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 Sunshine Coast campus
Welcome to the AITC Sunshine Coast campus, based in the heart of Maroochydore and close to the Sunshine Plaza and Big Top shopping centres. Having opened its doors to 50 young people in July 2018, this three-storey campus now offers over 200 young people an innovative industry education.
Easily accessible by bus from Noosa, Caloundra and into the hinterland, our Horton Parade campus was designed for quality education, with spacious, well-equipped classrooms and a modern auditorium that seats 120.
Being in the centre of the Maroochydore Business Hub, we do not have extensive outdoor areas on-site but young people regularly enjoy outings to the local Cotton Tree Park for basketball and table-tennis while a nearby gym provides space for our strength and fitness activities. Lively table-tennis competitions and handball tricks also keep students active during break times.
Currently accepting Year 10 applications for January
If you would like to know more about how the AITC can help your young person complete their Queensland Certificate in Education while getting a start in the industry of their choice, please register for a campus visit via the form below and a member of our enrolments team will be in touch shortly. If there are no suitable times, please contact us directly.
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.
Find us on Facebook
Make sure you follow the Sunshine 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.