Faqs (Demo)

Q. Where exactly is St Patrick’s Technical College?

A. St Patrick’s Technical College is located at the gateway to the Edinburgh North Smart Industries Precinct with transport links from across Northern and North-Eastern Adelaide, the Barossa Valley and Lower North.

Our purpose built state of the art technical facilities are located at 2-6 Hooke Road, Edinburgh North, adjacent to the Elizabeth TAFE and the Elizabeth Shopping Centre.

The College is within walking distance to the Elizabeth Transport Interchange on the Adelaide to Gawler railway line.

Q. Do I leave my current school to attend St Pat’s Tech?

A. Yes you do. Our timetable – including work placements and pre-vocational training – is built around all students being enrolled full-time at the College. This allows for flexibility to deliver the trade focused SACE course.

Q. What do I wear at St Pat’s Tech?

A. Students at St Patrick’s wear an official campus uniform. On trade training days, and in the work place, students wear an appropriate trade uniform. This uniform depends on your trade and includes items like an embroidered high-vis work shirt, trousers or overalls, chef uniform, safety footwear and equipment

Q. How much does it cost to attend St Pat’s Tech?

A. The College is committed to providing the widest possible access to its unique offering for young people of the region. The annual fee has been structured to be comparative with that of local private secondary schools. Some additional costs for uniform and industry tours should be taken into account, however all training costs are fully included. Government assistance is available to assist with some of these costs.

Families experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to apply. Assistance may be available following confidential discussions with the Business Manager. Please refer to the fee schedule available on the College website.

Q. Are scholarships available?

A. Yes. We partner with a number of organisations including The Smith Family to provide assistance for families to attend St Patrick’s. You can contact The Smith Family direct to check your eligibility.

The College also has a small number of private scholarships available. Details are in the Scholarships section of this website.

Q. Can I change trade courses after I have started?

A. Yes. Part of studying with us means you’ll be exposed to a range of trades and opportunities. You may start in one trade area and find that it is not to your liking.

We understand this so we have structured our programs to enable you to change trades if things aren’t working out like you thought they would.

It’s a great safety net to have and we will work through your situation to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

Q. Can I start at Year 12 and bring any SACE credit with me?

A. Yes. In most situations it is possible to begin at St Patrick’s in Year 12 and gain credit for what you have done previously.

However, it really depends on your particular situation and the subjects you have already studied.

We are happy to talk to you about how it could work for you.

Q. How do I enrol?

A. All students interested in attending St Patrick’s Technical College are required to complete an Application for Enrolment. Applicants are then required to sit an aptitude test and attend an interview. Once we have received your Application for Enrolment we will contact you to let you know exactly when the testing and interviews will take place.