The College takes its responsibility for student well-being and the development of student excellence and voice very seriously. 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.
The College has a youth worker, careers advisor, integration teachers, and support teachers available to provide advice and assistance. All students have a form teacher/mentor and some programs have additional staff with the specific role of student wellbeing. Across the college there are program and year level leaders responsible for overseeing the progress and wellbeing of all students.
“Students are treated as adults here. There are incredibly positive relationships established between staff and students right from the get go, right from the start.”
– Anne Connors (VCE Studio Arts, VCE Product Design & Technology)
“I definitely get a sense that students and teachers are on a very level playing field and they’re always happy to have one-on-one individual learning.”
– Anthony Stevens (NCAT Media Student)
“You take those contacts with you into the industry; fostering those relationships is really quite important.”
– Mason Peart (NCAT Multimedia Student)
Booklist & Student Supplies
Student booklists can be found and purchased from North of the Yarra Booksellers. Please follow the link to access their online system: North of the Yarra Booksellers – NCAT Booklist.
For more information on courses and subject areas, please see the individual program, course and subject pages.
NCAT Application Form – Create
NCAT Application Form – Folio Preparation (Mature Age)
NCAT Application Form – Folio Preparation (Year 12)
NCAT Application Form – Music
NCAT Application Form – Music Instrument Making & Repair
NCAT Application Form – Photography
22338VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry)
22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies
22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)
22586VIC Certificate II in Integrated Technologies (Pre-vocational)
22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance
CUA20620 Certificate II in Music Industry
CUA20720 Certificate II in Visual Arts (VETIS)
CUA20720 Certificate II in Visual Arts (VCAL Art)
MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making
22563VIC Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making & Maintenance
CUA30920 Certificate III in Music (Performance)
CUA30920 Certificate III in Music (Sound Production)
CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen & Media (Creative & Digital)
CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen & Media (Video)
CUA31120 Certificate III in Visual Arts (VCAL Art)
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport & Recreation
22564VIC Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making & Repair
CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design
CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music (Performance)
CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music (Sound Production)
CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography & Digital Imaging
CUA41320 Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Fees & Charges
Courses and programs at NCAT are fully funded by the Government. There are no tuition fees. Exceptions to this general rule are for International Students, and for some students in Certificate IV and Diploma programs. For details on these exceptions see the International Student page and course pages of interest.
Materials charges apply to some subjects and programs. Please contact the College, or the relevant Program for details.