NCAT offers a range of short courses for Year 9-12 students, graduates, adult learners and teachers
Year 9 and 10 students enrolled with State-funded or private education providers who demonstrate an interest in technologies can take advantage of our Technology Taster short courses. Year 9 and 10 students interested in the Arts may take advantage of our VET Taster days. The College is also developing short courses for adults & teachers looking to enhance skills, and education delivery, across the arts, trades and technologies disciplines.
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NCAT runs a series of VET taster programs during the year. Students from schools in the region are able to book into these half day programs which give them an opportunity to learn about their area of interest and see whether they want to pursue them as part of their Year 10, 11 or 12 program.

All of the workshops are hands-on with students either making a product they can take away such as a piece of jewellery for Visual Arts or an electronic device for Electrotechnology, or using equipment to complete a task; learning a jazz or hip-hop dance routine, or in the case of Music: songwriting, performing and recording their song.

For further information, please contact NCAT VET Manager
  • Year 10 Arts Taster
    Students can choose from Music Industry, Creative Industries (Multimedia), Dance, Visual Arts, Musical Instrument Making & Repair (Guitar making)
  • Year 10 Technologies Taster
    Students can choose from Musical Instrument Making & Repair (Guitar making), Automotive, Building & Construction (Carpentry), Electro-technology/Integrated Technologies, Engineering, Furniture Making

NCAT is a Registered Training Organisation. All trainers are industry professionals & qualified to deliver this qualification.
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    Bon Nardella has been involved in the instrument making and repair industry for over 35 years. In that time he has amassed a vast array of skills in Instrument Making, repair and setup.

    Ten years ago he embarked upon setting up the only nationally recognised guitar making qualification in Australia, (Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making & Repair), which is based at NCAT. It was set up in conjunction with Maton Australia and Cole Clark Guitars and trains students in all aspects of becoming a professional luthier.

    After proving an outstanding record of success, Bon is now offering an evening guitar building course in Electric Guitar, Electric Bass & Acoustic guitars as well as Tenor Ukuleles:
    The program is delivered by the same experienced team that deliver the full time training: Alongside Bon Nardella is Mark Russell, who specialises in Ukuleles practices as an independent luthier. All of the team are experienced qualified trainers.
    * Minimum enrolment age is 15 years