The Australian government’s Trade Training Centres (TTCs) in Schools program addresses skills shortages in trades and emerging industries.
Schools with Years 9 to 12 were eligible to apply for up to $1.5 million to construct new or upgrade existing facilities and/or to purchase trade training equipment.
In Victoria, schools across sectors were supported to form clusters, to pool their funding to develop larger facilities offering a broader range of VET certificates.
The program was a partnership between the Australian government and each state and territory, as well as the Catholic and independent school sectors’ national education authorities.
Over the life of the program, the Australian government has committed funding of $322.8 million across 74 Victorian TTCs involving 279 secondary schools. 40 of these TTCs are led by a government school. The program started in March 2008.
Managing a Trade Training Centre
A manual for TTCs with guidance on how to manage a centre, develop a business strategy, have effective governance, build partnerships with industry, and manage costs.
- Business strategy and business plan template (DOCX,
- Governance committee terms of reference/charter (DOCX,
- School council hire agreement (Trade Training Centre) (DOCX,
- School council licence (Trade Training Centre) (DOCX,
Marketing guides and material
- Marketing training kit handbook (including appendix B) (PDF,
- Marketing training kit handbook (including appendix B) (DOCX,
- Marketing training kit handbook - appendix B (PDF,
- Marketing kit - brochure and flyer template instruction guide (PDF,
- Sample A5 flyer 2 page (PDF,
- Sample A5 email 2 page (PDF,
- Sample A4 template 4 page (PDF,
- Sample A4 brochure 4 page (PDF,
- Sample A4 email 4 page (PDF,
- Sample A4 email spreads (PDF,
Video promotion campaign
Reviewed 24 March 2022