Yeronga State High School offers a broad range of Trade Training programs that students can choose from in years 11 & 12. Students can study a mix of Furniture Making, Landscaping & Construction, Automotive, Engineering and Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.
Trade Skills Centre - Furniture Making
The Trade Skills Centre opened in January 2017 offering students the opportunity to study in an industry standard furniture making workshop. While studying MSF20516 - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways, senior students make a range of solid timber furniture using a broad range of machinery, power and hand tools. You can view examples of student timber work here.
Landscaping & Construction Package
This is a 2 line subject where students study their numeracy on-the-job instead of a conventional math class. This allows students to concentrate solely on math that will equip them for industry. Students who successfully complete the course will receive the following qualifications.
- Construction white card
- Certificate II in Landscaping (construction)
- Certificate II in Rural Operations
- Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways
Certificate II in Landscape Construction provides the base skills that can lead to employment in construction, landscaping, parks and gardens or as a professional landscaper. These skills include concreting, bricklaying, paving, retaining wall construction, irrigation and many other skills in this two-year program. This qualification is highly desired by employers in the industry who are looking to hire labourers and apprentices.
At Yeronga SHS, our senior students have the opportunity to study MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and /or AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation. Currently the Engineering students are building a Formula Student race car from the ground up to race at Lakeside Raceways against other students from Queensland schools.
During this two year course students will learn how to read engineering drawings, cut steel and aluminium accurately as per drawings, then weld parts together using MIG and TIG techniques to produce a car chassis. Students also learn how engines, brakes and steering systems work as they assemble these components to the race car.