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Information for Parents

We understand how difficult it can be for you as a parent to help your child choose the right career path. It's a major investment in their future and you want to make sure they are heading in the right direction.

The cost of tertiary education can be quite high. Recent reports show that only 54% of school leavers in Queensland are taking up tertiary education through universities and more and more students are opting for vocational training as a positive step into a bright future.

Doing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship gives students and school-leavers a chance to earn while they learn and put them into a real job environment where they learn valuable life skills while learning their trade.

Guiding them to make that right career choice can be about giving them accurate information to investigate the scope and benefits of doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and allowing them to make an informed decision. 

As a Group Training Organisation (GTO) we have been employing apprentices and trainees for over 25 years and have successfully completed more than 3,500 tradies and trainees since we kicked off our business in 1988. We are a non-profit organisation and specialise in providing career opportunities for school leavers throughout south-west Queensland.

Our dedicated team at Golden West Apprenticeships are experienced and passionate about helping young job seekers reach their goals by providing opportunities through apprenticeship and traineeship training. We take full employer responsibility for all new apprentices and trainees and place them with Host Employer businesses where they undergo their on-the-job training. We also arrange and manage all vocational training at external trade colleges.

Deciding which career is right is an important and sometimes difficult decision, so partnering with Golden West Apprenticeships will make this step easier. Making the right career choice is vital.

Whether your child chooses an Apprenticeship or a Traineeship, their training can take place while they are still at school or after they leave school. We can help your child develop skills and experience – and a recognised qualification - to give them the competitive edge for a bright and prosperous future.

The high standards of customer service of Golden West ensure our apprentices and trainees receive a strong foundation for their future career success by developing confidence, work skills and life experiences. 

Throughout the duration of your child’s training they will receive professional ongoing support, mentoring and pastoral care.  Our range of services includes:

  • Interview preparation and recruitment.
  • Job matching and job placement.
  • An assigned dedicated Training & Employment Coordinator to provide support and guidance.
  • Payment of wages, benefits, superannuation etc.
  • WH&S Induction.
  • Workplace support and training guidance.
  • Management of administration and assistance with paperwork.
  • Relocation to another Host Employer if required.
Contact one of our Training & Employment Coordinators today and arrange an interview, call 1300 650 775.
You can view our current vacancies here.

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