About the AITC

The Australian Industry Trade College is an industry-driven senior school.

At the AITC, we help your young person find their passion and then pursue that career through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. Years 10, 11 and 12 students spend half their time completing their senior education at school and the remainder in industry. Our young people aim to attain a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and an employment outcome in the industry of their choice by the time they graduate Year 12.

Our Gold Coast campus

Gold Coast campus

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast at Robina, the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Gold Coast campus is located at 281 Scottsdale Drive. The campus was established in 2011 with a capital grant of $10 million to purchase land and build the facility, and formally opened in April of the same year.

The campus’ relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by a large outdoor piazza and also includes a basketball half-court for young people to enjoy, a recreational room with billiards and ping pong, a student kitchen and 12 comfortable, spacious learning spaces over two stories with most newly renovated, and plans to complete renovations to all rooms by June 2022.

Of particular interest to some of our young people is the in-house strength and fitness gym fitted out with free-weights and an array of weight machines and stationary bikes, overseen by a dedicated personal trainer. Transport to the campus is easy with the Varsity Train Station just 1.7km away and regular buses servicing Scottsdale Drive.

Book a Visit

The AITC provides a very different industry education experience. In order to fully understand exactly what this experience is, it is strongly recommended that you attend an Information Session at your local campus to discuss the program with our staff.

Our campuses provide a mix of Information Evenings and daytime Campus Tours.

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What if there are no events available?

Step 1

Watch the videos on your campus page to learn more about our program

Step 2

Contact your campus and ask to speak to the Customer Experience (CX) Officer to answer any additional questions you might have

Step 3

Submit an Application as soon as possible to ensure your young person has the opportunity to progress through the selection process. Currently accepting Year 10 and 11 applications for January 2023.

Rookies Program

The mandatory program that all new starters must complete to ensure they can enter industry placements safely.

Year 10 Program

Year 10 is a time of exploration where young people discover the options available in an industry career.

Year 11 & 12 Program

Year 11 and 12 is a period of development and employment where young people aim to be signed up with an employer.

Pathway to Business Administration

Ella Collins commenced a traineeship in business administration while studying with the AITC.

Pathway to Marine Mechanic

Matthew Dietrich commenced an apprenticeship as a marine mechanic while studying with the AITC.

Pathway to Painter and Decorator

Molly Green commenced an apprenticeship as a painter and decorator while studying with the AITC.

Pathway to Turf Management

Tom Horan commenced an apprenticeship in turf management while studying with the AITC.

Browse the Blueprint Magazine library

Discover more about our young people’s achievements by browsing the Blueprint library.

Pre-employment Training

The AITC partners with TAFE Queensland to provide Trade Tasters and pre-employment training to our young people.

Find us on Facebook

Make sure you follow the Gold Coast Campus Facebook page to get an idea of campus life, celebrations and to see the AITC industry education program in action.

Trade Support Loans

As an Australian apprentice you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship. Read more about incentives available for apprentices.

Find your future

Not sure what industry you’re interested in? View over 400 apprenticeship and traineeship options on this Queensland Government site.

Quick Links

  • Fees information

    There is no more important investment decision than the education of young people. We appreciate Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) families are choosing to invest in their young person’s future and we are privileged to work in partnership with you to achieve our shared goals.

    View the 2022 fees here

  • Uniform scope

    Our young people wear the AITC uniform proudly. The uniform is designed to be both functional and comfortable, and is compulsory for young people to wear when attending the College. Additionally, young people on Industry Block are expected to be dressed in the appropriate AITC industry uniform and as directed by the safety standards of the industry – this will also comply with employers’ expectations.

    View the current uniform scope

  • Our partners

    The AITC would like to thank their Corporate Alliance Partners for their support of the College and vision for the future of industry.

    Read about our partners

  • FAQs

    Still have unanswered questions? Check our FAQs page to see if your question is answered there.


  • Contact us

    To discuss enrolling your young person with the Australian Industry Trade College, please

    Contact your local campus