Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to Harvester Technical College. We are relevant, focused and effective in providing high quality senior secondary vocational pathways for young people.

Today’s Harvester is a vibrant, positive learning institution which helps local young people builds the skills and knowledge they need to commence a successful journey in work and adult life. We provide practical as well as social emotional and general welfare support to our students to help them be the best they can be.

Harvester is a diverse community of young people pursuing options, in a range of vocational education and employment pathways, in a supportive innovative learning environment. The College is proudly serving students from families in the West and North West of Metropolitan Melbourne and also neighbouring satellite communities including, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne and Sunbury.

The College operates a World Class facility for integrated Senior Secondary Education and pre-apprenticeship Trade Training. The College values are based on a shared vision of effective, engaging and focused senior secondary and vocational education and training (VET) curriculum. Where possible, all courses integrate the Learning Outcomes for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with the students’ chosen Certificate II pre-apprenticeship trade course in one of our specialisations. The Harvester Technical College staff team have developed high quality programs that maximise employment and training pathway options for our graduates.

The key to creating high levels of success for our students is providing them with engaging, relevant and focused programs that support their development as well rounded young people who are confident to take their place in the social as well vocational world before them. Our students’ high success rate in achieving offers for apprenticeships has been steadily rising with every passing year. The best measure of our progress towards achieving this goal is feedback from students and their families.

We invite you to explore our offerings and if you are ready for an industry relevant, trade based pathway whilst completing your secondary education, then Harvester Technical College is definitely a destination worth considering.

Amanda Patmore