About St Pat’s Tech

St Patrick’s Technical College is a purpose-built trade training school that offers award winning pre-vocational training for Year 11 and 12 students combined with a specialist industry focused South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Our aim is for students to complete their SACE while starting their trade career through a school-based apprenticeship.

Work ready students

All students attending St Patrick’s Technical College are screened for trade aptitude, attitude and academic ability.

The College curriculum is 100% trade focused and relevant to the industry sectors in which the students are training.

Industry training

Pre-vocational training at St Patrick’s Technical College is endorsed by TAFE SA, informed by our industry led board and covers the following industries:

  • Automotive (Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology [AUR20512] > Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology [AUR21912])
  • Building & Construction (Certificate II in Construction Pathways [CPC20211] > Certificate II in Civil Construction [RII20712])
  • Electrotechnology (Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Careerstart) [UEE22011] > Certificate II in Sustainable Energy (Careerstart) [UEE22111])
  • Food & Hospitality (Certificate II in Kitchen Operations [SIT20312] > Certificate II in Food Processing (Baking focus) [FDF20111]])
  • Hair & Beauty (Certificate II in Hairdressing [SIH20111] > Certificate III in Beauty Services [SIB30110]*)
  • Metals & Engineering (Certificate II in Engineering [MEM20105] > Certificate II in Resources & Infrastructure Work Preparation [RII20111])
  • Plumbing (Certificate II in Metal Roofing & Cladding [CPC20811] > Certificate II in Construction Pathways [CPC20211])

* indicates partial completion only.

The benefits

… for employers

Employers can access quality apprentices who have undertaken fully accredited pre-vocational training in their chosen trade backed by relevant theory subjects.

… for students

Students can complete their secondary school qualification at the same time as starting training and employment in their apprenticeship.