Head of Department
Industrial Technology Studies (wood, metal, plastics)
Graphics/Computer Aided Drafting
Junior Home Economics
Engineering Studies (Certificate I in Engineering to start in 2016)
Certificate I in Hospitality
Certificate III – Early Childhood Studies and Care
Special features and programs
Computer aided drafting is a strong focus area within the Technology & Design faculty. TAD utilises the CAD software – AutoCAD 2015, Inventor 2015 and Revit Architecture 2015.
Facilities include 54 computers, air conditioned labs, A3 colour printing and a concept design learning area. Currently 375 students study CAD within this faculty.
Trade Training Center – Certificate I in Engineering consists of machinery that includes: 8 lathes, 3 milling machines, 4 mig welding bays, tig welding bay, plasma cutter bay, 2800mm pan brake, hydraulic guillotine metal fabrication and finishing area with oxyacetylene welding bay.
Furnishing Studies machinery includes: spindle moulders, table saw, thicknesser/planner, mortice routers, band saws, wood lathes, sanding disc and a variety of hand held power tools.
Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care is offered to year 11 and 12 students. Cairns Training Academy provide the educational framework for students pursuing a career in child care. 14 modules are completed in association with structured work placement.
Certificate I in Hospitality is offered to students in years 11 and 12. Students complete modules, work placement and attain barista and responsible service of alcohol certificates. Fully equipped kitchens are utilized with a theory dining room for customer service.