Try a Trade Days

What is Try A Trade?

Deciding what to do after school can be a difficult decision and some students aren’t aware of all the options available to them. The Swan Trade Training Centre Try A Trade event provides Year 10 students with an opportunity to 'have a go' at various skill and trade occupations. Try a Trade is offered at no cost to students.

The activities are entertaining, informative and offer interested students access to some of the basic skills involved in the trades of Building and Construction, Electrotechnology and Engineering (Heavy Fabrication).

The Try a Trade event seeks to:

  • Motivate students through a fun, hands-on experience.
  • Share current and honest information about future career choices.
  • Encourage participants to appreciate that skill education and training offer real choices for the future.
  • Allow students to meet and talk with trade professionals, apprentices, VET teachers/trainers/lecturers and local industry people.

The event is held for Year 10 students over one day and participants must participate in all three trades, as the idea is to try each trade.  All sessions are free. Eye and ear protection is provided, however, students must wear work boots (steel cap boots if possible), long pants and a long sleeve shirt.

For more information please email or call Mr Matthew King - 9374 8300 /


2021 Try a Trade Registration

As places are limited, please make sure to register your interest in attending the Try a Trade Days by clicking on the appropriate link below. Please note that this registration does not secure placement for the event and that a final confirmation of a place will be emailed out prior to the event.

 Try a Trade for external Year 10 students (not currently enrolled at Swan Christian College):

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