Evening classes began in 1901 and by 1904 the school had an enrolment of 384 students.
Classes were held in the old Perth Boys’ School and a number of galvanised iron structures on St George’s Terrace. Over the next five years, PTS would become overcrowded from the increasing amount of students. In 1910, there were structural renovations that the Technical School required. In 12 years since its launch, the school had grown from 69 students to 1,200 students.
Among the subjects offered were Pure Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. These courses were taught by of the University of Adelaide. In 1914, the University of Western Australia took on this role, and then the courses were discontinued in Perth Technical School. A strong affiliation remained between Perth Technical School and UWA over the following years when the institutions continued to share equipment and staff.
In 2008 a new building for Printing, Jewellery and Design was established at 133 Newcastle Street.
In 2011 a new $62 million building at 30 Aberdeen Street was opened. The dynamically designed training facility completes Central’s redevelopment of its city campus and links all of its buildings. The building houses training portfolios for the key skill areas of engineering, architecture design and building and programs for the lifestyle industries including high tech massage and beauty therapy treatment rooms. Central’s long-term Subiaco finally closed its doors in 2011, ending a long tradition of engineering training delivery at this site. Central now occupies five campuses in the heart of the Perth Metropolitan area: Northbridge, East Perth. Nedlands, Mt Lawley and Leederville, including the newly refurbished, 25 Aberdeen Street
The building at 25 Aberdeen Street is currently being refurbished and impressive work to renew and revitalise the Oxford Street frontage of the Leederville campus has just been completed.Officially opened in 2015, Central's newest campus has been designed to be the very embodiment of sustainable technology. The Green Skills Centre meets a six star Green Rating for design by the Green Building Council of Australia and is completely self-sufficient in energy and water usage. The Centre is a multi-purpose learning space that will be used to train students, schools, industry and the wider public in sustainable practices that are an essential feature now in most industries.
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