The AITC Program has been developed to meet the needs of Young People and Industry.
At the Gold Coast campus students commence in Year 10 with a program consisting of education, Try-A-Trade and work experience. Year 11 and 12 consists of a five week College block followed by a seven week work placement continuously throughout the year.
In Redlands Campus young people commence the six month Industry Quickstart (IQ) Program in July each year, followed by the traditional AITC Year 11 and Year 12 program.
Each learning module is a distinct unit with study in QCAA Literacy, English Communication, Pre-vocational Maths, Business and Information Technology Programs. Young people are required to complete and submit a number of assessable tasks by the end of each module.
The AITC curriculum is unique. It has carefully selected programs to create a flexible, focused program of study that meets Queensland studies requirements and engages young trades people in purposeful learning experiences.
AITC young people attend College in five week ‘modules’ or blocks and are in a work placement for the remainder of the term. Each learning module is a distinct unit with study in QCAA Literacy, English (Communication), Maths (Pre Vocational) and nationally certified qualifications in Business (Cert I,II,III) and Information, Digital Media and Technology programs (Certificate I and II level). Students are required to complete and submit a number of assessable tasks by the end of each module, leading to the Queensland Certificate of Education.
Our young people study two QCAA subjects and four nationally registered qualifications which upon completion give them 20 credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education.
- English Communication: A literacy based course designed with relevant and interactive content. The course covers a range of topic areas including advertising, local and global issues and events management.
- Pre-vocational Maths: Young people are allocated to a math course based on ability and trade choice. Our PVM course is a practical numeracy based course which covers topics including tax, finance and budgeting, design and measurement.
- Vocational Education and Training: Our young people complete Certificate I, II and III in Business and Certificate I, II or III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. These courses are tailored to reflect the needs of young tradespeople as they embark on a career in industry and include topics in financial management, MYOB, manage a micro-business and electronic communication. Students are required to complete and submit a number of assessable tasks by the end of each module.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
In 2016, Australian Industry Trade College commenced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), requiring young people to bring a computing device (laptop or a notebook) to College. This approach ensures that we can maximise technology to improve learning outcomes.
Our requirement is for each young person to bring their own device, which meets minimum specifications such as screen size, keyboard, WIFI access, battery life and memory. (See Personalising Your Young Person’s Learning Experience, link below).
Please see the attached document to see the College specifications for BYOD.
The AITC recognises that young tradespeople need to be engaged in different learning experiences that prepare them for their career choices. These experiences are intentionally different whilst maintaining high quality and rigor.