Is enrolment only available for school-aged students?
Australian Trade College North Brisbane offers enrolment for students in Year 11 and 12, with students enrolled between the ages of 15 and 18. Individuals over this age are still eligible for enrolment, but must meet a few criteria.
To find out more about this, call our reception on 07 3880 4331.
What do you look for when considering student enrolments?
We look for a number of factors when looking at potential enrolment. We look at students who want to complete Year 12 and want to commence an apprenticeship, who also display an understanding of the trade that they wish to pursue, as well as some work experience in their chosen field.
What trades are available?
We offer a wide variety of courses to both male and female students in the following trades: Automotive, Beauty, Business, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Electrotechnology, Diesel Mechanic, Hospitality, Metals (Fabrication and Fitting) and Plumbing. Please contact the College on 07 3880 4331 for more information.
Why is doing a trade through the Australian Trade College North Brisbane different to studying at other institutions?
Students studying a trade at the Australian Trade College North Brisbane are given the opportunity to complete 45% of their trade studies while at school and completing their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students are also given support to help with their study, and links to industry to help secure work experience and an apprenticeship.
Am I able to speak to the teachers of my son/daughter?
Of course, please contact our reception on 07 3880 4331. Most times, our teachers will be in class, but please leave a message and they will call you back as soon as possible. You are also welcome to email your child’s teachers.
Do you take midyear enrolments?
Providing we have a position available in the trade of choice, a student can enrol at any time of the year. The main consideration is that the student may not have the same progress through their course as we generally advertise. The specific outcomes possible for your child will be discussed with you during an enrolment interview.
How does the enrolment process work?
Firstly, you need to complete and return the Application for Enrolment Form and the Applicants Questionnaire along with the non-refundable Application for Enrolment fee of $95.00. Copies of the last two report cards, birth certificate and any references/certificates you may wish to add also need to be included.
Once this has also been received, our student admissions officer will arrange for you to attend the pre-testing which consists of numeracy, literacy and mechanical reasoning which goes for one hour. After the pre-test our Student Admissions Officer will contact you to arrange a suitable time for the student and a parent/guardian to attend an interview.
Do you guarantee an Apprenticeship?
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee apprenticeships. This is because the employers themselves make decisions about who to hire. Additionally, we do not automatically send students out to work; only those who have demonstrated a good attitude and ability in their area are deemed ready to work.
What is Work Experience?
The work experience offered here at the College is the same work experience available at other schools. It is limited to 30 days and is not paid. We do source some employers for this, but some students also find their own and some students are not yet ready to attend. This is not the same as an apprenticeship (an apprenticeship is paid work and is part of a Certificate III).
What qualifications are offered?
We offer a wide range of qualifications from Certificate I to Diplomas. The most common for students is the Certificate II. This can transition into a Certificate III when the student has secured employment.
We don’t live on the Redcliffe Peninsular, how can we get to the College?
There are many bus options available. Call us now for more information on 07 3880 4331.