About StPatsTech

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 [AUR20516]
  • Building & Construction (Certificate II in Construction Pathways [CPC20211])
  • Electrotechnology (Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) [UEE22011])
  • Food & Hospitality (Certificate II in Kitchen Operations [SIT20416])
  • Hair & Beauty (Certificate II in Salon Assistant [SHB20216]; Certificate III in Beauty Services [SHB30115]; Certificate III in Make-up [SHB30215])
  • Information Technology (Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology [ICT30118])
  • Metals & Engineering (Certificate II in Engineering Pathways [MEM20413]
  • Plumbing (Certificate II in Plumbing) [22304VIC]

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.