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

Sunshine Coast campusWelcome 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 close to 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 July. Book a tour to learn more. 

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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 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.

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