TRADE TRAINING CENTRE
TRADE COURSE ON OFFER
The College offers four areas delivering nationally recognised training to students in these Trades. The knowledge and skills gained by students lead to a wide range of employment opportunities and further training.
The Trade Training Centre at the College is a state of the art training facility. The four Trade areas offered are: Metals, Furnishings (Wood), Automotive and Building and Construction. Students attend Trades once or twice a week, depending on what course they have selected to study.
WHO STUDIES TRADES?
All students in Year 10 and 11 are required to undertake the four trade areas as part of their course for the year.
In Year 11 and 12, depending on which pathway the student has selected, students will attend their Trade subjects once a week and may elect the option of having an extra day in the Trade area.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (BC)
In Building and Construction students are instructed in laying bricks, making limestone blocks, building sheds and gazebos, other building structure, mixing and laying concrete and much more. Students work both inside the Trades workshop and out on site.
METAL AND ENGINEERING
Students have the opportunity to work in a state of the art industry metals workshop. Year 10’s start with small projects, by the time they reach Year 12 they are able to make trailers, yards, ramps and many more large projects.
The variety of equipment the students have access to in the Woodwork workshop allows them to create large projects such as cabinets, tables, bed and TV stands. Students in Year 10 develop skills and refine them on smaller projects before moving to the larger projects in Year 11 and 12.
In Automotive students are taught skills from basic fundamentals through to complete servicing during Year 10—12. If students obtain permission from the Auto instructor, they are able to bring in their own vehicle to work on during class time.
TRADE CAREER OPTIONS
Automotive Electrician, Bricklayer, Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Carpenter and Joiner, Diesel Motor Mechanic, Fitter (General), Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Furniture Maker, Furniture Finisher, Joiner, Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist (First class), Motor Mechanics (General), Motorcycle Mechanic, Sheet Metal Trades Worker, Small Engine Mechanic, Welder (First class), Wood Machinist