Dalby State High School's Trade Training Centre is a state-of-the-art facility purpose built for training skilled employers to enter the resources, engineering and manufacturing industries.
The course is a two year course of study and is extremely popular. The program includes:
Cert II Engineering (MEM20105)
Industrial Skills Graphics
Cert II Engineering (Pathways) MEM20413 [external RTO Formula Student]
Cert II Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR10116) [external RTO Formula Student]
Cert II Manufacturing Technology Processes (MSM20216)
or a school-based apprenticeship
Each student within the Trade Futures Program is 'adopted' by at least 2 local industry mentors where they engage in regular work on site within our "Industry Mentor Program". This program allows students to take their skills and apply them within a real industry environment. It also allows our students to market their individual skills to potential employers on a regular basis. Approx. 85% of our students were able to secure School Based Apprenticeships in 2012 through this mentoring program in trades such as Diesel Fitting, Mould/Pattern Making, Construction (Steel), Electrical, Boiler Making, Fitting and Turning and Sheet Metal.
For detailed information / qualification breakdown please see the Handbook (top right).
Innovate Ag is a signature program designed for students wishing to enter the agricultural industry post school. The program is delivered by Dalby SHS in class, at our Bunya Campus training farm (360h), our cattle property at Moola (115h) and in our award winning Trade Training Centre.Successful students will complete nationally recognised training in Agriculture. Students will also participate in industry placement whilst also studying Math and English. See the flyer for detailed information.
Each year, the Year 11 Trade Futures and Innovate Ag classes complete a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways culminating in the construction of petite Le Mans Formula Student cars with their new skills. Completing the one year course is a challenge due to the intensive program delivered as a whole day lesson. It involves working through the multi-faceted complexities of the planning and build task, along with formulating the skills required to get the cars ready for race day.
Students attend the annual Formula Student race day at Lakeside Park in Brisbane where as many as 20 schools across the state compete. Our teams consistently perform well and are rewarded for their efforts with trophies recognising their hard work.
Special thanks go to our key sponsors who help make the program so successful - White Industries, Graham Winter's Smash repairs, DSM and Colourstop.