Charlton College is a dual campus facility in the rural town of Charlton, 255 km north-west of Melbourne and 110 km west of Bendigo. The College is a P-12 school and the site of the recently completed North Central TTC. The College has a professional team of staff with a mix of experienced and young teachers. All rooms are well-equipped with technology facilities to a very a high standard. Our students have high expectations of the school and over the years students have achieved excellent results in both  Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, (VCAL).

SWPBS stands for ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour Scheme’ It is a whole school approach designed to promote and maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for all students and staff. It focuses on everyone and all settings within the school and promotes a positive focus on academic and behavioural outcomes across the school. It clearly defines our core expected behaviours, which are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience




What is SWPBS?

Essential elements of SWPBS include: (1) building a culture within the whole school that will serve as a foundation for both social and academic success, (2) emphasising early identification and prevention of problem behaviour, (3) directly teaching appropriate social skills to all students, and modifying or rearranging the school context when necessary to prevent problem behaviour, (4) using a three-tiered continuum of behaviour support practices in order to prevent problem behaviour, and (5) actively using data for decision-making. Charlton College in 2019 commenced the journey to implement SWPBS and in 2020 the College is implementing the program.


Why do we explicitly teach our Expected Behaviours?

Introducing, modelling and reinforcing positive social behaviour is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Explicitly teaching our behavioural expectations and acknowledging students for demonstrating them is key to our success.

  • They are necessary skills for success in life.
  • Many students arrive at school without these important skills.
  • They are the basis for a positive and safe climate.
  • Doing so increases opportunities to teach other skills.


When do we teach our Expected Behaviours?

  • At the beginning of school year.
  • Often enough to achieve and maintain fluency.
  • Before times when problem behaviours tend to increase.
  • Ongoing throughout the year (refresher lessons).
  • At teachable moments.


How do we teach Social Behaviours?

Tell – Introduce the expected behaviours and discuss why it is important.
Show – Demonstrate and model.
Practice – Role play expected behaviours in the relevant contexts.
Monitor – Pre-correct, supervise and provide positive feedback.
Reteach – Practice throughout the day.


Where do we teach our Expected Behaviours?

  • In every classroom throughout the school.
  • Everywhere in the school.
  • It is embedded in other school activities.



Charlton College works closely with the North Central LLEN in strong partnerships including the following programs:

- MIPS – Managing Individual Pathways.

- Structured Workplace Learning



North Central Local Learning & Employment Network 

North Central LLEN

Following 15 months of construction Mr Andrew Broad MP, Member for Mallee officially opened the NCTTC at the Charlton College Campus on Thursday 11th September 2014. This heralds a new and exciting era of education for Charlton and Network communities. The opening was followed by a tour of the facilities and a light luncheon. Classes at NCTTC commenced on Monday 4th October 2014.
A successful NCTTC application was announced in December 2011. The NCTTC includes the construction of a commercial kitchen, hairdressing facility, allied health facility, agriculture facility, automotive workshop, construction workshop and engineering workshop, the refurbishment of six existing facilities and also the provision of equipment across seven sites within the cluster. It will deliver Certificate I, II and III qualifications in aged care, agriculture, allied health, automotive, construction, engineering, hairdressing and hospitality to address skills shortages in these areas.

The facility is located at Charlton College in Davies Street Charlton and replaces the current North Central Cluster facility.


The facility is a significant boost for education in our local communities whereby it guarantees rural students having access to modern facilities and equipment to undertake courses in areas of local skills shortages.



To view images of the construction and design click here

To view images of the NCTTC opening click here


VCAL Survey

Box Hill Institute, Automotive

AST Enrolment


street view ncttc


ncttc principals


opening crowd



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