Whilst primarily servicing the training needs of the school, the TAS Trade Training Centre has been set up as a community resource. Located in Canambe St, two blocks east of the main TAS campus, the site is zoned for community use and East Armidale United Football Club and Easts Cricket use the centre’s floodlit oval, Doody Park, as their home ground. The centre provides industry-accredited training in automotive, metals and engineering and agriculture to Certificate III level to school students.
Both the manufacturing arm and the vehicle servicing provide an opportunity for apprentices, trainees and students to take their learning into industrial workshop environments. The TAS Agriculture department also operates a Poll Hereford stud and achieves considerable success both on the Show circuit and through breed sales.
The purpose of the week is to bring the Round Square IDEALS to life through a range of real and genuine experiences that are not encountered through the regular curricular and co-curricular programs.