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Trade Skills Centre

Our Trade Skills Centre is a Registered Training Organisation offering students prevocational training in the building and construction industry through the VCE VET program.  Facilities includes a design technology classroom, large open planned workshops, tools and equipment, and experienced teaching staff ensure a safe environment.  

The 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) pre-apprenticeship provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building and construction industry. The program offers full completion of the pre-apprenticeship and includes units such as safe handling and use of plant and power tools, quality principles for the construction industry, calculations and workplace documents and plans. Stream-specific units focus on providing foundation skills necessary for the chosen sectors in industry areas: carpentry, bricklaying, painting and decorating, wall and ceiling lining, wall and floor tiling, solid plastering and stonemasonry. 

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Building and Construction will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies). 


Students requiring assistance with English as a Second Language, Literacy and Numeracy or Welfare and Guidance are able to access the Newhaven College Student Support Services Department via the Trade Skills Centre or Newhaven College Reception.

For Learner Complaints and Appeals, please refer to the College Policies on SEQTA Engage for Parents.