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Newman College is a purpose-built school that offers award winning training for Year 11 and 12 students combined with a specialist industry focused NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).

The College offers a unique curriculum which allows for a focus on both traditional school based learning and “on the job” training through it’s Workplace Learning Program. Students study in areas such as English and Maths whilst being provided training in a range of career fields including but not limited to;

  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Construction
  • Electrotechnology
  • Furniture Making
  • Human Services
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Metal & Engineering
  • Retail Services
  • Computing Applications
  • Sport Lifestyle & Recreation
  • Marine Studies

Through its extensive School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship program students also have the opportunity to commence their career whilst completing their Higher School Certificate.

The College has one of the largest number of School-based Apprentices and Trainees of any secondary high school across NSW. It is the way that learning is seen as an experiential and flexible experience that has provided students with the motivation and confidence to achieve their goals. Students often comment on the way that they have felt more engaged, positive and successful at the College.

At Newman College there are a whole range of ‘skill sets’ that are embedded in the curriculum. High quality technical and vocational skills are essential; this skill set is complemented by excellent employability skills such as communication, presentation, initiative, problem solving and work ethics.

School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SbAT’s)

What is an SbAT?

A School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeships (SbAT’s) allows Year 11 and 12 students to work for a business as paid employees and undertake training to gain a national qualification.

Real benefits to your business

SbAT’s offer lots of great benefits for potential employers. They offer value for money and can be an effective way to attract and recruit future staff. Benefits include:

Be one of the 400 plus Mid North Coast employers making a difference to our local young people’s future.

Workplace Learning

Workplacement provides students studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses towards their Higher School Certificate (HSC) with a valuable opportunity to develop vocational skills, knowledge and attitudes in the context of real work environments. These courses lead to nationally recognised VET qualifications, so it is important for students to have opportunities to apply their classroom learning in real work contexts. For this reason, work placement is a mandatory component of these courses.

Host workplacement employers assist Newman College to prepare young people for the workplace by providing meaningful workplace learning opportunities.