Challenge Trade and Business College (CTBC) is a vocational school with a future-ready focus.

Here at CTBC, students are offered vocational opportunities as they work toward attaining their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Enrolment Starts Here

We're taking enrolments for
Year 11 & Year 12

Develop Capacity - Develop Confidence - Develop Capability

Parent / Carers, complete the form below to express interest in a new approach to senior vocational education. Further information will be distributed.

Find out more at our Open Day!

Our Framework



What does it mean to be Future-Ready?

Being future-ready means learning the skills to thrive in a constantly changing world where technological growth, social and economic shifts, and environmental challenges are the norm. It means having the techniques necessary to adapt to new situations and being able to innovate solutions.

Our Mission

To provide students with a learning pathway that draws upon their strengths, and develops their capacity, preparing them for the future world of work, beyond their school years.


Academic Pathways

The knowledge you need to achieve your academic and career goals

CTBC provides the opportunity for students to complete three core Applied Subjects across Years 11 and 12:

  • Essential English
  • Essential Maths
  • Social and Community Studies


Completing these Applied Subjects supports students in achieving their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

The academic content and related assessments are linked to the students’ world of work by having students engage in real-world relevant inquiry and skills-based assessment.

Vocational Pathways

Develop the training and skills to achieve in your chosen industry

At CTBC, we understand that each student’s vocational journey is different. We work with students and parents to determine their best pathway.

Students initially complete work experience at CET (Challenge Employment and Training). Once they have demonstrated suitability for employment in particular industries and trades, they are then assisted in securing a School-Based Apprenticeship or School-Based Traineeships.

Our Industry Partners


Don't just take our word for it!


-WHOLE STUDENT- Fostering a sense of belonging, empowerment, and

What is the Whole Student?

Belonging - Empowerment - Self-Leadership

Allowing students to co-manage their educational and vocational outcomes is crucial to empowering them to take ownership and accountability of their future-ready pathway.

The CTBC staff also supports students in fostering self-leadership skills such as time management, goal setting, and decision-making, in which students become more independent and confident.

Hear what our students have to say

"It's not a normal school, it's different, it's small and I like it. We engage better!"


Contact Us

21 Dunlop Street
Collingwood Park QLD 4301

(07) 3282 8000