Welcome to the Champagnat Catholic College Trade Training website. In these pages you will find information regarding the vocational education courses and study pathways available to you in your senior years.
Many of the young men at CCCP take advantage of the range of opportunities available to undertake Vocational Education courses and, in a number of instances, combine their coursework with a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBATs). This allows our students to combine the completion of the first year of an apprenticeship/traineeship with their HSC. For many this can provide a head start in their career, as well as engaging them in their work and learning through their senior years.
The staff at CCCP bring a wealth of experience from education, business and industry and are committed to the provision of high quality vocational learning and training where personalised learning is paramount.
Please take time to read through the information on this site to gain a better understanding as to how a pathway in Vocational Education may assist you in achieving your educational and career objectives.
You are also encouraged to discuss your pattern of study options with the staff at CCCP to ensure you get the most out of your senior school years.
Why Vocational Education?
Vocational education courses are vitally important to many students from Years 9 to 12, providing applied learning that is practical, work based, and which appeals to a diverse range of students
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in schools are highly valued by students, parents and employers and are perceived by students as adding value to their school participation, their HSC achievement and their preparation for the transition to post-school education, training and work. Expanding opportunities for students to undertake school-based VET courses is a priority for Sydney Catholic Schools.
In recent years, changes in political, economic and social circumstances have led to substantial changes in the composition of the senior school population. Schools are challenged to ensure they are providing appropriate and relevant courses to meet the needs of a wider range of students. With increasing retention rate, students who once might have left earlier to take up employment or attend TAFE are staying longer and aiming to complete a Higher School Certificate that combines both vocational and general education.
Vocational Education in Sydney Catholic Schools Position Paper
Our vision is to engage each student to realise his academic potential, where teaching and learning practice occurs in an environment of mutual respect. Collaboration in individual pursuits and the integration of new and emerging technologies is actively fostered. All this is underpinned by quality teaching and feedback providing an opportunity filled with positive experiences.
All aspects of the program are delivered by teachers who are committed to the program and who have an affinity with senior students who have chosen an applied pathway.