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Morayfield Trade Training Centre

The Commonwealth Government funded Morayfield Trade Training Centre (MTTC) aims to be a regional trade training skills hub for the construction industry, recognised as a quality institution by industry and a one-stop shop for turning out skilled, competent and job-ready young people for the construction industry and allied fields.

The MTTC will deliver training programs in the five areas of General Construction:

  1. General Carpentry
  2. Brick and Block Laying
  3. Floor and Wall Tiling
  4. Painting and Decorating
  5. Wall and Ceiling Lining (Plastering)



The MTTC will offer training opportunities initially through Certificate I in Construction.

A Partnerships Based Project for our Community

Through the MTTC quality links are built between schools and industry, in order to ensure our centre meets the goal of being the regional training hub for the construction industry and well-respected for producing highly competent, job-ready young people. 

Our partners are:


  • Morayfield State High School
  • Caboolture State High School
  • Tullawong State High School
  • Construction Skills Queensland – including Doorways 2 Construction
  • The Scooter Group – Plastering
  • CSR- Gyprock


Our school and partners offer career and personal development for each individual student negotiated through their personal Senior Education Training Plan, on the job training, career development programs and Target, our unique personal growth plan to ensure our MTTC young people hit the mark with employers on exit.

Through our partnership with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) our Doorways 2 Construction students have special opportunities to receive on-the-job training in real industry construction projects. 

How do I apply for entry to the Morayfield Trade Training Centre?

In Term 4 each year applications for enrolment are available on request from the Morayfield State High School front office. Students need to complete the application for enrolment and attach the supporting documentation required.
For further information, contact:
Mr Darren Kerr
Head of Department, Industrial Technology
Morayfield State High School
Ph: 5428 5555
David Ensing
Field Officer - Brisbane North East Region
Construction Skills Queensland
Ph: 0407 221 103



In 2017, we have Year 8 students, Year 9 students and Year 11 and 12 students engaging in our extracurricular robotics program. So what is robotics all about?

Robotics prepares students for study in IT, engineering, science and mathematics through a focus on fun, problem solving, group work and cooperative learning. It supports the school vision of “achieving excellence through innovation and integrity; leadership and community”.

We have been teaching formal and informal robotics programs at this school for the last seven years. Our extension mathematics, science and technology students have used robots as data loggers to build and test smart solar panels that tracked the sun throughout the day and to test their reflexes.  Year 8 students have built and programmed smart fans that sense movement to switch on and off, Year 10 students built and programed hill climbing vehicles and intelligent wheelchairs, and Year 11 and 12 students tackled mazes with purpose constructed robotic vehicles.

This year we have over 25 students participating in our lunch time and after school training sessions.  Most of these students will compete in a State Competition in August, and if successful the Australian National completion to be held in Brisbane in September.

In 2012, a team of Year 10 students achieved 2nd place in the State robotics competition held at the University of Queensland. In this event they designed built and programmed two robots to compete in a game of soccer.

In past years students have responded positively to this learning environment and have been enthusiastic about district, state, national and international competitions that they have been introduced to.  Participating in these competitions exposes them to hundreds of like-minded students from around Australia and opens their eyes to pathways beyond school. Successes include State Champions, National & International finalists and numerous regional successes in robotics competitions.

Warren Steel