St Joseph Trades Skills Centre is Located at 439 Hoxton Park Road, Hinchinbrook

Proudly part of Good Samaritan Catholic College Ph: 9825-9955

Whats happening?

Offers for a place in a class at St Joseph TSC for 2019 will be sent out to parents in Week 6 of Term 4 - Week beginning 19th November.

Applying for enrolment in a course at St Joseph TSC for 2019.

How do I apply?

Students from Partner Schools

  • Select the course you are interested in, complete the EVET Expression of Interest form and give it to your school Coordinator. Only applications that are supported by the student’s home school will be considered.
  • When your expression of interest has been approved by your school, click on the link below and complete the application form. (Before applying, you will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have one, go to https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi)
  • First round applications will close on Friday 7 September 2018.
  • Students must investigate courses carefully and attend subject selection information sessions to ensure they are making well-informed course choices.
  • Once applications have been received, St Joseph TSC will contact the home school to confirm details provided by the student and determine viability of running courses (subject to there being sufficient student numbers). St Joseph will interview suitable applicants. St Joseph will notify the school and the parents, if the student’s application has been successful and provide orientation information about course schedules, days and times.
  • Once enrolments have been confirmed, St Joseph TSC will invoice schools for the student levy.
  • In 2019 the levy for Sydney Catholic School students is $295 for a 2 unit course and $442 for a 3 unit course.

Good Samaritan Students

  • Follow subject selection process as outlined by the school
  • Attend enrolment interview
  • Complete Application Form when directed by school

Post School VET

An opportunity for students in Yr 12 to complete the credential for Early Childhood Education and Care or Human Services and obtain the National Certificate.

Sydney Catholic Schools has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver a range of nationally recognised qualifications. This means we are able to offer extension courses to students, once they have completed their HSC, to finish off Certificate III qualifications and be better prepared to move on to work or further study next year.

These courses are subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled program. Subsidised places are available to students who meet the selection criteria.

What courses are available?

The Qualifications being offered in 2018 are:

In 2018 the courses will run from Monday 12 November to Wednesday 19 December and will consist of a blend of face-to-face and online delivery. These streamlined courses will give full credit to students for the Units of Competency already completed for the HSC and therefore focus on the additional units needed for the full Certificate III.

Completing these courses means that students can:

  • gain full recognition for the units they have already completed for the HSC
  • complete further studies in a supportive Catholic environment
  • be ready to move into work or further study at the beginning of next year
  • pay reduced fees for the qualification due to credit provided for Units completed at school.

Am I Eligible?

Students must have successfully completed all competencies in the relevant course for the HSC. Refer to the course information pages for details of the courses and Units of Competency you need to have completed.


The cost for each of the qualifications is contained in the course information pages (see links above). A limited number of Smart and Skilled subsidised places are available. To meet Smart and Skilled eligibility conditions you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • be 15 years or older
  • live or work in New South Wales
  • have finished school when you start this course

Where can I study and how do I apply?

As the courses are a blend of online learning and face-to-face workshops, much of the course work can be completed online. Workshops for each of the courses are also compulsory and dates will be advised before final confirmation of enrolment. Workshops for Business and Early Childhood will be held at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College, Burwood. Workshops for Individual Support will be held at St Joseph Trades Skills Centre, Good Samaritan Catholic College, Hinchinbrook.

Applications for 2018 are now open. Before you begin, please make sure you know your USI, NESA number and Medicare number.

Application timeline:

The first round of applications close Friday 24 August 2018. (Late applications will be considered subject to availability.)

Offers will be emailed to students by Friday 7 September.

Students pay a $100 non-refundable deposit and/or return required documents by Friday 21 September.

Students who are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding will be allocated a subsidy on a first in first served basis. Sydney Catholic Schools will invoice students for the remainder of the student fee. 16 October

Students pay the balance of the student fee in full by 26 October.

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We provide vocational education for students in Catholic colleges.