Trade Schools for the Future

Adelaide Hills and Murraylands


The administration hubs, or Work Skills Centres, for the Trade Schools for the Future program in this region are located at Murray Bridge High School.

Hills Murraylands Trade School for the Future will provide access to learning that leads to jobs in mineral resources, agribusiness, multi-trades, community services and other industry sectors in the region where there is a growing demand for skilled workers. 

‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers based at the Work Skills Centres link you to training, traineeships and apprenticeships, including School-based Apprenticeships and employment opportunities. 

Hills Murraylands Trade School for the Future also provides local delivery for learning towards a university qualification.

Local industries needing skilled workers:

Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing/Electro-technology 

• Manufactured products – designing, fabricating, assembling and installing
• Refrigeration and air conditioning
• Electrical trades – electrical fitters and technicians
• Electronics and photonics products - designing, developing, servicing and producing
• Laser manufacturing
• Biological and chemical sensing
• Medical diagnostics and therapy
• Display technology
• Optical computing

Mining Resources 

• Mining, including site management, driving of heavy vehicles
• Maintenance and installation of equipment
• Automotive, including servicing and maintenance of vehicles
• Mechanical and heavy equipment construction
• Civil construction
• Laboratory operations, including testing core samples


• Cellar door sales
• Cellar operations
• Laboratory
• Wine grape growing
• Business management
• Primary production
• Land management
• Information technology
• Marketing – local and International

Health and Community Services

• Radiography
• Dietetics
• Aged care
• Preventative health/fitness
• Child care
• Community care
• Disability services

For Parents/Caregivers

Secondary students will be enrolled at their local school while they access specialist programs in the industry area they select through Hills Murraylands Trade School for the Future. 

By working with our experienced ‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers to tailor their studies to the needs of future employers, your son or daughter will maximise the likelihood of satisfying future employment in an industry with long-term prospects. 

The school study may be linked to an apprenticeship, including a School-based Apprenticeship, or a traineeship and employment opportunities. 

‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers also make sure that contracts of training for young people are fair and reasonable for everyone involved. They work to increase the number of apprenticeships and skilled job opportunities for all trade school students. 

Hills Murraylands Trade School for the Future will develop courses to prepare your son or daughter for work in a range of industries. They will receive their training in a TAFE institute or a Registered Training Organisation. 

For more information and to enrol your son or daughter in the program, please contact the ‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers.

For Employers

The Trade Schools for the Future program is a partnership between Government, schools, TAFE and other vocational education providers and employers, working together to provide a better future for our children and the State. 

Through Hills Murraylands Trade School for the Future you can provide an apprenticeship opportunity for a young person who is keen to learn about and work in your industry. 

By talking to our experienced ‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers you can find a student who is studying subjects related to your industry needs. 

And by taking on a school-based apprentice you can address your skills needs from the moment the student starts work.
After the student completes their schooling, you can expect motivated, trained and work-ready employees who know your business and are keen to stay in the industry. 

This may reduce your recruitment costs, saving you valuable training time and increasing the likelihood that productive young workers will quickly repay your investment in them.
Talk with our ‘School to Work’ Apprenticeship Brokers about the specific educational needs of young people starting in your industry so that your future employees are better prepared to meet your business needs. 

If you are interested in making this investment in your business and being an active supporter of the Trade Schools for the Future program, please contact the ‘School to Work’ Apprenticeships Brokers.


Jamie Wilkinson


Services the Murray and Mallee district including:

- Murray Bridge High School
- Coomandook Area School
- Mannum Community College
- Meningie Area School
- Tintinara Area School 

Murray Bridge High School
Tel:  (08) 8531 9534
Fax: (08) 8531 9595

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