Catholic Trade Training Centres

Fast track your career while you finish your HSC


Catholic Trade Training Centres (CTTCs) offer a flexible schooling experience for Year 11 and 12 students wanting to pursue a career in a vocational field.


We also offer the opportunity to accelerate your qualifications ands be paid as a School Based Apprentice or Trainee as you complete your HSC.


Catholic Trade Training Centres Engineering

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Catholic Trade Training Centres Construction


Catholic Trade Training Centres Brick and Block

Catholic Trade Training Centres Childcare

Catholic Trade Training Centres Electrical


Catholic Trade Training Centres Automotive

Catholic Trade Training Centres Hospitality

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Combine study and a trade

Combine study and a trade


Get more qualifications and more options! Students will get on the job experience and mentoring. There’s also the opportunity for a school-based apprenticeship.

Get a head start in

  • Aged Care Nursing
  • Automotive (Light Vehicle Servicing)
  • Business/Financial Services
  • Bricklaying Carpentry
  • Civil Construction
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Electrotechnology (Electrician)
  • Engineering (Metal Fabrication)
  • Hairdressing Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbing
  • Shopfitting.

 

 

 

 

Organise a tour


Are you a student or do you know of a student who is considering study in a trade?

The Catholic Trade Training Centres (CTTCs) invite you to visit, explore and consider the opportunities of study in a trade to get a greater understanding of the trades being offered at McCarthy and Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centres.

Contact the McCarthy or Loyola CTTC today to learn more about our CTTCs and benefits!

Catholic Trade Training Centre Student Testimonials

 

 

 

 

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Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre Mt Druitt

LOYOLA

91 North Parade Mt Druitt
t 8886 9500 
Enquire by email

Loyola Website
McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre Emu Plains

McCARTHY

75 MacKellar Street Emu Plains
t 4728 8129
Enquire by email

McCarthy Website

 

 

VET FAQs

Vocational education is all work related learning in schools. Research shows that vocational learning at school is important for successful transition into adult life. Parramatta Catholic systemic schools have a range of programs for Years 7-12 that address learning about, and through, work as well as employability skills development.

Students have the opportunity to undertake accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. These courses give dual accreditation for the HSC or School Certificate as well as Nationally Recognised Training qualification recognised throughout Australia. These courses are delivered either within school or by external providers such as TAFE or private providers such as Motor Trader's Association.

All schools offer a variety of VET courses from the list below. Most schools specialise in the delivery a few of these. Some schools specialise in offering a wide range of VET courses including:

  • Business Services
  • Electrotechnology
  • Entertainment
  • Information Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Construction
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Financial Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Primary Industries
  • Fitness

Almost one half of senior students in Parramatta diocesan Catholic schools study VET courses. All VET courses give students the opportunity to fast track a career. Qualifications achieved at school will be recognised for further training beyond school and generally provide credit transfer to related higher qualifications.

All VET courses provide practical and hands-on approaches to learning that are enjoyed by many students. All students are required to do a minimum one-week on-the-job each year. This gives them the chance to apply their classroom learning in a real world setting and some students pick up part-time jobs that provide a valuable work record and experience for later life.

Absolutely. All VET courses, whether studied at school or with another registered provider, give credit for the HSC and will appear on the HSC Statement of Attainment issued by the Board of Studies. Additionally, many VET courses offer an HSC examination and and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score that can count towards university entrance into all degrees.

Many students who are bound for university take a VET course. The record shows that they are not disadvantaged for university entrance. HSC marks in VET courses compare more than favourably with marks in general courses when students commit study time.

Completion of Certificate III courses provide a direct pathway to university without ATAR.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has two schools incorporating a trade training centre:


Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre Mt Druitt

Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre Mt Druitt offers:

  • Automotive Mechanical
  • Shopfitting
  • Carpentry
  • Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hairdressing
  • Engineering
  • Early Childhood Education and Care.
Loyola Website

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre Emu Plains

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre Emu Plains offers:

  • Automotive Mechanical
  • Brick and Block Laying
  • Carpentry
  • Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hairdressing
  • Engineering
  • Early Childhood Education and Care.
McCarthy Website

Students will complete the HSC and the first year of a trade qualification.

Learn about our Catholic Trade Training Centres

Students with special needs often benefit from undertaking VET courses. The dual qualifications and work experience are valued by employers and are an obvious advantage for transition beyond school.

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