Building & Trade

Complete your Year 11 and 12 studies in a program, tailored to the building and construction industry. We partner with AVJennings, Villawood Properties, APM Group and Ascot Group so you are connected to and learn from highly credentialed people in the building and construction industry.



We plan and develop the curriculum with the building and construction industry. This helps you to connect your learning experiences to the type of activities and projects you might undertake if working as a 5 Star Apprentice. We aim to give you the skills and knowledge to obtain and complete your apprenticeship.


Year 11

  • VCALINT001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)
  • Multi Industry – Trade Tester – Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and Bricklaying

Year 12

  • VCALSEN001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)
  • 22216VIC Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry*

*Delivered and Assessed by AGA and Skillinvest

Areas of Study

You will receive the opportunity to discover your areas of interest and understand the range of work opportunities that are available in the building and construction industry. Through the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program, you will spend one day a week working in your preferred industry, developing real world skills and networking with experts in the building and construction sector. We also organise site visits and invite guest speakers to educate and inspire your studies. We find that this will help you develop your knowledge of work environments and allows you to forge a career pathway.
We encourage students to create projects for themselves and the community using a broad range of trade skills like plastering, bricklaying, carpentry, and wall and floor tiling. You will study both traditional and contemporary approaches to building and learn how to use emerging technologies. There is a focus on ‘Green Building’ and the need for creating environmentally friendly living spaces. You will get the chance to examine 5-Star Rating Systems in the Building and Construction Industry and develop transferable skills.
We nurture our students, leading them towards a healthy and productive lifestyle so they’re physically fit to perform physical work. You will create a fitness and gym program and participate in fitness sessions to improve your stamina and physical wellbeing.
The focus here is on developing leadership and management skills. You will learn all aspects of starting and running a business. This teaches you to handle the challenges that most entrepreneurs face and helps you develop your time and money management skills.
We recognise the need for SEDA College students to grow and develop in the areas of communication, problem-solving and management. We want to empower them to be global citizens at work and find innovative solutions for social problems. For this study area, you will undertake community activities like building and repair work and organise community projects.
Our talented educators help students acquire practical money skills for life. They cover topics like budgeting, borrowing, credit and financial independence. We train you to develop and achieve your long-term financial goals by giving you the knowledge and skills you need for a promising career.

Opportunities and Learning Experiences

There are a range of opportunities and experiences including:

  • Work placement opportunities in multiple trades with industry experts
  • Accessing a variety of domestic and commercial building sites
  • Applied learning environment integrated within industry
  • Guest speakers from leaders within the building and construction industry
  • Tailored health and fitness programs to ensure you can meet the demands of working within building and construction
  • Development of employability skills – 5 Star Apprentices
  • Goal Setting, Pathways and Apprenticeship Support
  • Engaging with community partners to have a positive impact through various projects

The Building & Trade Team

Our team is made of professionals who have extensive experience in education and the building and trade industry. We combine our thinking and efforts to provide a practical, hands-on learning environment to help you develop industry knowledge and employability skills you need to work in the industry.

Our Current Industry Experts:

  • Professionals from AVJennings, Villawood Properties, APM Group, Ascot Group, AGA and Skillinvest

Additional Industry Qualifications

  • White Card
  • Level II First Aid

On the Tools

As a part of going to school, you get to apply what you learn using the same tools tradesmen use. You will also take part in a number of practical projects to improve your employability skills and apprenticeship opportunities.