Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre

In 2011, St Joseph’s College submitted an application for funding a new Trade Training Centre as part of the Government’s Round 4 application process.  On 16 December 2011, the Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP Minister for School Education,Early Childhood and Youth, announced the successful  funding approval. Construction commenced in November 2012 and was completed by July 2013. 

We have a proud tradition of students achieving excellent results. Our VCAL, VET in Schools and School Based Apprenticeship programs provide opportunities to achieve high results for those interested in pursuing apprenticeships and traineeships and for those who are interested in vocational and 'hands on' learning. Now with the state of the art Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre on site, our students have more opportunities directly on their doorstep.

Vocational Educational and Training (VET) is an adult learning environment designed to deliver workplace specific skills and knowledge based competencies. It enables students to get a “hands on” experience within their chosen industry whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
VET can be undertaken alongside or as part of a student’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies. The objectives of the program are to help increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12 or an equivalent qualification to 90 per cent by 2015. The program also helps to address national skills shortages in traditional trades and other eligible occupation areas by improving the relevance and responsiveness of trade training programs in secondary schools.
In addition to a wide variety of VET subjects already offered to senior students, the Joseph Innovation & Trade Training Centre allows students from 4 cluster schools in the area to undertake the following courses on our Newtown Campus site:
  • HLT32412 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (partial completion) RTO:3044, The Gordon

  • 22216VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) pre – apprenticeship, RTO:4603, Access Skills Training

  • 22261VIC - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre – vocational), RTO:3044, The Gordon

  • MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture Making (VCAA approved, VCE VET program), RTO:4603, Access Skills Training

  • SIT20312 – Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (VCAA approved, VCE VET program), RTO:4603, Access Skills Training

  • 22304VIC - Certificate II in Plumbing (pre – apprenticeship)

  • SIS30513 - Certificate III in Sport & Recreation, RTO:40548, IVET Institute

For further information on courses in the Trade Training Centre - please refer to the Senior Years Handbook below: