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
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.
The next Open Day is 18 May.Register Now
What if there are no events available?
There are limited Information Sessions available before our January 2022 intake. However, there are still opportunities to apply without attending an Information Session.
Watch the videos on your campus page to learn more about our program
Contact your campus and ask to speak to the Customer Experience (CX) Officer to answer any additional questions you might have
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 July 2022.
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.
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.