About Us


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.




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

From 2020, Loyola and McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centres will become part of CathWest Innovation College. Building on the achievements of both Trade Training Centres as well as Loyola Senior High, CathWest will 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 will have a strong focus on developing skills for success. Professional mentoring, exciting industry partnerships, work placements and recognised qualifications will support this learning. 





What’s on offer?

As a student at CathWest Innovation College, you can:



get your NSW HSC


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


undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship


transfer from an internship into full-time work and study


set up or consolidate your own business or enterprise


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





Western Sydney Aboriginal Student of the Year Andrew Hogan is completing an apprenticeship as part of his studies

Andrew Hogan

Student and keen boxer, Andrew Hogan, recently won the Aboriginal Student of the Year prize at the Western Sydney NSW Training Awards. A strong ambassador for the approach to learning at CathWest Innovation College, Andrew is undertaking a Certificate III in Engineering while he completes his studies.

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Isabella Dicenso enjoys her work at Holy Family Preschool Emerton as part of her studies

Isabella Dicenso

Student Isabella Dicenso recently won the School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year prize at the Western Sydney NSW Training Awards. A strong ambassador for the approach to learning at CathWest Innovation College, Isabella is completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to work towards a career as a primary school teacher.

Western Sydney School VET in Schools Award winner Chloe Sparks is attributes her win to determination

Chloe Sparks

Student Chloe Sparks recently won the Vocational Education and Training in Schools prize at the Western Sydney NSW Training Awards. A strong ambassador for the approach to learning at CathWest Innovation College, Chloe is studying a Certificate III in Tourism and plans to study a Bachelor of International Tourism at University.




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
  • magination & creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills






There's more

CathWest Innovation College will have:



more flexible hours


a dress code, rather than a formal uniform


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


short courses and try-a-trade courses





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





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.







A word from our
leaders of learning


Greg Whitby

Greg Whitby

Executive Director
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Greg Whitby

We’ll offer learning and teaching that reflects the way we live and work now. This will be a school where students can learn to think, solve real-world problems and be supported to follow their interests.

Cathy Larkin

Cathy Larkin

CathWest Innovation College

Cathy Larkin

CathWest Students will be motivated in their learning through real-world experiences. They’ll go on to change the world!