The Trade Training Centre at Good Counsel College is part of a cluster called CCVTTC (Cairns Catholic Vocational Trade Training Centre) and funded under the Federal Government Trade Training Program.
This new facility has enhanced the College Curriculum allowing students to experience and gain the skills necessary for industry. As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), it has also expanded the courses we’re able to offer our students.
The Trade Training Centre offers a flexible schooling experience for Year 10-12 students wanting to pursue a career in a vocational field. All our certificates are developed in partnership and connection with local industries/businesses allowing students to gain up to date industry specific outcomes. As an extension to this industry link, students are also encouraged to participate in work experience and structured work placement.
Certificate courses that are offered by experienced trainers/teachers are as follows:
- MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering
- MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering
- MSA20208 Certificate II in Manufacturing Pathways
- LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing (2014)
- LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making
- MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing (2015 onwards)
- SIT10213 Certificate I in Hospitality
- SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
- ICA20111 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
In partnership with other Registered Training Organisations we also offer:
- SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness with Binnacle Training
- 10432NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology with IFE (Institute of Faith Education)
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with CTA (Cairns Training Academy)
- TAFE North (various certificates)
- 3929QLD Certificate IV in Justice Studies with Unity College, Caloundra West
School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships
School based apprenticeships are an opportunity for students to mix paid employment, competency based training and school studies under a training agreement. The College has fostered this educational arrangement for many students. The arrangements allow students to obtain a Queensland Certificate of Education and a Trade certificate qualification, or partial completion of this qualification at the same time.
School based apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements generally require significant changes to the school program for individual students. SATS place increased demand on students and are not to be taken lightly. Employers are showing increased interest in the arrangements as a means of obtaining better trained employees, with the majority of SATs rolling over into full time employment on completion of their Year 12 studies.