1962 – 63: a new diploma studies building erected on the St Georges Road site.
1964: Preston Technical School renamed Preston Technical College (PTC).
1964: the first 33 diploma students graduate from PTC.
1966: the PTC affiliates their Diploma School (Diploma Studies) with the Victoria Institute of Colleges, the body overseeing college higher education.
1967: The PTC Diploma School becomes the Preston Institute of Technology (PIT), which eventually becomes recognised as a College of Advanced Education (CAE). In 1973 PIT moves to a new campus in Bundoora and in 1981 it affiliates with the Coburg Teachers’ College to become the Phillip Institute of Technology. In 1992 it becomes part of RMIT.
1962: Collingwood Technical School expands its facilities with the purchase of the ‘Sparko’ building at number 17 Perry Street, a single storey building of 14,000 square feet.
1962: Golden Jubilee celebrated with a series of activities in honour of 50 years of technical education at Collingwood.
1966: The Public Works Department’s renovations to the ‘Sparko’ building are finally complete.
1969: Collingwood Technical School’s Camp Westlake is officially opened. The camp, 80km northeast of Melbourne, provides students with “knowledge of country life” and a “contrast to the factory-encrusted, smoke-shrouded” suburb of Collingwood.