Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre

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.

The Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre is the hub of Vocational Educational and Training (VET) here at St Joseph’s College.
VET subjects are conducted in 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 subjects can be undertaken alongside or as part of a student’s Year 10, 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 and gain employment after school completion. 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 four cluster schools in the area to undertake the following courses at the Edmund Rice Campus site:
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 
Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry Pre - Vocational)
Certificate II Electrotechnology (Electrotechnology Pre – Vocational)
Certificate II in Furniture Making

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