Registered Training Organisation - 40750


Parade College is a Catholic boys’ secondary school with campuses at Bundoora and Preston. It is the oldest Edmund Rice School in Australia, dating back to 1871, and has a proud history of excellence in the education and pastoral care of young men. Parade offers a multitude of curriculum options for boys whatever their interest may be; from academic, sporting, music, visual arts and trade options.

The Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre was established at the Bundoora campus at the beginning of 2010 and the Preston campus in 2013. It provides pre-apprenticeship and VET training to students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are intending on post-secondary qualifications, either TAFE or university.

Parade encourages people with disabilities to access Victorian or Commonwealth Government funded subsidised training.

Enquiries can be addressed to the Director Trade and Training at rto@parade.vic.edu.au



The facilities at Parade are well suited to conduct specialised training. These include the Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre (Furnishing, Carpentry, and Bricklaying), Arundel Place (Plumbing) Rivergum Theatre, specialised sound mixing computer rooms  (Technical Production), Bunjil Park and College Hall indoor stadium (Sport & Recreation) and the commercial kitchen facilities in the Yarangabee Centre.

The theory component of the training is held in separate, fully integrated classrooms.

Click here for a site plan of Parade's RTO Facilities

Training Timetable

Students at both campuses are able to access all certificate training allowing them the opportunity to work their training in with other curriculum subjects over the five days of the week, Monday - Friday. In 2016 classes run from 2 February - 2 December.


Certificate training is scheduled in block hours:

7:30am – 3:15pm        Plumbing, Carpentry, CI card
7:30am – 11:00am Carpentry
7:30am – 1:00pm Carpentry, Bricklaying, Furniture Making
12:00pm – 5:00pm Bricklaying and Furniture Making
1:30pm – 5:00pm Carpentry, Bricklaying, Music (Sound Production), Kitchen Operations, Furniture Making, Sport & Recreation
3:30pm – 7:00pm Kitchen Operations, Music (Sound Production)

Certificate training can be selected by Year 10 students from either campus, VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) students and/or VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) students.

Students can commence training in Years 10 or 11. Certificates can be completed in either two or three years, depending on the qualification. Students receive credit for Units 1 to 4 from the VCAA and plumbing will have two credits of Unit 1 and a Unit 2 the certificates contribute to the VCE certificate and ATAR score (excluding Plumbing and electrical technology studies – (Pre-vocational)) or the VCAL Intermediate or Senior Certificate.


Please click on the link below to access all RTO Policies and Procedures

RTO Policies Page

Industry Links

Inco link Onsite Magazine – Building & Construction News: http://www.incolink.org.au/Onsite-Magazine.aspx


Australian Brick & Block laying Training Foundation Ltd: http://www.abbtf.com.au/category/victoria/

Master Plumbers Victoria: http://www.australianplumbingindustry.com.au/

Victorian Building Authority: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/

Housing Industry Association: http://www.hia.com.au/

Master Builders Association: http://www.masterbuilders.com.au/

Concrete Masonry Association of Australia: http://www.cmaa.com.au/