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 employment consultants whose role it is to liaise with employers and to coach and mentor your son or daughter 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 among men stressing equality and fellowship

Hard Work

Performing tasks with great energy, exertion and persistence


Insuring against hurt, injury, danger or risk.

Board of Directors

Greg Alder
B.CivilEngineering, ADip.CivilEngineering Chairman of the Board
Professor Ken Moores AM
BBus BEcon MSocSC PHDDBus FCPA FCA FAICDProfessor and Company Director
Christine Lohman
Paulene Henderson
B Bus (Acc), MBA, CA, GAICD
Peter Taylor
BAppSc (Hons) Metallurgy,Grad Dip Ind Eng


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.
Nicole de Vries
B.Bus (Marketing & Public Relations), B.CI (Media & Communications), M.Edplus
Leon van Niekerk
B.Com (Finance) B.Ed (Sen. & Further Ed)
Richard Petherbridge
BHM, Grad Dip Ed, TAE40116
Toni Banfield
B. Ed, M. Spec Ed, M. Ed (Leadership & Mgt)
Tracey Millar
Dip. Ed (Secondary), B.Ed, Grad Dip Health Promotion, M. Health Science, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert III Business Admin.
Paul Ryan
Bachelor of Teaching, Grad Dip Arts (L’Ship) M.Ed (L’Ship) M.R.Ed.


As an industry leader we pride ourselves on providing our students with the best education possible. This all starts with the AITC team – from our teaching staff to our administration staff, we’re focused on the students and ensuring they graduate with a skill set that opens a world of opportunity.

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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.

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The AITC is a private company which operates under not for profit guidelines. A Board of directors, selected from legal, financial, education, Training and industry backgrounds, provides the strategic governance ensuring that the college maintains its mission and fiduciary obligations. The company has 25 members who represent a broad cross section of industries. These company members provide strategic advice for ensuring the college is well placed to provide the best outcomes for both its young people and the employers aligned with the AITC.

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