Welcome to the Swan Trade Training Centre

The simple fact of life is that the ‘traditional’ school model does not necessarily suit all students.

The Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC) is a sub school of Swan Christian College and provides quality trade and hospitality training in an innovative and supportive school-based environment.

WACE courses are delivered by highly qualified and experienced trade and hospitality trainers in ways that connect students with their chosen trades thereby increasing relevance and engagement.


register now for try a trade day 2024

The Swan Trade Training Centre will be hosting two Try a Trade Days on Tuesday 21 May and Thursday 23 May 2024. Try a Trade Days are open to all students who are currently completing Year 10 at Swan Christian College or any other school in Western Australia.

Students have the opportunity to spend a day experiencing all that the Trade Training Centre has to offer and will enjoy practical sessions in Building and Construction, Electrotechnology and Engineering: Heavy Metal Fabrication.

Please click the button below to register your child’s interest in Try a Trade 2024. 

Please contact Matthew King on the College number 9374 8300 if you have any questions.

Certificate II in Building and Construction

VET course number: 52824WA

In partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE

RTO number 52786


Certificate II in Electro-technology (Career Start)

VET course number: UEE22011

Training is delivered on behalf of the College of Electrical Training

Qualifications will be issued by the College of Electrical Training

RTO number 2394


Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication)

VET course number: MEM20105

In partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE

RTO number 52786


Certificate III in Hospitality

VET course number: SIT30616

In partnership with Training Institute of Australasia

RTO number 52612


About The STTC

The purpose-built Swan Trade Training Centre opened in 2012 on the Swan Christian College campus.

We provide quality trade and hospitality training and career pathways in an innovative and supportive school-based environment.


“Learn a Trade, Build a Character”

Swan Trade Training Centre (or STTC) aims to produce confident, well-rounded students who become ‘top class’ apprentices equipped with industry grade skills and professionalism, and pride themselves on a job well done.

Industry Relevant Courses

All courses are developed with industry input that ensures the training offered is current and relevant.

The Swan Trade Training Centre offers a fixed two-year pre-apprenticeship course over Years 11 and 12 allowing students to graduate with their WACE. 

In addition to their chosen pre-apprenticeship course, all Swan Trade Training Centre students complete a fixed set of courses that are designed to complement their trade studies with content specifically tailored for the trade context. 

All students complete units in Mathematics, English, Certificate III in Business, Design Graphics, Work Experience, Christian Living, Physical Education and a Certificate II Pre-apprenticeship in their chosen trade course inclusive of work experience.

Support and Wellbeing

The Swan Trade Training Centre is part of Swan Christian College so students benefit from a supportive environment with all-encompassing pastoral care, wellbeing and extracurricular programs.

At the Swan Trade Training Centre character is as important as curriculum and our hope for our students is that they will RISE, Shine and Flourish in all that they do and desire to do.

Our Living Well program develops resilience, confidence and life skills. Students are equipped to become independent thinkers, make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own actions.

Swan Trade Training Centre staff are highly qualified trade trainers with industry experience. They support students with mentoring, career advice, business insights and skills to assist with employment.


Our passionate teachers are highly qualified and experienced trade and hospitality trainers with many years of professional industry experience in their area of expertise. They share a desire to make a difference and help students learn in the ways that work best for them.

Their innovative pedagogy makes optimal use of our facilities and they care deeply about each individual student.

Our staff form an integral part of the authentic work environment that students will experience at the Swan Trade Training Centre.

Mr Matthew King

Head of Trade Training Centre

Mrs Teneale Leaver

STTC Dean of Wellbeing

Chef Robert de Carmo

Trade Trainer: Commercial Cookery

Mr Blake Williams

Trade Training: Electrical

Mr Clayton Leaver

Teacher: Dimensional Design

Mr Gray Blattmann

Trade Trainer: Engineering

Mr Luke Norman

Trade Trainer: Engineering

Mr Robert Pitman

Trade Trainer: Carpentry

What others say about the Trade Centre

“Working with the team at Swan Trade Training Centre is very rewarding! The training that the students receive is undoubtably some of the best in the industry. The students enter the industry with knowledge and excel from day one. The students are some of the best work experience students we have on board, they come well equipped and ready for work. Swan Trade Training Centre has a very high success rate when students make their way into the industry as apprentices.”

Simon Goldsborough

Training Manager ABN Group

Enrolment enquiries

Student applications

We would love you to contact us today to discuss how the Swan Trade Training Centre can work for your family.

If you are interested in enrolling or if you have any questions, please submit your enquiry via the contact form, or get in touch with our Enrolments Team on (08) 9374 8300.

Enrolment Enquiry

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