Each year Southern Cross run a number of Try A Trade days in Terms 2 and 3 for students who are interested in learning more about the range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses available at the college.

In total, 20 days spread over the year will be offered to students in secondary schools. The courses will be open to students in Years 8, 9 and 10 and preference will be given to applicants from Year 10.

The number of days which students can attend is limited to the number of spaces available and are subject to both parent/carer and school approval. Students are requested to apply for only one or two days so as many students as possible receive these opportunities.

If you are interested in attending one of the programs, please complete the Permission Note and return this to your home school for approval. Students will also be required to register their interest by completing the following online selection form  Try a Trade Days 2022 Рselection form

Try-A-Trade dates for 2022 listed below:


  • Week Commencing 16 MAY:
    – Monday: Construction / Human Services
    – Tuesday: Business / Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Week Commencing 30 MAY:
    – Wednesday: Furniture / Hairdressing
    – Thursday: Beauty
  • Week Commencing 6 JUNE:
    – Monday: Automotive / Events
    – Wednesday: Entertainment
    – Thursday: Education Support
  • Week Commencing 13 JUNE:
    – Wednesday: Hospitality / Screen & Media


  • Week Commencing 8 AUGUST:
    – Monday: Construction / IDT
    – Tuesday: Baking / Retail
  • Week Commencing 15 AUGUST:
    – Wednesday : Hospitality
    – Thursday: Human Services
  • Week Commencing 12 SEPTEMBER:
    – Tuesday: Music Industry / Beauty
    – Thursday: Hairdressing / Construction


  • Try-A-Trade courses available for school groups

For further information contact us on 8372 4410 or by email