The Hunter Trade College delivers an innovative program that specialises in delivering vocational training as part of the HSC. Students at the College will study 14 units of course work for the Preliminary HSC composed of 2 Units of English Studies, 2 Units of Mathematics (General) and 2 Units of Computing Applications.. This provides 6 Units of HSC study. The remaining 8 Units are provided by 2 units of Industry Based Learning (IBL) or Work Studies, the 4 unit (240 hour Cert III) VET course and the 2 unit (120 hour Cert II) VET chosen from the following courses:
The College is a registered training organisation and is accredited to deliver qualifications in the following areas:
- AUR20516 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
- AUR20712 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
- UR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
- CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways
- MEM20105 - Certificate II in Engineering
- UEE22011 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
- UR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
- CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry
- UEE30811 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
- MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
- MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
- CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support
These courses are all nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and are nationally recognised by employers and other training organisations. The Certificate III courses listed above cannot be completed as part of the HSC. Additional training undertaken in an apprenticeship pathway is required to complete a full Certificate III qualification in these courses.
By the end of the two year period (Year 11 and 12), Hunter Trade College students will have completed course requirements for the HSC and have completed a minimum of 700 hours in the structured workplace learning program.