local community.
Our esteemed partnerships
In 2010 students, staff and volunteers from Caboolture Special School have been working in partnership with the following:
  • Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (BNIT).
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council Automotive Workshop at Caboolture.
  • Petstock Caboolture.
  • Redcliffe and District Amateur Radio Club.
  • Caboolture Amateur Radio Club.
  • Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club.
  • Caboolture Historical Village.
  • Spinnaker Sound Marina enterprises including Bribie Island Boat Hire.
  • Bribie Island Coast Guard.
  • Caboolture Meals-On-Wheels.
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) Petrie Safe House and the Rural Fire Service.
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Communications Centre: Firecom
    State Emergency Service (SES).
  • Endeavour Business Services Redcliffe.
  • Endeavour Adult Training and Support Service (ATSS) Caboolture.
  • Insight Disability Services.
  • Eagle Boys Pizza: Caboolture and Morayfield.
  • 101.5FM Moreton Bay’s Community Radio Station.
We encourage parents, carers and community members to visit our school to see how they can be part of these interesting and engaging vocational, technical education programs.
For further details contact:
Peter Allen, VTE Coordinator
Caboolture Special School
Telephone: (07) 5431 4444