Trade Training Centres in Schools Program

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There are 511 projects funded under the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.  This includes 136 Trades Skills Centres (TSCs). To reflect the Government’s commitment to stronger industry linkages, project funding agreements for TSCs have been enhanced to ensure that industry engagement and collaboration is at the forefront of these projects, along with appropriate student support arrangements.

Independent review into the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program

On 11 July 2014, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Assistant Minister for Education announced an independent review into the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.

The purpose of the review is to inform the Government on ways to optimise use of the Trade Training Centre expenditure and improve the delivery and quality of Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).

The review will explore the utilisation of Trade Training Centres and the effectiveness of links between Trade Training Centres and local business, industry and communities.

The Department has engaged Ms Patricia Scott to undertake the review. Ms Scott has extensive policy, advisory and implementation experience as a senior policy adviser and former Departmental Secretary.

VETiS staff associated with the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program are invited to provide feedback into the independent review.

Please click here to access and submit your feedback.

The review will be completed later this year.

View the independent review FAQs.

Trades Skills Centres

The $209 million offer for Round Five (Phase One) of the former Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program will proceed with the new centres being retitled Trades Skills Centres.

To reflect this Government’s commitment to strong industry linkages, project funding agreements have been enhanced to ensure that industry engagement and collaboration is at the forefront of these projects along with appropriate student support arrangements.

There will be 136 new Trades Skills Centres for over 220 schools. These new Trades Skills Centres will deliver vocational education and training that is relevant and in partnership with industry and employers.

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The new Trades Skills Centres will be administered under the same Guidelines as the former Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.

Current guidelines are at Programme Guidelines - November 2012.

Trade Training Centres (Rounds One to Four)

The name change for Round Five (Phase One) projects does not impact on any of the projects from previous rounds of the former Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program. All projects from Rounds One – Four will continue to be known as Trade Training Centres.

Lists of successful schools in each round of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program can be found on the Resources page.