NEW BOX HILL INSTITUTE TRADE TRAINING CENTRE

The new Centre will be opening soon

Construction is nearing completion on Box Hill Institute’s Integrated Centre for Sustainable Construction Technologies (ICSCT), located at the Lilydale Lakeside campus.
The ICSCT will deliver industry-current apprenticeship training in automotive, timber, electrical and plumbing trades, providing the Yarra Ranges with a range of training opportunities in sustainable construction practices and current technologies.
Innovative training will focus on sustainability, and address future skills shortages and employability.
Automotive will have its own dedicated area in the centre and will initially offer Certificate II pre-apprentice courses and secondary school based automotive vocational preparation programs.
Training in prefabricated timber construction and cross laminated timber (CLT) will be delivered in an adaptable classroom layout with open areas between plumbing, electrical and carpentry, and significant indoor and outdoor workspaces to enable off-site and on-site construction activities, which are integral to the success of the model.
Box Hill Institute has a long history of delivering top quality trades training, strengthened by trusted partnerships with industry and employers.
The new purpose-built facility will address key gaps in the training available in Melbourne’s outer east and meet the region’s growing demand for skilled workers.
Current demand for trades training in Melbourne’s outer east, particularly in automotive, sustainable construction and new energy technology sectors, exceeds supply.
The Lilydale Lakeside Campus provides considerable new opportunities and pathways for students to engage with higher education and employment.
Its Yarra Ranges Tech School engages students from local secondary schools in high tech responses to real world problems, focusing on STEM subjects. In 2018, approximately 2,500 students worked on programs incorporating design automation, robotics and 3D printing; exploring possibilities for future workers.
Box Hill Institute’s new training centre will allow for the expansion of its successful Automotive Employment Pathway Program to Melbourne’s outer east.
The program provides participating employers priority access to recruit students completing a Certificate II automotive pre apprenticeship program, who are job ready and keen to obtain an automotive apprenticeship.
The ICSCT is expected to be completed in May 2021.

For any enquiries on the new training centre or taking on a new automotive apprentice, please call Mark Liberto or Roger Phillips on 03 9286 9623 or email automotiveprograms@boxhill.edu.au