New information – obtained from the Education Department through Senate Estimates – shows 173 eligible schools across Western Australia will never get the opportunity to have a Trade Training Centre because of Tony Abbott’s cuts.


With Western Australia facing trade skills shortages, and higher youth unemployment, the Government’s decision to cancel all future Trade Training Centres simply can’t be justified.


“Young people need skills and work experience to get good jobs in the West, and Trade Training Centres mean high school students get to do that,” Shadow Minister for Education, Kate Ellis, said.


“By denying West Australian students these opportunities, the Government will just make youth unemployment worse, and rob our young people of a fair shot at getting a job.”


The Abbott Government has cancelled the Trade Training Centres program and cut $950 million out of the Budget – enough to build 650 new centres.


The Abbott Government is also pressing ahead with extraordinary and punitive attacks on young people which will make it harder for the next generation to grow their skills, get work and build Australia’s future.


The Abbott Government has also cut all three federal youth unemployment prevention programs – Youth Connections, Partnership Brokers and National Career Advice. Programs which help young Australians finish year 12, get work experience and understand their options for the future.


“Denying young people the dole for six months no matter how hard they are trying to find work, while at the same time as scrapping real opportunities to gain skills and advice for employment programs is grossly unfair and simply doesn’t make sense,” Alannah MacTiernan, Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia said.


“How can Tony Abbott expect our young people to get jobs when he is taking away their opportunity to get the skills to be work ready?”


Kate Ellis said that with youth unemployment averaging over 10 per cent in Western Australia this year, there would be long-term price to pay for these cuts.


“If we look at welfare dependency, and economic growth and even the crime rate, these will all head in the wrong direction as a result of cutting these programs,” Kate Ellis said.


“It’s now clear that when Tony Abbott said there would be no cuts to education, it was nothing but a con.”


“School communities that have missed out will not let the Government get away with this,” Alannah MacTiernan said.

 List of schools eligible to apply for a Trade Training Centre but that have not been approved for funding (Source: Department of Education, Senate Estimates ED0453_14)



Malibu School

Foundation Christian College

Frederick Irwin Anglican School

Living Waters Lutheran College

Mandurah Baptist College

Maranatha Christian College

Peter Carnley Anglican Community School

The King’s College

Tranby College



Armadale Education Support Centre

Cecil Andrews Senior High School

Kelmscott Senior High School

Mandurah High School

Australian Trades College

Carey Baptist College

Dale Christian School

John Calvery Christian College

John Calvin Christian College

John Wollaston Anglican Community School

Serpentine-Jarrahdale Grammar School

Sowilo Community High School



Ashdale Secondary College

Burbridge School

Greenwood Senior High School

Wanneroo Senior High School

Warwick Senior High School


Kingsway Christian College

The Montessori School



Aranmore Catholic College

Iona Presentation College

John XXIII College

Newman College

Churchlands Senior High School

Hospital School Services

Perth Modern School

Schools of Isolated and Distance Education

Shenton College

Shenton College Deaf Education Centre

Bold Park Community School

Christ Church Grammar School

Hale School

International School of Western Australia

Methodist Ladies’ College

Presbyterian Ladies’ College

Scotch College

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

Telethon Speech ad Hearing

The Beehive Montessori School

The Japanese School in Perth



Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre

St Mary’s College

Dawul Remote Community School

Derby District High School

Djugerari Remote Community School

Fitzroy Valley District High School

Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School

Jigalong Remote Community School

Jungdranung Remote Community School
Kalumburu Remote Community School

Kununurra District High School

La Grange Remote Community School

Looma Remote Community School

Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School

Roebourne District High School

Wangkatjungka Remote Community School

Wiluna Remote Community School

Wyndham District High School

Yaneyarra Remote Community School

Yulga Jinna Remote Community School

Karalundi Aboriginal Education Centre

Kulkarriya Community School

Nyikina Mangala Community School

Parnngurr Community School

Purnululu Aboriginal Community Independent School

Rawa Community School

Strelley Community School

Yakanarra Community School

Yiyili Aboriginal Community School



Margaret River Senior High School

Newton Moore Senior High School



Lumen Christi College

Mazenod College

St Brigid's College

Darling Range Sports College

Governor Stirling Senior High School

Kalamunda Senior High School

Kalamunda Senior High School Education Support Centre

Kenwick School

Lesmurdie Senior High School

Thornlie Senior High School

Australian Islamic College (Perth)

Caversham Training and Education Centre

Corridors College

Guildford Grammar School

Heritage College Perth

HillSide Christian School

Rehoboth Christian College

Thornlie Christian College



Mater Dei College

Prendiville Catholic College

Sacred Heart College

Belridge Education Support Centre

Belridge Senior High School

Clarkson Community High School

Duncraig Senior High School

Duncraig Senior High School Education Support Centre

Kinross College

Mindarie Senior College

Ocean Reef Senior High School

Lake Joondalup Baptist College

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School

Quinns Baptist College

St Mark's Anglican Community School

St Stephen's School



John Paul College

Eastern Goldfields College

Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School

Kambalda West District High School

Laverton School

Leonora District High School

Menzies Remote Community School

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands School

Tjuntjunjara Remote Community School

Yintarri Remote Community School

Bethel Christian School

Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School

Esperance Anglican Community School

Goldfields Baptist College

Great Southern Grammar

John Calvin School

Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School



Holy Cross College

Irene McCormack Catholic College

Avonvale Education Support Centre

Bullsbrook District High School

Eastern Hills Senior High School

Ellenbrook Secondary College

Swan View Senior High School

Yanchep District High School

Bible Baptist Christian Academy

Carmel Adventist College

Ellenbrook Christian College

Swan Valley Anglican Community School

Treetops Montessori School



Chisholm Catholic College

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Education Support Centre

Durham Road School

Lockridge Senior High School

Australian Islamic College (North of the River)

Kids Open Learning School

Perth College



Balcatta Senior High School

Carine Senior High School

Gladys Newton School

Sir David Brand School

Carmel School

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

Nollamara Christian Academy

St Andrew's Grammar

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School (Inc)



Aquinas College

Ursula Frayne Catholic College

Cannington Community Education Support Centre

Carson Street School

Kensington Secondary School

Australian Islamic College, Kewdale

Damla College

Langford Islamic College

Penrhos College

Perth Montessori School