Hunter Trade College is an independent senior school and registered training organisation in the Hunter Region of NSW. The College is a not-for-profit charity governed by a board of voluntary industry and educational professionals.
Hunter Trade College facilitates 23 nationally recognised qualifications covering the trade areas of automotive, construction, electrotechnology and metal engineering. The school’s infrastructure includes industry-standard workshops and equipment for training. Hunter Trade College employs vocational teachers and trainers with solid industry backgrounds to ensure students receive relevant industry training.
Since its establishment in 2006, approximately 2,255 students have participated in a unique blend of general, vocational and workplace learning. Hunter Trade College includes a work placement program that provides up to ten times the work experience required for a HSC industry framework subject. Students can graduate with a HSC, an entry-level vocational qualification, several first-year apprenticeship units of competency and more than 100 days of workplace experience. As a result, a high proportion of its students transition into apprenticeships or employment at the completion of high school.