ATAC is an independent Senior Secondary College. A great opportunity exists for senior students (Years 10 to 12) to start a career in a rich trade- and industry-based environment through the College’s unique Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) Program.
All aspects of technology, agriculture and trades are based on the understanding of the fundamentals of running a business. Students will be expertly trained and equipped with a combination of skills that prepares them for an exciting career and enhances their capacity to succeed in the workplace and in life.
Commencing at the Certificate II & III level in their trade, students will at the same time study for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Once signed into their ASbA, students will be able to complete “on-the-job” and “off-the-job” training competencies that complement their choice of trade.
ATAC differs from traditional schools and colleges by providing students with a supportive, trade-focussed environment. Learning occurs in a variety of settings, including both small classes and non-traditional environments that replicate workplaces, horticultural and agricultural environments. Coursework is geared specifically towards a student’s trade so that the practical skills being developed are supplemented and strengthened by the work they complete towards their QCE. ATAC simultaneously fosters practical knowledge and relevant skills to prepare students for a future in trades, industry, horticulture/agriculture or small business.