N.E.T.T WORKS is the Trade Training Centre (TTC) based at Narangba Valley State High School and works in partnership with SkillsTech Acacia Ridge/ Bracken Ridge TAFE, local Engineering Manufacturing and Automotive businesses. The TTC operates independently with in the school. Selected students attend school 4 days, and attend Industry placement 1 day a week. Students are required to wear the N.E.T.T Works uniform that is personal protective equipment (PPE) approved to comply with Work Place Health and Safety regulations.
The Trade Training Centre was established in 2013 with two purpose-built buildings designed into engineering and automotive workshops. These workshops provide students with the opportunity to receive a Certificate II in Engineering pathway, Certificate II in Automotive trades and Certificate III Engineering Technical.
The Engineering workshop is equipped with machinery, and equipment of an industry standard. These include:
- MIG & TIG welders
- Lathe and Milling machines
- Hydraulic Punch Shears
- Hydraulic Guillotine
- Plasma and conventional Oxy Acetylene thermal cutting equipment.
The Automotive work shop is outfitted with a full range of work shop tools, work benches, stationary engine, battery electrical section, and a 4-ton 2 post car hoist. A recent acquisition is a wheel balancing machine and tyre changing station.
To apply students, male and female, must have achieve high results in Math, Science and English in year 10.
Potential TTC students undergo an entry selection process at the end of year 10. Students are required to demonstrate the qualities to make a successful transition from school to the work force. They must show commitment, reliability, work ethic and an aptitude for and interest in Metal Engineering and Automotive careers.
Upon entry students undertake an alternative pathway from a main stream senior educational program and spend 2 days a week in the Trade Training Centre completing modules drawn from Certificate II Metal Engineering Pathways, Certificate II Automotive, and Certificate III Engineering Technical to build basic skills and knowledge
This is complemented by 1 day a week structured work placement in industry then 2 days completing 3 school-based subjects Maths, English and Science.
Upon completion of year 12, students would have satisfied the requirements for a QCE Certificate, which includes a Certificate II in Engineering Manufacturing, Certificate II Automotive, Certificate III Engineering Technical and selected units from computer-aided design and drafting (CAD)
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