Dorset Trade Training Centre


  The Tasmanian Polytechnic has worked closely with Scottsdale High School to secure $3.4 million in Australian Government funding to build a new multi-trade training facility which is located on the Scottsdale High School site.

Called the Dorset Trade Training Centre, it will improve access to trade training for year 9 - 12 students as well as mature-age students from the wider community. The need for such a facility is critically important for industry in the region to address local skill shortages in traditional trades and the needs of emerging industries.

Real Training for Real Jobs

The Trade Training Centre provides real training for real jobs. Students are involved in practical training so that they leave the centre with the skills they need to be ready for a job. People enrolled in the centre also get career advice and help making the move into a job or further training.

The centre is equipped to provide training in building and construction, electrotechnology, brick laying, plumbing, engineering, wood, machining, metals and automotive.

What is included in the Dorset Trade Training Centre

  • Three workshop areas: building and construction; common workshop for non-metals; common workshop for metals, as well as an auto-electrician/mechanic workspace.
  • Outdoor learning area featuring a multi-use sandpit (e.g. for pipe laying and foundation work), wash-down area and materials store.
  • Industry standard equipment and facilities

Where can I find out more?

For more information about the Dorset Trade Training Centre feel free to call in anytime during normal business hours or contact

Narelle Krushka, Trade Training Centre Coordinator                               03 63 526 350

Carolyn Watson, Principal - Scottsdale High School                                            03 63 526 333

The Trade Training Centre in Schools Program is an Australian Government initiative. For more information visit

VET Complaints Process

There is a formal process for complaints regarding VET.  The outline of the process  can be found HERE and the complaint form downloaded HERE

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