The STTC offers a fixed two-year course over Years 11 and 12 allowing students to graduate from Swan Christian College with their WACE, including the successful completion of the Certificate III Business and Certificate II Pre-apprenticeship in their chosen trade course inclusive of work experience. 

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

In addition to their chosen trade course, all Swan Trade Training Centre students will 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 Math, English, Certificate III in Business, Design Graphics, Work Experience, Christian Living and Physical Education.

Importantly, WACE courses are delivered in ways that connect students with their chosen trades thereby increasing relevance and engagement.

Certificate II School Based Pre-Apprenticeship Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction

Building and construction workers have careers that span the building industry from development, design, cost planning, construction and building and management.  

Building and construction workers construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden and metal structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings. They may perform tasks such as construct formwork into which concrete is poured, install aluminium and timber windows, flooring, wall framing and roofs.

With further training and experience, you can become a building supervisor, building or construction manager, building inspector, technical teacher, estimator, building contract administrator or purchasing officer

VET course number: 52443WA | In partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE. 

RTO number 52786, 


UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Electricians may also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment or be employed in industries such as manufacturing, mining, construction, energy supply, domestic and retail services.

VET course number: UEE22020 | 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)

In Engineering (Heavy Fabrication), you will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safe use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering  drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Possible career options are: Blacksmith, Boilermaker, Electroplater, Engineering Patternmaker, Foundry Worker, Moulder/Coremaker, Sheetmetal Worker, Welder - First Class.

VET course number: MEM20105 | In partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE

RTO number 52786,  


Certificate III Business

The Certificate III in Business is designed to provide students with the practical skills required to gain employment in a modern business organisation in a broad range of business and clerical occupations. This nationally accredited training qualification will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a range of administrative tasks in an office environment, including customer service, computing, accounts and record keeping.

Students will learn skills to process manual or computerised accounts and process the payroll. They will also learn to produce business documents and create and use databases and spreadsheets. The Certificate III in Business will equip you for employment in a small business, medium sized organisation or government department. Areas of employment include Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Computer Operator, Bookkeeper, Trainee Accountant, Word Processor and General Clerical Assistant, Customer Service Officer, Accounts Clerk or to gain administrative support positions. Employment opportunities are further enhanced with further study at either TAFE or university.



Enrolment enquiries

Please click the button below and submit an enrolment enquiry and our Enrolments team will contact you to invite you to a College tour at a convenient time. For more information, please get in touch with our Enrolments team on (08) 9374 8300.



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