About Australian Trade College North Brisbane

Known as the ‘Trade School of Excellence’ on Brisbane’s northside, the Australian Trade College North Brisbane or ATCNB, has a unique approach that sets us apart from other schools – we integrate Queensland’s Certificate of Education, the QCE curriculum, with trade training and apprenticeship services. We offer all this on the one campus at Scarborough, giving our students the best career start.


The ATCNB is a purpose built, multi-million dollar, trade training, co-educational Year 11 and Year 12 independent school. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide a structured and well-supported trade and business focused curriculum, leading to strong QCE attainment and employment pathways. This is based on the philosophy that students can reach their potential through many and varied pathways. There is not just one way to reach your career goal.

Every opportunity – that will ‘Nail the Connection’.

Australian Trade College North Brisbane is part of the MRAEL group of companies. Being part of the wider MRAEL group, provides Australian Trade College North Brisbane with a platform from which to access additional knowledge, experience, resources and support services. This benefits our students, particularly with regard to apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities across Australia.


MRAEL began business in 1985, initially as a small Group Training Organisation based in Mackay, Central Queensland, employing apprentices and trainees. MRAEL has grown considerably to become a ‘one-solution’ provider of education, training and employment services with an extensive operating footprint across Queensland and into New South Wales. In more than 35 years of business, MRAEL has remained a proudly not-for-profit organisation. 

MRAEL owns and operates a number of subsidiary businesses, all of which contribute to our remit to increase access for all people to services and initiatives that will enhance their personal competence and increase workforce participation. MRAEL’s subsidiary businesses are:

  • Australian Trade College North Brisbane
  • Australian Trade Training College 
  • Capricornia Training Company 
  • Hospitality Training Network

MRAEL and its subsidiary businesses operate as a Group Training Organisation (GTO); Registered Training Organisation (RTO); Senior Vocational School; and Youth Housing and Reintegration Service (YHARS) Provider. MRAEL also delivers Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services in Queensland as part of the Mas Experience.

Through our diverse range of service capabilities, MRAEL consistently strives to contribute to the sustainable development of a skilled workforce for the future by creating additional education, training and employment opportunities for the communities in which we operate, as well as delivering community-based support services.

Since commencing business, MRAEL has employed and managed more than 17,000 apprentices and trainees; facilitated the training and assessment of thousands of students undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET); supported hundreds of school students to complete their senior schooling and transition into sustainable career pathways; and delivered community-based support services and programs to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 


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