Trade Training Centre

building our future…

The Mackay Christian College Trade Training Centre (MCCTTC) offers a unique, co-educational program for Year 11 & 12 students who would like to add foundational, practical understanding and abilities to their skills set or who are pursuing a trade career.

Our Goal is to see MCCTTC students making successful transitions from school to fulltime, meaningful employment. We aim to provide students with the foundations which will see them with a Certificate III trade qualification or a University degree by the time they are 23 years of age.

With strong industry links, experienced staff and a purpose-built facility, the MCCTTC allows students to develop their trade skills while working toward their Queensland Certificate of Education.

MCCTTC is operated by Mackay Christian College with the support of its consortium partners Whitsunday Anglican School and Carlisle Adventist Christian College. To access any of the Trade Training Centre’s programs, students must be enrolled in a consortium school.

A proven student support service helps students achieve success in their core studies while gaining a Vocational Certificate and/or engaging in a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

MCCTTC has a strong focus on work readiness, providing students with industry exposure to inform their career pathways and develop their employability skills.


Building & Construction
Carpentry, Concreting, Bricklaying, Cabinet Making, Fibrous Plastering, General Plumbing, Painting & Decorating, Wall & Floor Tiling

Metal Fabrication, Motor Mechanic, Fitter & Boiler Making


Our Aims:

  • Proactively develop the whole student in partnership with parents and the community
  • Develop and maintain a safety culture across all areas of student life
  • Engage and support young people along the critical pathway from school to fulfilling work
  • Focus on Engineering and Building/Construction Trades
  • Engage Trade Training students in School Based Apprenticeships
  • Work with other registered training organisations to ensure all TTC students have completed at least 30% of off-site Certificate III trade training by the end of Year 12
  • Consistently provide values based learning to promote employability skills and attributes
  • Engage Mackay businesses and other training organisations as meaningful contributors to the development of teaching and training
  • Pursue best practice by continuous improvement

Program Structure

The MCCTTC seeks to target two groups of students:

Trade Pathway Students

Those who are seeking to graduate from Year 12 into an Engineering or Construction Trade Career.

MCCTTC Trade Pathway students will graduate with Certificate I in Construction and a Certificate I in Engineering (subject to registration). In addition to these nationally recognised qualifications, MCCTTC Trade students and staff will work towards securing a future in the students preferred trade area through an Australian School based Apprenticeship (ASbA).

Single Subject Pathway Students

Those who are considering University entrance or another career pathway.

MCCTTC Single Subject Pathway students are those seeking an OP score for University entrance who would like to add some foundational, practical understanding and abilities to their skills set during their Senior schooling experience. These students may choose to undertake either a Certificate 1 in Construction or Certificate 1 in Engineering (subject to registration) as one of their subject electives.

MCCTTC Single Subject Pathway students will go to school as normal and attend the TTC in the time allocated on the timetable. All students accessing the MCCTTC will be eligible for a Queensland Certificate of Education.

How to Enrol?

MCCTTC Trade Pathway students need to be enrolled in a Consortium school and then complete this Expression of Interest form.  They will then be contacted by MCCTTC staff to arrange a time for an interview.

Single Subject Pathway students will enrol through their consortium school’s Subject Selection process.