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History and Information for the Lakes Trade Training Centre



The Trade Training Centres in Schools Program is a Commonwealth Government initiative which has enabled the Lakes Cluster of schools to gain funding to offer this program of study. Funding is provided through an annual national application process for which this cluster has been granted approximately 9 million dollars to construct essential infrastructure across the five host sites.


The Lakes Community Trade Training Centre commenced courses in 2011 and is composed of six schools (Wadalba Community School, Northlakes High School, Gorokan High School, Lake Munmorah High School, Wyong High School and Lakes Grammar An Anglican School) and allows for a range of Vocational Education and Training courses to be undertaken by students across a variety of campuses. Students have the opportunity to apply and study at the appropriate campus on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon as listed below. 


       Construction                 Wadalba Community School – Monday/Wednesdays 2:30pm – 5:30pm

       Construction                 Lake Munmorah High School – Monday/Wednesdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm

       Hospitality                    Northlakes High School – Monday/Wednesdays 2:30pm – 5:30pm

       Metals & Engineering    Gorokan High School – Monday/Wednesdays 2:30pm – 5:30pm

       Primary Industries        Wyong High School – Monday/Wednesdays 2:30pm – 5:30pm


At the conclusion of study (one calendar year comprising Terms 1-4) the students will have completed a range of competencies and gained a Certificate II in their field and also gained a range of competencies leading to Certificate III.


Only Year 11 Preliminary students at the six schools are eligible to apply on the application form provided.



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Instructions for application and further information:


All Trade Training Centre courses will run on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the host school. The only exception to this is Construction at Lake Munmorah which will run on Monday and Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm.


Trade Training Centre courses are conducted in Terms 1-4 of your Preliminary year (entire course is completed in one calendar year). At the successful conclusion of your study you will have completed 2 units of Preliminary AND 2 units of HSC study leading to a Certificate II in your chosen area.


Each course has a compulsory fee, this fee accounts for ongoing costs, consumables and uniform. All successful applicants will be supplied with an appropriate uniform. The fee for TTC Construction is $300.


This application form MUST be completed and submitted to the appropriate personal at your school for submission. Please note that all applications MUST include a $100 deposit (this is refundable for unsuccessful applications).


Successful applicants will have a uniform fitting in November, where a further $50 will be payable. The balance of the course fee must be paid by Week 3 Term 1 of 2012. If full fees are not paid by this time, your place in the course may be declared vacant and a student from the reserve list may be offered the position.


Any student withdrawing from their course in Terms 1 or 2 will receive a 50% refund. Anyone withdrawing after Term 2 will not be eligible for any refund.


Each application will be ranked within the school and submitted to the Trade Training Centre Management Group for approval.


Further Information and Submission


Please contact Mrs Renae Newell, Head Teacher VET, or Mr Darren Ponman, Head Teacher TAS, during school hours for further information relating to VET and Trade Training Centre Courses.


Phone:   0243925000

Fax:        0243925046

Email:    wadalba-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au