Who We Are

The Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) is a co-educational trade school where Year 10, 11 and 12 students complete their senior secondary education whilst beginning a school based apprenticeship in an industry.

The AITC has over 600 apprenticeships and traineeships on offer. The Australian Industry Trade College supports your young person’s search for a suitable apprenticeship by employing Industry Consultants whose role it is to liaise with employers and to coach and mentor your son or daughter, whether they are in unpaid work experience, a work placement or already in a paid apprenticeship in industry.

Our Values


To hold in high regard or honour. We will respect our employers and work environment, our trainers/mentors, our work colleagues and our trade


A dignified sense of personal expectation in one’s character, self-respect and work


A state of mind which enables one to encounter difficulties and danger with firmness and without fear


Consistent in principles, intentions and actions


A code of conduct stressing equality and fellowship

Hard Work

Performing tasks with great energy, exertion and persistence


Insuring against hurt, injury, danger or risk

Board of Directors

Paulene Henderson, Board Chair
B Bus (Acc), MBA, CA, GAICD
Jack Stevens
B Bus, B Com, GradDip CA
Christine Lohman
Professor Geraldine Castleton
Cert T, B Ed, GradDip T, M Ed (Hons, First Class), PhD
Peter Whitelaw
Cert T, B Ed, B Econ, GradDip Ed (School Admin), GradCert SocSc (Interprofessional Leadership), M Ed
Ric Roach
B Comm, CA, ICAA


Mark Hands
M.Ed, B.Sc, AFAIM, MACE, GAICD, Cert III Carpentry
Helen Coyer
Grad Dip (IT), CPA, B.Bus (Accounting), GAICD
Bobbette van Zyl
B.Com (Hons), CA(SA) CA ANZ
Caroline McGuire
BBus(HRM), Dip Neuroscience of Leadership, Cert IV Workplace & Business Coaching, FCPHR
Eliza Lane
M. Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Applied Learning), Grad Cert Careers Ed, B. Bus Man, TAE40110.
Lee Smith
B,A (Hons), B. Sc, PGCE
Nicole de Vries
B.Bus (Marketing & Public Relations), B.CI (Media & Communications), M.Edplus


We are always seeking innovative educators and entrepreneurial talent to join our team to help us create a new educational paradigm in Australia. We’d welcome your application for any of the open roles listed below.

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Policies and Reports

The AITC Board of Directors are responsible for the development of policies to ensure that guidelines are followed and adopted within the AITC. The Policies are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. These policies are reviewed annually or as required.

see our policies and reports


The Australian Industry Trade College Ltd (ABN: 76 115 458 743) (‘The AITC’) is committed to principles of sound governance.

As an unlisted company limited by guarantee, the AITC is not required to report against the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations however, AITC uses these principles as a guide to best practice, and has implemented these as far as they are relevant to it as a member organisation of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The AITC reports against these principles in this corporate governance statement as a part of its commitment to preserving stakeholder confidence.

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