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Why Choose Australian Trade College North Brisbane in Scarborough?

The Australian Trade College North Brisbane is an independent co-educational school located in Scarborough, north of Brisbane. Catering for years 11 and 12 (and some year 10 students), they provide students with an opportunity to complete their senior certificate (Maths, English and Business subjects) whilst completing up to 45% of their trade qualification.

The College provides trade training in automotive, carpentry, cabinet making, electrical, plumbing, metal engineering, cooking and beauty. Students typically graduate with a Certificate II in their chosen trade, along with various other certifications necessary for students to go onsite.

The school offers a unique opportunity for students who are wanting to get a head start on a trade apprenticeship, allowing them to simultaneously start their trade certifications and attend school, studying essential subjects such as Maths and English, leaving grade 12 with their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

The college offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a commercial kitchen and restaurant and a beauty salon, to name a few.

The Cadet Program is available in semester 2 to year 10 students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to complete their core academic studies, whilst participating in a trade rotation, allowing students to “sample” each trade, helping them make a decision about which trade area they’d like to persue in years 11 and 12.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at the College?

Australian Trade College provides some inter-school sporting competition, students attend school camps and school formals.

What are the public transport options to the College?

Australian Trade College North Brisbane is serviced by public and school buses.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are under $1000.

What are the boarding options at the College?

There are no boarding options at Australian Trade College North Brisbane.

Does the College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Australian Trade College North Brisbane offers scholarships and a bursary at the start of every year. Scholarships provide fee relief, while the bursary provides a grant towards education costs for strong academic or trade-based students.

 Find out further information about the Australian Trade College North Brisbane scholarships.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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