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Are you looking for school done differently?

Secondary students in Western Sydney now have the opportunity to complete their studies at a school with a new approach to learning.


With locations in Emu Plains and Mount Druitt, CathWest Innovation College meets the needs of today’s students who will live and work in an ever-changing world.

 

Loyola and McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centres have become part of CathWest Innovation College. Building on the achievements of both Trade Training Centres as well as Loyola Senior High, CathWest offer exciting new options for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

With innovative pathways for students alongside the current trades training pathway, CathWest Innovation College has a strong focus on developing skills for success. Professional mentoring, exciting industry partnerships, work placements and recognised qualifications support this learning.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

What’s on offer?

As a student at CathWest Innovation College, you can:

 

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get your NSW HSC

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achieve credentials through an industry leader in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship

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transfer from an internship into full-time work and study

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set up or consolidate your own business or enterprise

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use your personalised learning folio to broker entry into university and post-school educational pathways

 

 

 

Both campuses are within walking distance to train stations and bus stops.

 

 

 

 

Providing you with skills for success!


  • Foundation skills
  • Employability skills
  • WHS Skills
  • General capabilities
  • Imagination & creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills

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There's more

CathWest Innovation College will have:

 

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more flexible hours

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a dress code, rather than a formal uniform

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a family playgroup, hairdressing facility and student-run café open to the community

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short courses and try-a-trade courses

 

 

 

 

2020 award-winner for VET

CathWest Innovation College’s Jessica Libreri recently won the School Based Apprentice/Trainee award at the 2020 NSW Regional Training Awards. Jessica attends the McCarthy Campus in Emu Plains, and is completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education.

Jessica won the award for her exceptional commitment to formal studies at school and during work placement, an achievement made all the more impressive given the disruptions of the pandemic this year.

The win is a great testament to the deep commitment to vocational education in our diocese and the quality of the training and workplace opportunities offered at CathWest.

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Start working on your tomorrow, TODAY! CathWest Innovation College - School Done Differently!

 

 

 

 

Trade

Trade Pathway

Trade Pathway

Want to get into a trade?
As Small 2019 Training Provider of the Year, we’ll put you on the right track!

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Inquiry

Inquiry Pathway

Inquiry Pathway

Want more control over what you learn and how?
Have a dream or a passion and aren’t sure what to do with it? attend the interview.

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Events

Open Evenings

Open Evenings

Looking to start a trade, launch your own startup or seeking entry into further study for your dream job? Learn more at our virtual events!

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Policies

Policies

Policies

CathWest Innovation College has a number of policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our school life.

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Want to learn more

Contact CathWest on 8886 9500 or email cathwest@parra.catholic.edu.au to find out how we can put you on the path to success.

 

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