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From cooking pastry to workplace health and safety

Geoff Swan was the second employee of what would later become the AITC. His first role at the College involved driving the bus between Coolangatta and Beenleigh, transporting students between their own schools and facilities that offered construction and hospitality training. Fast forward some thirteen years later, and Geoff is the Work Health and Safety...

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Crisp start for AITC’s newest Campus

It was Monday 15 July, a frosty morning in Toowoomba, with temperatures dropping to a frigid -2°C. Staff and young people huddled together to celebrate the launch of the new AITC campus. Principal David Thompson welcomed everyone with a poem to celebrate the first day of semester. As he spoke the final line, “we will...

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R U OK? Day at the AITC

R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to ask each other “R U OK?”. This year, the AITC recognised R U OK? Day by holding team breakfasts and lunches for all staff and Young People across all Campuses. CEO Mark Hands visited the Toowoomba Campus, where the team...

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Alan Kiefer’s legacy lives on at the AITC

When BUSSQ’s Alan Kiefer tragically passed away from cancer in 2018, he left a legacy behind: The Alan Kiefer AITC Apprentice Scholarship. Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Sunshine Coast student Jack McNamara was one of the recipients of this scholarship in July. Jack is a Foundational Team Member of the AITC Sunshine Coast, having started...

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AITC Connect Day 2019

All staff at the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) recently gathered together in Brisbane to celebrate all recent achievements, learn more about the College’s history, and socialise as a team. The day began with a speech from the AITC’s CEO Mark Hands, who spoke about the importance of ‘walking the walk’ instead of just ‘talking...

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Crisp start for AITC’s newest Campus

It was Monday 15 July, a frosty morning in Toowoomba, with temperatures dropping to a frigid -2°C. Staff and young people huddled together to celebrate the launch of the new AITC campus. Principal David Thompson welcomed everyone with a poem to celebrate the first day of semester. As he spoke the final line, “we will...

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Bray Warry wins Plumbing and Gas Industry Award

Bray Warry is a Third Year (Year Twelve) student at the Australian Industry Trade College in Robina. He is completing a school-based apprenticeship in Plumbing with EEP Plumbing on the Gold Coast. Bray was recently awarded the School-Based Apprentice of the Year at the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards. Bray wasn’t expecting to win the...

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Alan Kiefer’s legacy lives on at the AITC

When BUSSQ’s Alan Kiefer tragically passed away from cancer in 2018, he left a legacy behind: The Alan Kiefer AITC Apprentice Scholarship. Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Sunshine Coast student Jack McNamara was one of the recipients of this scholarship in July. Jack is a Foundational Team Member of the AITC Sunshine Coast, having started...

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Sunshine Coast Trade and Industry School sets High Expectations for its Graduates

While the exterior of the building at 170 Horton Parade still displays TAFE Queensland signage, since last July, the halls and classrooms inside have been home to the newest campus of Queensland’s fastest-growing school group, the Australian Industry Trade College, where more than 90% of students complete Year 12 and are signed to an apprenticeship...

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Gold Coast Industry Celebration Evening 2018

What an amazing night! We celebrated the culmination of our 2018 Graduates' journey with fun, entertainment and awards.  Congratulations to them all and especially our winners for the evening: Apprentice of the Year Engineering:  Cody Dobson Apprentice of the Year Automotive:  Cameron Randall Apprentice of the Year Hairdressing:  Kody Jenkins Apprentice of the Year Marine: ...

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