Australia Exchange – Overview

Learners from The JCB Academy Sixth Form have the opportunity to visit St Patrick’s Technical College in Adelaide, South Australia in our school exchange programme. Learners from The JXB Academy Sixth Form visit Adelaide in February and then learners from St Patrick’s Technical College come to the UK in the second part of the exchange programme in July. Whilst in Australia, learners are given the opportunity to spend time studying alongside their hosts and experience Australian culture.

What is St Patrick’s Technical College?

St Patrick’s Technical College is a purpose built, multi-million dollar, specialist trade training school based in Elizabeth in South Australia. They offer a trade focused South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) curriculum and pre-apprenticeship training for Year 11 and 12 learners. They specialise in developing individual programs for learners who wish to complete their SACE alongside a School-based Apprenticeship.

Learners at St Patrick’s are part of one of the three following sub-schools:

School of Building & Construction

  • Building & Construction
  • Plumbing

School of Community Services, Hospitality & Lifestyle

  • Food & Hospitality
  • Hair & Beauty

School of Engineering & Transport

  • Automotive
  • Electrotechnology
  • Metals and Engineering