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Trade Skills Centre

The Trade Skills Centre was opened in 2015 and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Middle School students utilise the facilities to study Design Technology that involves a hands-on approach to the manufacture of artefacts in wood, plastic or metal.

In Year 7 the design process is closely followed, enabling decisions to be made and problems solved. Special attention is paid to safe working practices in the workshop and students are strongly encouraged to take pride in both their written and practical work.

In Year 8, projects are undertaken to enable production of a design folio and to complete practical design products. Communication of design ideas is introduced and students have the opportunity to make decisions and overcome problems as they arise. Students work in wood, metal or plastic and create several useful products.

Students considering a career in the building industry will have the opportunity to undertake accredited training in their senior school years.

Senior School Trade Skills Centre