Trade & Training Centre

DREAM “Trade Training Centre”

Year 9 and 10 Trade Taster programs

The Dandenong Regional Education Alliance Model (DREAM) will again be offering the following Taster Programs at the ‘DREAM’ building at Chisholm’s Dandenong Campus. Commencing early Term 2, 2014 these programs are aimed Year 9 and 10 students and are designed to meet the needs of students through the provision of experiences that can help guide future Pathway Planning.

Students will be provided with a taste of particular vocational areas and in many cases will have made something they can take home with them. In addition, students will develop a greater understanding of the training that is completed in their chosen trade area as well as gaining practical experiences linked to the learning in their selected pathways.

These Taster Programs will be delivered over 6 weeks in 4 hour  blocks, one day each week (Monday), in either an AM or PM session time.  Applicants should discuss with their school the time that best suits their learning program.  Participation will also provide a valuable guide to those students seeking to enter a Certificate II or III Vocational Training as part of their VCE or VCAL programs in 2015.

  • Programs will be offered over 6 weeks for 4 hours each Monday (AM or PM). = 24hours
  • Participants will be able to select a Pathway experiences equalling 24 hours (eg: Hairdressing [12] and Beauty [12] or
  • Participants may be able to select alternate Pathway experiences equalling 12 hours each if the timetable and class numbers allows it.
  • These programs will also be available in Term 3.

Students undertaking these programs can complete the taster program in the following combinations:

Hair & Beauty Trades

In this Hair and Beauty Trades Experience Pathways program, participants will learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to work in these trades.
Participants will complete 12 hour training experiences in both Hairdressing and Beautician Trades.

Hairdressing – 12 hours

The program will enable participants to develop their understanding of the training requirements in the hairdressing industry.  Students will participate in applied learning exercises that will enable them to develop basic skills in hair preparation and conditioning requirements used in the industry.

Beauty – 12 hours

Participants in this program will learn about make-up essentials from primers and foundations and how to apply false eyelashes.  By completing as much practical learning as possible, students will learn step by step techniques to create make-up looks, identify skin types and how to use skin care products.

Building & Allied Trades


The program will engage students in working with timbers in a construction environment and also learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to work as a carpenter or builder.  Additional experience will also be gained in skills needed in bricklaying and basic plumbing skills.

Building/Carpentry – 12 hours

Students will complete practical learning experiences that are aimed at developing carpentry hand tool skills and a knowledge of basic construction practices.  Participants will also learn the basics of OH&S relevant to the tasks undertaken in the training.

Building/Bricklaying/Plumbing – 12 hours

Students will complete practical learning experiences that are aimed at developing basic brick laying skills and a knowledge of plumbing used in construction practices.  Participants will also learn the basics of OH&S relevant to the tasks undertaken in the training.

Plumbing & Metal Trades

Students will complete practical learning experiences that are aimed at developing hand skills in the use of a range of metal working tools along with associated practices when working with plastics.  Participants will also learn the basics of OH&S relevant to these trades when completing practical tasks throughout the training.

Plumbing/Light Metal Trades – 12 hours

This practical program will assist participants understanding of the skills used in plumbing practice and develop an understanding of work skills needed in this industry.  Practical tasks will help students learn about safe workplace practice in developing basic plumbing skills that are used when working with plastics and metals.

Draining/Trowel Trades – 12 hours

Students will complete practical learning experiences that are aimed at developing their knowledge of house plumbing requirements, gain skills in the use of hand tools in completing of basic drainage tasks.  Participants will also learn basic bricklaying skills in sub-floor construction and OH&S relevant to the tasks undertaken in the training.

Electrical Trades

Students will complete practical learning experiences that are aimed at developing hand skills in production of circuit boards along with associated workplace practices when producing practical models.  Participants will also learn the basics of OH&S relevant to these electrical trades when completing practical tasks throughout the training.

Electrical Trade – 12 hours

This electrical taster program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the skills needed to work in this industry.  Participants will undertake applied learning exercises that will develop their understanding in the safe work practices in the electrical industry, the use of a range of trade tools and discover how we use electricity.  An understanding of OH&S applications will be experienced through the completion of practical tasks.

Electro-Technology Trade – 12 hours

This course introduces students to the role of the electrician and will help develop an awareness of what electricians do in the building industry and the training required to work in this area.  Students will complete applied learning exercises that will develop an understanding of safe work practices in the electrical industry, the use of a range of trade tools in dismantling and band fabricating electro-technology components.

 

Engineering Trades

Students will complete practical experiences that are aimed at developing hand skills in production of simple objects along with associated workplace practices when producing ornamental metalwork and related practical models.  Participants will also learn the basics of OH&S relevant to these engineering trades in completing these tasks throughout the training.

Engineering Technology – 12 hours

This engineering taster program has a hands-on-focus that has been designed to develop knowledge of career opportunities in engineering and other streams of engineering such as fitting, machining and or manufacturing.  Practical tasks will guide students in learning safe workplace practices through the development basic engineering skills and the use of tools when working with metal products.

Engineering/Manufacturing – 12 hours

This program will offer a range of practices and skills that will provide foundation knowledge of engineering practices through training that will develop a student’s awareness in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.  Practical tasks will guide students in learning safe workplace practices through the development basic engineering skills and the use of tools when working with machined products.

These Taster programs will be offered at the DREAM Trade Training Centre, Building ‘T’ at Chisholm TAFE Dandenong.

The cost for each student will be advised at a later date.  Class sizes will be 16 students and the taster program will be offered in 4 hour blocks, (AM or PM), on a Monday commencing week 3 of Term 2, 2014.

Variation in the choice of taster blocking may be possible, depending on class sizes, but will be negotiated after the selection of at least one of the programs offered above, (Building/Carpentry (12 hours), Electro-technology (12 hours)

Applicants are invited to speak with their School based Career Teacher and submit applications via the Chisholm TAFE Vet Portal.

Year 10 Trade Training Programs

The Dandenong Regional Education Alliance Model (DREAM) will be offering the following VETs Training Programs at the ‘DREAM’ building at Chisholm’s Dandenong Campus in 2014.  These programs will be available to Year 10 students and be delivered each Monday of the school year.  The course content will be the same as those competencies required for Certificate II level training as listed for VCE/VETs programs.

Applicants must be eligible to receive VET in schools funding and will be registered on the home schools VASS data base.

Students will be able to select a VET program from the following areas within the range offered by Chisholm TAFE.

Beauty Trades – Building Trades – Electro Trades – Engineering –  Intergrated Technology – Plumbing – Hairdressing Trades
Dandenong High School