About NCAT

The Northern College of the Arts and Technology caters for year 10, VCE, VCAL and post-secondary students seeking a specialised education in the arts, trades or technologies.
Industry professionals deliver innovative curriculum designs to meet current tertiary, TAFE and industry requirements. With one of Victoria’s broadest VET offerings, state-of-the-art facilities and a highly successful track record, the College provides a mature study environment to foster individuality and personal growth.

About us

The Northern College of Arts and Technology caters for Year 10, VCE, VCAL, and post-secondary students seeking a specialised education in the performing arts, visual arts, design, media, trades or technologies. Industry professionals deliver innovative curriculum designs to meet current Tertiary, TAFE, and industry requirements. With one of Victoria's broadest VET offerings, state-of-the-art facilities and a highly successful track record, the College provides a mature study environment to foster individuality and personal growth.

As a College, we recognise multiple types of intelligence. We reward practical problem solving, creativity, lateral thinking, building, fixing, designing and innovating. Every student benefits from a curriculum designed to encourage individuality and creativity. Our hands-on learning approach develops confidence, teamwork and co-operation skills for students who wish to pursue further study, apprenticeships or employment.


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Principal's message

Welcome to the Northern College of the Arts and Technology. We are not just a senior college. We also run post-secondary programs for talented students, including adults who want to concentrate on their passion, whether it be in the performing arts, visual arts, design, media, trades or technologies.

Our students are supported and encouraged by teachers who are experts in their field. Our teachers work alongside students to help them excel in the skills they need to pursue their dreams. Skilled staff and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that our courses are cutting edge and highly valued by industry and tertiary institutions.

As a nationally Registered Training Organisation, many of our certificates are recognised Australia wide. We run a number of unique programs and provide one of the broadest offerings of VET programs of any secondary college in Victoria. 

We also support other schools by providing access to some of these programs to their students. Currently we have over 400 students from 40 State, Catholic and independent schools that come to the College one day per week to access some of our specialist programs.

But it is not just this that gives the college its special character. New students, whether full-time or external students are quickly made to feel a part of the NCAT family and become members of our close-knit community. Former students return to the college to run workshops, give talks or mentor students and form part of an extensive, supportive community.

I hope you gain a sense of this wonderful community and the great opportunities that we provide.

International Students

NCAT is accredited to enroll fee paying International Students
CRICOS provider name: Department of Education and Training
CRICOS provider code: 00861K

International Student Program