Up for grabs: Learn a trade for free

extract from Article Daily Telegraph Monday 18 June 2018. APPRENTICESHIPS will be free in NSW under a Budget cash splash that will boost the number of training spots for the state’s future tradies. The Daily Telegraph can reveal one of the biggest Budget commitments will be the free training program to offer 100,000 people skills study at any TAFE and non-TAFE provider delivering apprenticeship studies. The Budget sets aside $285 million for the project. Matthew Giusa, with his dog Ellie, wants to become an auto-mechanic. Picture: Justin Lloyd The program is designed… Read More

Time to Trade Up

Daily telegraph Article Saturday June 9, 2018 Trading in school is a valid option for teenagers to kickstart their careers. Cara Jenkin reports.    

Burwood Council supporting Work placement students

Burwood Council were very happy to be able to assist Southern Cross Students Renee and Madison last week to fulfill the requirements of their Business and Event studies that form part of their Higher School Certificate qualification. Renee assisted with administrative duties in Organisation Development, Compliance, Records, and Finance. Madison assisted with duties in Organisation Development, Media Events and Communications and Community Development . Thank you to those who supported Renee and Madison last week, as these placements provide a very practical and positive learning experience to students with their transition from school… Read More

Vocational Learning, STEM, ATAR & good pathways:

SCCVC Principal Patrick O’Reilly contributes to discussion on Radio ABC702 following a public lecture from Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Education.

Vocational students shine at MWLP Awards Night

    Fantastic to recognise and celebrate 3 @sccvc students, finalists in the 2018 #mwlp Student Work Placement Awards. Well done Joseph, Georgia and Stephanie! “….David Williams, MWLP’s CEO, summarised the night “This is what Vocational Education and Training (VET) is all about. Not only do the students reap the rewards from work placement and the connections they make with industry, employers are linked to the future workforce. It is a win/win for everyone…” Framework Winners: Automotive Joseph Ayoub from Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College was hosted by Goodyear Auto Care Bankstown Business Services Stephanie… Read More

Congratulations! So pleased & proud of our 2018 Year 12 student Cooper Bennett -Georges River Council 2018 Young Citizen of the Year

Georges River Council’s mayor Kevin Greene announced the winners of the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at…


Commencing in 2010, Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College (SCCVC) is a ground breaking Senior Secondary College.

“I started at a new school and I’m getting great employability skills.” …

NSW Business Chamber- Old School/New School Forum This month, our College Principal and Student Leaders  Grace Faulkner, Jasper Dryden and Emily McGrath attended the NSW Business Chambers old school/new school forum. If the next generation is to be ready for study and work, responsibility must be shared by government, educators, parents, students and industry. This is one of the findings of the report released today by the NSW Business Chamber entitled, Old School/New School. Illawarra Business Chamber Executive Director, Chris Lamont, said it was vital the school curriculum is redesigned and delivers… Read More

Social Outreach

All students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours of Social Outreach over the two years they spend at the College. The philosophy behind this requirement is to help our students to look outward and to seek to use their gifts and talents for the benefit of others. Initiatives at the College include attending Brekky Van to provide breakfast to the homeless of Sydney, visiting the local nursing home, St Mary’s Villa and an Immersion in an Aboriginal Community. Social Outreach is a means of putting faith into action and… Read More


Prayer The heart of the Catholic experience of our Students at Southern Cross is prayer. There are numerous opportunities for students to develop their prayer life that include learning how to pray the Rosary, Christian Meditation, Praying with Scripture, Praise and Worship and other means to help our students connect with God. We are fortunate to have our own College Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Southern Cross where students can retreat to, at any time, to spend time in contemplation, meditation and reflection. Helping our students develop their personal relationship… Read More