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WesTEC Trade Training Centre is one of 126 training centres funded under The​​ Trade Training Centres in Schools Program, a $2.5 billion Commonwealth Government initiative from 2008 to 2017 for secondary schools across Australia.

WesTEC Trade Training Centre is a modern, well equipped facility specialising in automotive, construction, engineering, hairdressing, logistics and health support services training. 

The Centre serves the training needs of five schools: Forest Lake State High School, Springfield Central State High School, Redbank Plains State High School, Woodcrest State College and Bundamba State Secondary College. 

The Centre has several facilities and resources – including workshops, training rooms, hairdressing salon, simulated health ward, computer rooms and offices - available for hire to local Registered Training Organisations, businesses and community groups. 

Find out further information about WesTEC’s facilities​ available for hire and the courses​ offered.


Benefits to students 

Students​ are able to include a pathway at WesTEC to their Senior Phase program and will have the opportunity to: 

  • Access a personal development program supporting the preparation and entry into the workforce 
  • Access a wider range of learning options through school 
  • Gain credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) 
  • Gain real vocational skills and qualifications while completing their QCE 
  • Gain a competitive edge in the employment market 
  • Gain credit towards further TAFE programs 
  • Learn from qualified industry professionals 
  • Participate in Structured Workplace Learning on-the-job. 


Courses Delivered

WesTEC with TAFE Queensland South West and Mater Education offer the following  Courses to be delivered at WesTEC: 

  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate II in Plumbing
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • Certificate II in Logistics
  • Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistant