About Us

The West Gippsland Trade Training Alliance (WGTTA ) project. The project is a partnership of all of Baw Baw Shire’s secondary schools and includes Warragul Regional College, Drouin Secondary College, Trafalgar High School, Neerim District Secondary College, Marist Sion College, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Chairo Christian School, Warragul and District Special School and ECG College. Warragul Regional College is the Lead School for the project.

In 2013 WGTTA purchased the Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) site in Warragul and subsequently invested additional funding in the site to make it one of the best vocational training centres in rural Australia. The centre has state of the art trade training equipment and video conferencing technology for remote delivery of programs to all partner sites and schools in South Gippsand Trade Training Centre project. Training programs for Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS), traineeships and apprentices run at the centre include carpentry, electrical, plumbing and automotive. Dairy and Agriculture programs will be delivered from Baw Baw Skills Centre (BBSC) from 2016.

Due to WGTTA owning BBSC three of our Registered Training Organisation partners have located on site. The partners on site are Apprenticeship Group Australia (AGA) who deliver carpentery, electrical and plumbing, Federation Training who deliver automotive and GOTAFE who deliver dairy and agricultural training.

Baw Baw Skills Centre is an excellent community resource and WGTTA is keen to see its resources used to support a wide range of training. In partnership with Federation University, a Bachelor of Arts is also being delivered at BBSC for the first time in 2015. The aim is to increase the participation rate of our students in tertiary study. This program is another great opportunity for students of all ages in West Gippsland.

Industry Backing

With the wide range of vocational and trade training delivered by West Gippsland Trade Training Alliance, employers can locally access well prepared trainees and apprentices. Employers can contact our Registered Training Partners through our website or directly.

Our partners also deliver specific training courses for industry including scaffolding, elevated work platform training, scissor lift and forklift training.

Our focus is preparing young people to meet skill shortages in Baw Baw and to provide pathways into trade apprenticeships or higher education. The equipment and training we have is new and reflects equipment used in industry. We value our partnership with local industries and are responsive to their need