DREAM trade training centre

Our Dandenong Regional Education Alliance Model trade training centre or DREAM is a Commonwealth-funded facility where Years 9 to 12 students from local schools can undertake training in a range of trades.

The ground level consists of general purpose classrooms as well as a multi-trade workshop equipped to deliver building and construction trades, including carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, electro technology and engineering. The engineering workshop includes equipment such as 3d printers, laser cutters and CNC routers and milling machines. The upper level is designed for the delivery of hair, beauty and make-up programs with industry standard salons and equipment.

DREAM is utilised by a consortium of local schools: Dandenong High School, Carwatha College, Lyndale Secondary College, Nazareth College and Minaret College and located at our Dandenong campus.

START trade training centre

The START (School TAFE Alliance for Regional Training) trade training centre, is one of the largest trade training centres in Australia, located on our Frankston campus. 

Developed by us in partnership with 13 partner schools, START will give schools in the region a broader range of options to improve Year 12 retention rates and enhance student pathways into vocational careers. 

The 13 school consortium is made up of Patterson River Secondary College, Carrum Downs Secondary College, Elisabeth Murdoch College, Flinders Christian Community College, Frankston High School Senior Campus, John Paul College, McClelland Secondary College, Monterey Secondary College, Mount Erin Secondary College, Mount Eliza Secondary College,  Naranga Special School, Toorak College and Woodleigh School.