VET courses

Department for Education schools on the APY Lands regularly use the APY Trade Training Centre’s facilities to deliver a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to secondary students. Vocational Education and Training certificates are national qualifications that are endorsed by industries. 

Students with VET qualifications are well prepared to take on apprenticeships, further training and skilled jobs.

The APY Trade Training Centre has hosted a range of VET programs for schools, including:

This program is designed for students with an interest in the automotive industry. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of engine mechanics and repair, such as tools and equipment, engine components, general mechanic work, and work, health and safety procedures. Students will complete this program with an entry level qualification in the automotive industry.

This course introduces students to components of the construction industry. Students develop their skills and knowledge in work planning, communication, tools and materials, and work, health and safety procedures.

This course equips students with the skills and knowledge to competently complete standard tasks in various hospitality settings. Students develop skills in food preparation and hygiene, and safe work practices. At the APY Trade Training Centre, students are able to learn in an industry environment by catering for the centre’s guests.

This course continues to foster students’ skills in food preparation, cleaning, hygienic practices and safe food handling. Students continue to cater for guests at the APY Trade Training Centre.

This program is for students with an interest in the maintenance and production of crops. Students gain knowledge in treating weeds and pests, identifying plants, and following safe machinery procedures.

This qualification is for students with an interest in early education and childcare. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of ethical procedures related to working with children.

Accredited courses and competencies

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and community organisations may use the centre to deliver to clients accredited courses and individual competencies. Over fifty different RTOs have delivered training at the centre.



Courses that have been delivered include:

  • 4-wheel drive training
  • Construction industry training for a white card
  • First-aid training
  • Forklift training

Formal non-accredited training

The APY Trade Training Centre can support formal non-accredited training, and has hosted the following programs: 


  • Responding to abuse and neglect training
  • Work, health and safety training