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What our Host Employers say ...

"Training apprentices has enabled us to grow our turnover each year and allowed us to take on more work and larger jobs,"  ED WIPPELL, ST GEORGE

"We are really glad Karl (Menkins) is staying on as a qualified tradesman, mechanic, now that he has completed his apprenticeship,"  DEL HENNINGSEN, CHINCHILLA



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News

  • Ashley for the Win

    24.07.2017
    Third year carpentry apprentice, Ashley Walker was awarded the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award on Friday night, at the Queensland Master Builders’ Housing and Construction Awards. This recognition of achievement comes from the Downs and Western branch of the Queensland Master Builders Association.
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  • Golden West Apprentice wins Most Improved Metal Fabrication Apprentice Award

    Well done to our boilermaking apprentice, Jacob Hine for winning the TAFE Queensland South West – 2017 Most Improved Metal Fabrication Apprentice Award. For his win, Jacob received a BOC pack of equipment including a welding mask, goggles and welding gloves.
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  • Boilermaking Apprentice wins 3rd place in Worldskills Competition

    Chais Welldon, 4th Stage Boilermaking Apprentice, Great Western Manufacturing competed in the Worldskills Competition at the end of May and against stiff completion and a very difficult metal fabrication exercise, finished in third place.
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  • Winter Safety Tips

    09.06.2017
    With the seasons changing and the cooler weather settling in, the potential for accidents is increasing and we want to ensure all employees and host employers stay safe. Here are a few suggestions and tips that can be done in the workplace, at home and on the road to stay safe throughout winter.
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  • The Difference between an Apprenticeship and Traineeship

    04.04.2017
    Often the question is asked “what’s the difference between an apprenticeship and traineeship?”
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  • Defence Trade Program - Help a Hero

    30.03.2017
    Golden West Apprenticeships and other companies in the group training industry have partnered to support the Defence Trade Program which aims to help veterans regain some footing in their livelihood and employment through adult apprenticeship. Can you or your business help place a veteran or ex-service
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  • St George Senior Starts Traineeship at Kindy

    10.03.2017
    Morgan Thurlow, a year 12 student from St George State School, started her traineeship with Balonne Kindergarten as host employer last month. With a keen interest to pursue a career in Childcare, Morgan is set on completing her final year of study this year and her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education Care next year.
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  • Improving Regional Skills

    08.03.2017
    Jobseekers in the Murweh region are about to receive a boost to their employability as funding has been received for a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.
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  • Try A Trade Day

    23.02.2017
    Six girls from Dalby State High and Chinchilla State High participated in the program aimed to encourage young women to take up a career in the engineering and energy sectors by way of a school-based traineeship.
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  • Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program

    School-based Engineering Traineeships to commence in February 2017
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  • Golden West and Council plumbing apprentice dubbed best in the south west!

    Golden West Apprenticeships and Maranoa Regional Council plumbing apprentice Chelsea Hayward has recently been awarded 'Best Overall Apprentice' in the South West from TAFE Queensland.
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  • Treat yourself to an apprentice

    10.01.2017
    By treating yourself to an apprentice, you are investing the in the future of your business. Apprenticeships provide skilled workers for tomorrow and an apprentice program can be implemented into most businesses with little disruption to operations.
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  • Give a school leaver the opportunity of a lifetime

    Golden West is already receiving applications from young, motivated school leavers wanting to gain an opportunity as an apprentice or trainee.
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  • Notice to Apprentices and Trainees for the Christmas Period

    Pay for weeks endin 16/12/2016 and 23/12/2016 will be processed on 21 December 2016.
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  • Notice to Host Employers for the Christmas Period

    Pay for Apprentices and Trainees over the Christmas Period will be processed on 21 December 2016.
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  • 2016 School Leavers - what is your career choice?

    01.11.2016
    Career pathway options after Year 12 can include Vocational Training. Doing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a step towards a bright and prosperous future.
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  • Serving up a Career

    Golden West created the free two week program, which offers the opportunity for people seeking a career in the hospitality industry to get job-ready through the development of core skills, such as knife skills, safe food handling, food preparation and service skills.
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  • Jack of All Trades

    23.08.2016
    Jack Gesch is well on his way to being a Jack of All Trades, at just 20 years of age Jack has already completed a Cabinetmaking apprenticeship and has now commenced his second apprenticeship in Carpentry. “I commenced the Carpentry apprenticeship as a second trade to expand on my knowledge of the construction industry, once I complete and gain further experience in the industry, I might start my own business” said Jack.
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  • Trade Start Civil Construction Program to commence in February

    28.10.2015
    The Trade Start Civil Construction Program is scheduled to commence on Monday 8 February 2016 at the TAFE Queensland South West Toowoomba Campus. Interested persons are asked to register their interest (including lodging their resume) at www.goldenwest.org.au/job-vacancies by 29 January 2016. All applications will be reviewed with interviews conducted where appropriate.
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  • Engineering Industry Pre-Apprenticeship Program to commence in February

    28.10.2015
    The Engineering Industry Pre-Apprenticeship Program is scheduled to commence on 1 February 2016 at the TAFE Queensland South West Toowoomba Campus (Bridge Street). Interested persons are asked to register their interest (including lodging their resume) at www.goldenwest.org.au/job-vacancies by 22 January 2016. All applications will be reviewed with interviews conducted where appropriate.
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