National Skills Week

National Skills Week 2018 | 27 August – 2 September

National Skills Week brings to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

St Patrick’s Technical College celebrates National Skills Week with a host of activities and opportunities for current and prospective students and families to interact with our specialist trades and technical school.

See below for National Skills Week events and registration details.


National Skills Week Business Lunch | Friday 24 August @ Playford Civic Centre

Join us to celebrate and highlight the talent, skills, career pathways and value of apprentices and trainees in Australia at the annual St Patrick’s Technical College National Skills Week Business Lunch. david_cutout

The event features presentations from two special guests focusing on the importance of practical and vocational learning for the social and economic prosperity of northern Adelaide.

This year’s we will be hearing from Minister for Industry and Skills, the Honourable David Pisoni MP and Barossa Fine Foods Business Development Manager Alex Knoll. rsz_1alex_knoll

The College will also be using the event to celebrate its students, staff and programs being shortlists in four categories of this year’s SA Training Awards.

Further information & tickets available here >


Open Night | Wednesday 29 August, 4-7pm

Interactive and static displays, guided tours and plenty of opportunity for questions await you at our National Skills Week Open Night. We warmly invite you to meet our team and visit the state-of-the-art facilities that have assisted to successfully produce 870 apprentices since 2007.

A dedicated P-TECH Information Session will be part of Open Night and TAFE SA’s Mobile Hair and Beauty Salon, Priscilla, will be making a special appearance.

Our Year 11 and 12 Food and Hospitality students will be putting on an impressive spread of finger food throughout the evening as well.

If you are in Year 10 and looking to give yourself the best chance to get a head start on the career you want, put the date on your calendar today!

Open Night is a great time to lodge your enrolment papers for 2019. It ensures you are allocated a place in your first preference course.

We suggest allowing at least one hour for a full tour of the College and the chance to ask questions regarding your particular course of interest.

Parking is available in the College’s visitor car park (on Hooke Rd) with plenty of overflow room in the student car park at the rear of the College (enter from Barfield Crescent).

Click here to register for Open Night >