Vocational Education & Training

Cradle Coast Trade Training Centre

VET courses offered at the College

  • Senior College students can study VET subjects as part of their Tasmanian Certificate of Education senior secondary courses.
  • Students in Years 9 and 10 can opt to take introductory courses in bakery and hospitality to enable them to fast-track their course selection in Senior College.
  • Short courses are also available for Senior College students. Students access these short courses to enhance employment opportunities while at University.


VET is an integral part of vocational learning and the College is committed to providing all students with the high quality education necessary to complete their secondary school education. Students who enrol in a VET program:

  • spend time in the workplace,
  • develop skills common to all industry areas,
  • achieve specific skills for the industry area of their choice,
  • gain national qualifications that give credit to future training, and
  • establish networks within the local employment environment.


Trade Training Centre

VET programs offered in 2017

  • Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation (delivered off campus)
  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (delivered off campus)
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (2 year course
  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate I in ElectoComms Skills (delivered off campus)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (2 year course delivered off campus)
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate II in Hairdressing (delivered at St. Brendan Shaw College, Devonport)
  • Certificate II Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance (2 year course)
  • Certificate III in Technical Production (2 year course)
  • Certificate II in Tourism


Agriculture, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Animal Studies and Equine Studies Courses may be available, but these courses are delivered externally and may require course fees in addition to enrolment levies.

The College aims to provide flexible pathways to meet student interests by negotiating with off-site or on-line providers.