Parade College is a Catholic boys’ secondary school with campuses at Bundoora and Preston. It is the oldest Edmund Rice School in Australia, dating back to 1871, and has a proud history of excellence in the education and pastoral care of young men. Parade offers a multitude of curriculum options for boys and girls whatever their interest may be; from academic, sporting, music, visual arts and trade options.

The Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre was established at the Bundoora campus at the beginning of 2010 and the Preston campus in 2013. To support the focus of the Centre, Parade College was granted Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status, registration number 40750 in October 2013. Since this time the College provides pre-apprenticeship and VET training to students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are intending on pursuing post-secondary studies either at TAFE or university; apprenticeships, or employment.

Enquiries can be addressed to the Executive Officer – RTO at

VET Courses Offered

22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying)
22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry)

22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Wall and Floor Tiling Stream)

22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)

22480VIC Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation)

SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery

MSL30118 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

CUA30920 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry (Funded)
CPC32420 Certificate III in Plumbing

SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation - Industry Placement (Funded)
SIS40419 Certificate IV in Sport Development
SIS40421 Certificate IV in Sport Development (Funded)
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business – Industry Placement (Funded)
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID011 Provide first aid


      The facilities at Parade are well suited to conduct specialised training courses. These include the Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre (Furnishing, Carpentry, Floor and Wall Tiling and Bricklaying), Arundel Place (Plumbing & Electrical) Rivergum Theatre with specialised sound mixing computer rooms (Music Industry), Bunjil Park and Moore Hall & The Peter Bedford Centre (Sport & Recreation), and commercial kitchen facilities in the Yarangabee Centre, New Plumbing Centre (Bundoora),Specialised rooms at Bundoora Campus (Cert IV in Business, Community Service and Laboratory Skills).Specialised rooms at Preston Campus for Small Business.

      The theory component of the training is held in separate, fully integrated classrooms. Click the link below to view site plans of Parade's RTO Facilities.



      ASQA Report


      Please download the student information booklet


      Industry Links

      Inco link Onsite Magazine – Building & Construction News:

      Australian Brick & Block laying Training Foundation Ltd:

      Master Plumbers Victoria:

      Victorian Building Authority:

      Housing Industry Association:

      Master Builders Association:

      Concrete Masonry Association of Australia: