Welcome to Harvester Technical College

A Message from the Principal

    I am delighted that you are considering taking up a course at our College and hope this website assist you in making a good decision about your plans for completing secondary school and heading on a pathway to a trade career.
    Harvester Technical College is a vocationally oriented Senior Secondary College, operating under the structure of Sunshine College. The College enjoys a diverse co-educational and multicultural population living primarily in the outer Western metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne. The College specialises in a unique model of integrated Senior Secondary completion through the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Certificate II pre-apprenticeship training in a diverse range of trade areas.
    Our College has been operating in its currently form since 2010 and offers a truly unique and innovation program which combines the best of Applied Learning Senior Secondary curriculum with high quality vocational training in a range of trade areas. Our aim is to offer opportunities for young people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne and beyond, to complete an engaging program that leads to further study and or fulltime employment in the trade area of choice.
    The key to Harvester's success has been the introduction of a fully integrated Senior Secondary program involving the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and a range of VET pre-apprenticeships in a variety of trades. The curriculum is highly project based, emphasizing real world projects with job ready outcomes.
    Our website aims to provide you with all the relevant information to assist you in making a decision about whether Harvester may be the School for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff if you have any questions or need further information.

Mandy Patmore
College Principal

What do we offer at Harvester?

   Quality Senior Secondary Education, specialising in Applied Learning (VCAL) and Trade Training for Years 10, 11 and 12

        Now offering:

   VCAL with pre-apprenticeship training in

  • Why would you choose Harvester?


  • If you want to get a head start on your pathway to a trade whilst still finishing high school.
  • Prefer to learn in a 'hands on' way and taught by specialist VCAL and trade teachers.
  • Prefer a project based curriculum that integrates core skills and practical skills.
  • A less mainstream college environment which has a student centred focus to program delivery.
  • Want support in accessing high quality work/industry experiences as part of your study program
  • And, want to make a successful transition from school to work and further study in to your chosen industry area.
  • Upcoming Events

    • 6th : First Day Term 4
    • 14th : 2015 Information Night
    • 17th : Curriculum Day - Student Free
    • 31st : Last Day of Classes: Intermediate, Senior, Integrated
    • 3rd: Reports Writing Day( Student Free)
    • 4th: Melbourne Cup Day( Student Free)
    • 5th-14th: Exam Period
    • 13th: 2014 Awards Night
    • 14th: Last Day Foundation
    • 17th-21st: Foundation Work Placement Catch Up
    • 17th-21st: 2015 Student Interview
    • 18th: 2015 Information Night
    • 24th-27th: 2015 Student Enrolment Day
    • 19th: Last Day Term 4





    EMAIL - admin@harvestercollege.vic.edu.au
    ADDRESS - Harvester Technical College, 76 Suffolk Rd, Sunshine North, 3020 (Melways Map 26 K9)
    PO Box 165, Sunshine, Vic, 3020
    PHONE - (03) 8311 5555