Year 9 TPP

Trade Pathway Program (TPP)

An optional, select entry, Year 9 program, run through local training providers, providing insight on what it would be like to undertake Applied Learning pathways in Year 10 and beyond.

Trade Pathways Program (TPP)

The Trade Pathways Program caters for youth who are passionate about working in the trade industry. Typically, students are serious about successfully completing certificates, workplace learning and courses that will prepare them for industry apprenticeships when they complete their Senior Schooling. It is our expectation and experience that students in the Trade Pathways Program approach their work with a high degree of focus in the workshop, the workplace and the classroom.


Each Trade Pathways program placement operates for one term only and for one day per week, usually on a Thursday. Students who are selected to be in this program enrol in a full Year 9 Program. This does not take the place of an elective. Teachers are then advised which classes students will miss each week on the relevant Trade Pathways Program day, so their learning tasks can be adjusted to accommodate participation in this program. Students are expected to communicate with their teachers to stay up to date with any missed class work.

Entry is by application and interview only. Students will need to express their interest in being part of this program when they enter their Year 9 web preferences. This program is purely experiential and there is no certified qualification/s associated with completion of the Trade Pathways Program.

For more information, please contact Ben Cunningham (bcunningham@mscw.vic.edu.au) or Elly Martin (emartin@mscw.vic.edu.au).

Parent and student program information video: Click here to view video

TPP Automotive video: Click here to view video

TPP Carpentry video: Click here to view video

TPP Plumbing video: Click here to view video

TPP Engineering video: Click here to view video

TPP Rural Studies video: Click here to view video