Marcellin Technical is a co-educational Catholic Senior Secondary Technical College specialising in the delivery of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) alongside a trade/vocational training program.
We specialise in developing programs for students who wish to complete their SACE while working toward an Australian School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (ASbA/SbAT) and completion of their apprenticeship/traineeship post school.
Marcellin students graduate with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and Certificate II in a chosen trade. Students who obtained a School-based apprenticeship towards the end of their first year (Year 11 Stage 1) or during Year 12 also complete some Units of Competency of a Certificate III related to their apprenticeship/traineeship.
At Marcellin the training program is an integral part of the whole learning experience. Therefore there are no lessons to catch up on because a student is involved in trade training, unlike a mainstream school.
Since 2007, half of the students enrolled at Marcellin Technical have commenced a School-based Apprenticeship whilst still enrolled at school. Most of the remainder go on to commence apprenticeships in the months following graduation.
Searching for and obtaining a work placement is one of the skills that students will develop as part of the program at Marcellin. However, teachers, trainers and industry consultants provide support and assistance throughout this process.
Our program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to secure a School-based Apprenticeship through their extensive work placement program where students effectively demonstrate their employability skills and already-established skills and knowledge as gained through our programs.
Having completed the SACE, the School-based Apprenticeship contract is converted to full-time and recognises the accredited training that has been completed. The remaining length of the apprenticeship is then calculated. Employers may elect to continue with accredited apprentice training with our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) MTC Training on-site at the College.
Marcellin Technical strives to create a rich and diverse education and training environment, which focuses on developing the whole person. We offer a comprehensive mentoring program which supports our students as they transition to the world of work.
We seek to create an environment where everyone feels respected and co-responsible. We are committed to developing a community where each individual student is affirmed in an environment of mutual support and encouragement. Marcellin values positive relationships and partnerships between the College, the home and the workplace.
Our unique program makes it possible for students to commence their trade or vocational training in their area of interest, gain employment and be paid while still at school completing their formal secondary education. Our program gives students a head start into their chosen career while at the same time completing their SACE.
Our commitment to provide training extends beyond the school years and into an apprenticeship once the SACE is completed. Continuing the apprenticeship training with Marcellin post school is another unique factor that sets the College apart from any other school.