TRADES AND COURSES

Trades Offered

Automotive

Motor Mechanics maintain, service and repair motor vehicles in a number of different specialised areas. Some careers and specialisations of the automotive industry, include:

  • Light vehicle mechanic
  • Motorbike mechanic
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Plant mechanic
  • Small engine mechanic

Some of the tasks you would undertake as a mechanic, include:

  • servicing of vehicles in related specialisations
  • diagnosing and repairing faults in vehicles
  • reconditioning of engines and transmissions
  • conducting vehicle inspections for road safety and registration

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Trade - Automotive
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Cert II Information and Digital Technology (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • Catholic Studies
  • English Studies
  • General Mathematics 1
  • Trade - Automotive
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Cert II Information and Digital Technology (VET)
LTTC Carp Pic

Carpenters construct, erect and install structures made of timber. They also renovate and repair structures through extensions and new home builds. Carpenters are generally an onsite worker of the construction industry. If you like the outdoors and physical work then this could be the trade for you. As a carpenter, you will also be exposed to working at heights.

Some of the other tasks you would undertake as a carpenter, include:

  • constructing housing frames from scratch
  • installing and erecting housing frames
  • levelling and straightening housing frames
  • installing fittings and fixtures
  • installing and cutting of fascia and wall cladding
  • installation of roof trusses
  • installing doors, windows and the internal fit outs of housing including window and door frames

Some other areas of industry related to carpentry, include:

  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting
  • Cabinet-making
  • Kitchen manufacturing

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Carpentry
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Cert III Financial Services (VET)
  • Cert II Business Services (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Carpentry
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Cert III Financial Services (VET)
  • Cert II Business Services (VET)
Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education and Care (Childcare) workers provide care and supervision for children across varying locations, including residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

Some careers and specialisations of this industry, include:

  • Childcare Worker
  • Childcare Centre Manager/Director
  • Nanny
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Out-of-School-Hours Worker

Some of the tasks you would undertake in this trade area, include:

  • preparing materials, equipment and activities for children’s educational and recreational activities
  • managing children’s behaviour and social development and implementing daily routines
  • providing general entertaining of students, through activities such as games, reading, drawing, dancing and singing
  • assisting children with developing and maintaining appropriate hygiene standards
  • liaising with parents

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade – Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Hospitality – Food and Beverage (VET)
  • Business Services (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade – Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Hospitality – Food and Beverage (VET)
  • Business Services (VET)
Electrotechnology

Electricians perform a variety of jobs in a number of specialty areas. This could be in domestic, commercial and electrical supply settings. Electricians, in their specialties, maintain and repair electrical networks, components, equipment, and appliances. Electricians also design, assemble, test, diagnose and repair electrical networks.

Some careers and specialisations of the electrical industry, include:

  • Electrician – domestic and commercial
  • Lift Mechanic
  • Power Linesman

Some of the tasks you would undertake as an electrician, include:

  • laying cable and wiring for electrical installations
  • diagnosing and repairing faults in electrical systems and networks
  • installing and constructing electrical switchboards
  • electrical commissioning of new homes
  • maintaining electrical poles
  • installing and maintaining public lighting systems

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Electrical
  • Industry Based Learning
  • General Mathematics
  • Information Digital Technology (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Electrical
  • Industry Based Learning
  • General Mathematics
  • Information Digital Technology (VET)
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Metal Fabricators perform tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and repairing metal components for iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, and ship building and repair.

Some careers and specialisations of this industry, include:

  • Metal Fabricator
  • Pressure Welder
  • Welder First Class

Some of the tasks you would undertake in this trade area, include:

  • analysing drawings and specifications to plan job requirements, including measuring and marking out materials for cutting
  • cutting, shaping and joining metal using various tools, cutting machines, and heating and hammering techniques
  • using various welding techniques
  • finishing and smoothing products using various techniques, including cleaning, polishing, filing, chiseling and grinding

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Trade – Metal Fabrication
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Information and Digital Technology (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Trade – Metal Fabrication
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Information and Digital Technology (VET)
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Hairdressers, as the occupation title suggests, cut, style and colour hair. They also straighten and treat hair, perform scalp massages and provide conditioning treatments.

Some of the other tasks you would undertake as a hairdresser, include:

  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • mixing colour and chemical solutions for hair styling
  • providing advice to clients about hair care and products
  • housekeeping of the salon
  • performing transactions for service
  • managing an appointment book
  • applying special services to clients, such as adding hair extensions
  • hairdressing for weddings and formals

Another area of industry related to hairdressing includes beauty therapy.

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Hairdressing
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)
  • Business Studies

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Hairdressing
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)
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Chefs and cooks perform tasks including the preparation and cooking of food, in establishments such as restaurants, cafes and catering operations.

Some careers and specialisations of this industry, include:

  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Pastry Chef
  • various cuisine specialisations
  • Kitchen-hand
  • Restaurant Managers
  • Bar Attendant or Barista

Some of the tasks you would undertake in this trade area, include:

  • planning menus, estimating menu costs and ordering supplies
  • preparing and cooking food across various cuisines and using various techniques
  • ensuring hygiene regulations are met
  • monitoring food preparation quality for consistency, including presentation

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Trade – Hospitality Commercial Cookery
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade – Hospitality Commercial Cookery
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)

Plumbers install, maintain and repair all aspects of gas and water. This includes piping and drainage for gas, water and sewerage supply systems, as well as some applications for heating, cooling and ventilation systems. If you like the outdoors and physical work then this could be the trade for you.

Some of the other tasks you would undertake as a plumber, include:

  • installing and repairing hot and cold water systems
  • installing and repairing gas supply systems
  • installing, maintaining and repairing sewer systems
  • installing water fire-protection systems
  • installing gas appliances
  • designing and installing piping and drainage systems
  • designing and installing recycled water and water storage systems

Jobs within the Plumbing industry, include:

  • Air conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Drainer
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof plumber
  • Plumber

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Trade – Plumbing
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade – Plumbing
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Business Services (VET)
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Shopfitters, as the name suggests, design, construct, erect and install structures for retail shop fit outs. There are two components of being a shopfitter, one being the manufacture of components in a factory and the second being the installation of the design onsite. Much of the work in this industry is completed through CNC, CAD and CAM technology and they can sometimes be referred to as the fine artists of the industry. Shopfitting is also very closely related to cabinet making and kitchen manufacturing.

Some of the other tasks you would undertake as a shopfitter (cabinet-maker), include:

  • designing shop fit outs
  • designing and manufacturing kitchens
  • designing and manufacturing fit outs for boats and caravans, and items of fine detail
  • designing and manufacturing furniture
  • designing through the use of computer aided technology
  • working with materials such as timber, veneers and particleboard

Some other areas of industry related to carpentry, include:

  • joinery
  • cabinet-making
  • kitchen manufacturing
  • carpentry

Study Package - Year 11

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade – Shop-fitting
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Financial Services  (VET)
  • Business Services (VET)

Study Package - Year 12

  • English Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Trade - Shopfitting
  • Industry Based Learning
  • Financial Services (VET)
  • Business Services (VET)

 

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