Trade Trading Opportunities

Boat Building, Construction and Hospitality


The CCM Trade Training Centre has been set up under a $4.5M grant from the Federal Government and offers Certificates in Hospitality, Boat Building and Construction.


Students commence their certificate qualification and industry employment placement whilst at school and have the opportunity to move directly into completion of their apprenticeship after Year 12. The three key trades are taught by three of CCM’s metropolitan schools, offering not only qualifications in respective trades, but also a learning environment which is based on the nurturing, Christian values of our Colleges. Students enrolled at Groves Christian College, Livingstone Christian College or Staines Memorial College can enrol in any of the three certificate courses without the need to change schools.


Students will study a course which will make them eligible for the Queensland Certificate of Education, begin a significant proportion of the study and experience required for their apprenticeship and see them already connected with an employer in their industry of choice.


Boat Building:

Located at the Northern end of one of Queensland busiest boating areas, Livingstone Christian College at Ormeau has a boat-building training facility which will see students become expert in the many disciplines of the boating industry. Some of the boat-building industry’s biggest players are located right here in Queensland on the Gold Coast. They offer positions at all levels for well qualified people.



Right in the heart of the Brisbane/Ipswich growth corridor is Staines Memorial College at Springfield. They offer the launch pad for students wishing to be successful in the construction industry. The training facility located at Staines Memorial College equips students with the skills they need to begin a career which could see them working at all levels of the building industry.



Based at Groves Christian College (Kingston), the commercial hospitality kitchen and café is the classroom of students wishing to move into the vibrant hospitality industry. Whether you wish to be a Chef, Restaurant Manager or Café Owner, your journey begins here. This fully equipped facility offers students hands-on experience in all areas of restaurant operation