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Vocational Education and Training

Study a low-cost or free course with JobTrainer

JobTrainer is a new initiative from the government to help young people upskill and find work easier. Under the program, if you’re aged 17-24, you could be eligible for low-cost or fee-free training for in-demand courses. You can choose from a range of accredited diplomas, certificates and short courses in areas like health, aged and …

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Australian Border Force Officer Recruit Training Program

The Australian Border Force (ABF) undertakes varied and challenging work. They are looking to attract people for our Border Force Officer Recruit Training (BFORT) program with a wide range of skills, capabilities and experience. You are encouraged to apply if you want to: play a critical role in protecting Australia’s border are willing to commit …

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APS HR School Leaver Program

The Australian Public Service (APS) Human Resource (HR) School Leaver program is an opportunity for 2020 and 2021 Year 12 graduates to enter a HR career in the APS workforce in one of the participating agencies. The School Leaver program includes: a 12-month ongoing role in one of the participating APS agencies structured on-the-job and …

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Proud to be a Chef Program

The Proud to be a Chef program recognises, develops and supports apprentice chefs to become the culinary leaders of tomorrow. Proud to be a Chef is a diverse and fast-paced mentoring programme led by 3 inspirational Australian mentors. 32 finalists from across Australia will participate in an all expenses paid 4 day culinary journey in …

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Aviation Australia FAME Program

Do you want to work at the forefront of industries of the future where you can literally see your work take off? Then aircraft maintenance engineering may be the perfect career for you! Aviation Australia is excited to announce the launch of their FAME (Female Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) program. FAME is an aviation industry-first initiative …

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Free TAFE in QLD

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Queensland Government offers free TAFE courses for people under the age of 25 in high priority areas. To be eligible for free TAFE, you need to be under 25 years of age, not be in school, be an Australian citizen or …

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Uni lingo – what does it all mean?

If you’re reading up on your dream university course, there’s a chance you’ve come across some new and unfamiliar terms. Like what’s a TAC? What does EAS stand for? Am I supposed to know what a CSP is? We’re here to demystify some common terms you might see around when applying for uni, so you’re …

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SKILL UP for your future with TasTAFE

There’s never been a better time to gain the skills you need for your future. SKILL UP courses enable you quickly upskill, reskill or gain new skills, ready to enter into employment or change careers as Tasmania continues to recover from COVID-19. Courses are fee-free and depending on the course you choose, take a few …

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Need help finding a course that's right for you?

Need help finding a course that’s right for you?

Unless you are a decision making ninja – which is rare – then the chances are that when it comes to deciding on one of the thousands of courses to do, that’s right for you, it’s enough to make your brain explode. We’ve got some good news. Have you heard of Course Seeker?  It’s a …

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NSW Winter Skills Program

After last year’s lockdown, 2021 will be a massive ski season. The NSW Government is helping operators by offering fee-free courses under NSW JobTrainer. Get training in specialised fields so you can work on the snow slopes this winter. Take courses in areas such as hospitality, tourism, health, construction and administration that you can use …

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QSFT High School Screen & Media Program

Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) are giving Senior High School students the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification that provides the fundamental skills necessary to work in media and film production. This program brings out your creative abilities that are needed for the new digital media platforms, along with the essential knowledge …

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Study Health at School

Mater Education is proud to offer a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program for senior students who are interested in the health industry. Students will have the opportunity to study on-site in a real hospital environment and gain first-hand experience in an acute hospital setting, working alongside qualified healthcare professionals. The program is …

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TAFE WA’s New Defence Industry Pathways Program

Gain hands-on industry experience and build your future in WA’s booming defence industry with the Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways program. This taster program will give you the chance to try your hand at several different aspects of the defence industry, such as logistics, procurement, cyber security and technical engineering. The on-the-job experience will …

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Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Fast Track Program

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia has launched the Fast Track program to create a pathway for talented horse people to enter our industry. If you are passionate about horses this is an incredible opportunity: you will be employed and mentored on a respected stud farm; gain a formal qualification, plus have the opportunity to learn from leaders …

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Don’t miss out on January study within Australia’s largest spa network

Discover hands-on learning taught by industry-leading trainers at endota Wellness College. Join our connected and supportive community with study that suits your lifestyle, choose from full-time, part-time and distance education. Embark on your new journey in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage or Salon Management with endota Wellness College in January 2021. Now Enrolling: Diploma of Beauty …

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Looking for an Office Job? Consider Patrick’s College Australia

Since 1923, Patrick’s College Australia has been training young women and men to be Sydney’s most sought-after Personal Assistants (PAs), Executive Assistants (EAs), Legal Secretaries, Administrative Assistants and Office Managers. You can enrol now in the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration – limited scholarship places available. There are also accommodation options available for Interstate or …

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Now Enrolling for January 2021 Study

Discover where the beauty and wellness industry can take you with full-time, part-time or distance study in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage or Salon Management. Join our connected community at our VIC, NSW & QLD Campuses, learn from industry-leading trainers, and study others that share your passion for skin, health and wellness. Now Enrolling: SHB50115 Diploma …

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Limited Places Available at Patrick’s College Australia

For students aspiring to be PAs, EAs, Legal Secretaries and Office Staff, Patrick’s College Australia’s 40-week Diploma Course could be your gateway to Sydney’s corporate world and paid employment. There are limited places available for classes starting in February 2021. Contact Jacob Munday directly on 0450 291 797 or at jacobm@pca.edu.au. Find out more about …

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Summer Skills Program

Summer Skills is an initiative of NSW JobTrainer. It offers 2020 Year 12 school leavers the opportunity to upskill, prepare and get ahead through fee-free training courses in construction, coding, business, horticulture, social media, mental health and more. This fee-free training offers multiple benefits for school leavers such as: allowing them to gain skills that …

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TAFE NSW Fee-Free JobTrainer Courses

JobTrainer is a new initiative from the federal Government that will provide fee-free courses to school leavers and other people looking for work. There are courses available in a huge amount of areas, including trades, business, art & design, health, STEM, and more. To be eligible for a fully subsidised place you must meet Smart …

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NTCA Industry Development Pre-Employment Program

The NTCA Industry Development Pre-Employment Program is a program aimed at young people in the Northern Territory who are looking to upskill for work in the pastoral and cattle industry. Although COVID-19 has had a big impact on the job market in Australia, jobs in agriculture are still in high demand. This program is an …

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Study at Patrick’s College Australia

Find out more about Patrick’s College Australia (PCA), where you can study Business Administration, Social Media Marketing or Individual Support. Originally founded in 1923, the College helped young women gain skills for professional employment. Today, they provide VET courses for anyone looking for a career as a Personal Assistant (PA), Executive Assistant (EA), Legal Secretary, …

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide 2020

We’ve just released the 2020 Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide. Packed full of all the information you need to choose a path and find a position, it’s the easiest way to get your head around your options for the future. Whether you’re in your final year of school, or if you still have a few years …

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Insights from the Beauty Industry

Insights from the Beauty Industry

The Beauty Industry is an exciting, rapidly growing space which could offer a range of roles that’ll keep you on your feet and allow you to help people feel amazing. You’ll see people at their best, and become a trusted advisor to your clients. Beauty is a booming industry that’s already generated US$5,687m in 2020 …

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TasTAFE Agriskills Entry Program

The Agriskills Entry Program is an exciting new initiative developed in conjunction with Fruit Growers Tasmania. Consisting of short, sharp skill sets, the program enables new and existing workers to get ‘job ready skills’ required by industry. The program includes three skill sets – you can choose to do one or all three – it’s …

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5 Reasons to Apply for Scholarships

5 Reasons to Apply for Scholarships

If you’re planning on tertiary eduction next year, we’ve put together 5 reasons why you should apply for scholarships, there are lots of benefits you could enjoy.   Ease the financial burden   Of course the financial benefits of scholarships are one of the top reasons that students apply for them. They’re a great way …

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Medical Reception Job Ready Short Course Online

If you would like an entry-level job in medicine and health, becoming a Medical Receptionist could be perfect for you. Wesley Institute of Training is currently offering an online short course to prepare you to become a Medical Receptionist. Delivered fully online, the course can be started at any time from anywhere. The short course …

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TAFE SA Short Courses for School Students

Did you know that TAFE SA offers a variety of short courses that high school students can take? Doing a short course while still at school is a great opportunity to learn more about your career path, try something new, and learn valuable new skills. There are heaps of courses available, including in art and …

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Vocational Training as a career pathway

Vocational Training as a career pathway

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is gaining popularity, as learning while earning is being viewed more favourably, especially since COVID-19. SBS revealed this week that 11 of the top 12 in-demand occupations can be accessed via a VET pathway. Top 12 occupations in demand listed are: Child carers Retail sales assistants Receptionists Truck drivers Managers …

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Fee-Free and Low Cost TAFE

Did you know that there are heaps of TAFE courses you can study at no cost? Most states offer free and low cost TAFE options for young people. Check out these links for information relevant to your state: New South Wales Queensland Victoria Australian Capital Territory South Australia Western Australia

Free TAFE in WA

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Western Australian Government offers free and subsidised TAFE courses through their Lower Fees, Local Skills program. To be eligible for a free course, you need to be an Australian citizen aged between 15 and 24 years of age. Subsidised courses are …

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Low Cost TAFE in SA

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The South Australian Government offers low cost TAFE courses for eligible students. To be eligible for a subsidised course, you need to be an Australian citizen 16 years or older, and either not at school or undertaking training through the Training Guarantee …

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Free TAFE in ACT

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The ACT Government offers subsidised and free TAFE courses under their Skilled Capital program. To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you need to be an Australian citizen living in the ACT of at least 15 years of age, and not currently enrolled …

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Free Apprenticeships and Traineeships in NSW

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification? The New South Wales Government offers fee-free apprenticeships and traineeships in high priority areas. This includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. To be eligible for a fee-free apprenticeship or traineeship, all you need to do is choose a course that is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and …

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Free TAFE in VIC

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Victorian Government offers free TAFE courses in high priority areas. To be eligible for free TAFE, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen under the age of 20. If you are over 20, obtaining a qualification with a higher …

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A career in Freight and Logistics

What is Freight and Logistics?   The Freight and Logistics sector plays an essential role in Australia’s economy. Services include road, rail, sea, and air transportation. It also includes relevant support services like warehousing, storage, freight forwarding and customs brokerage. Freight and logistics apply to both domestic and international trade. The logistics industry is responsible …

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Thinking of Becoming an Electrician?

Working as an electrician involves having a good knowledge of mathematics, such as sums, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. If you need to brush up on your maths skills, NECA has provided a variety of practice aptitude tests you can take. Find them here: https://www.necatraining.com.au/maths-in-the-electrical-trade/

VIC Structured Workplace Learning Portal

Do you need to undertake Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) for your VET program or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship? The Victorian Government has a handy database that you can search to find work placements currently on offer from employers around the state. Check it out here: http://www.workplacements.education.vic.gov.au/

Deadly Start Pathways

Mater Education is proud to partner with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre and WesTEC to deliver a dedicated program for school students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, to explore pathways for a career in healthcare. This program will deliver a nationally recognised Certificate …

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Dance World Studios | 2020 Auditions open

Applications are NOW OPEN for 2020 courses at this dance school in Melbourne. You’ll need to complete an application form to secure a private audition time. Entry into full-time or part-time courses is by audition in person. Selection is made on ability, physical facility and the potential for pursuing a career in musical theatre or …

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Are tradies Australia’s new rich?

“Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics were found to be Australia’s richest tradespeople, snapping $83,278 annually, closely followed by electricians who earn $82,782 and fitters, turners and machinists who make $79,170 a year.” A career in the trades could help you to start earning straight away and set you up with a future-proof career. Plus there’s always …

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Scholarships Guide | 2020

Securing a scholarship could help you meet some of the costs associated with getting a university degree or other tertiary qualification. There’s a common misconception that scholarships are only available for a few people. That might have been the case in the distant past, but not anymore. There are literally thousands of scholarships out there, …

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide

University is a really popular post high school pathway, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re not keen on the idea of University, it’s worth exploring your options available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). Apprenticeships and Traineeships both offer: Paid employment Training through TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO) A nationally recognised qualification …

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Australian Border Force Careers

If you’re interested in a career that could be different every day, is challenging and rewarding, you could consider becoming a Border Control Officer. You could be patrolling Australia’s air and seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia’s extended maritime domain. Officers also perform specialist functions relating to investigation, compliance and immigration detention …

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TAFE and VET funding options explained

If you’ve decided that TAFE or VET is the best option for you after leaving high school, but you’re confused about the fees or just worried about whether you can afford it. There are options for you to investigate.   Subsidised Training You may have come across the term “subsidised training”. This means that either …

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Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy

Applications for the 2020 Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy (IFARES) are now open. IFARES is an pathway for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people to become Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters. The six month program helps candidates to improve their skills, knowledge and fitness, and also earn a Certificate IV in Fitness with TAFE …

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VET for Secondary Students with Holmesglen

Holmesglen provide Vocational Education and Training (VET) to students still enrolled at high school, that counts towards your VCE or VCAL certificate. From furniture making and fashion courses, to engineering and IT, there are plenty of courses to tempt you – check out the entire list here. The courses are undertaken part time, over 2 …

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Thoroughbred Explorer Cadetship

Thoroughbred Industry Careers is currently taking applications for their Explorer Cadetship Program, starting in February 2020. The Explorer Cadetship Program is a 12-month stable and stud horsemanship program in the thoroughbred industry. It kicks off with a 12-week residential learning component of practical and theoretical training, followed by two paid work-experience placements at a leading …

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Standard 11 Mining Induction Course

The Standard 11 is a workplace health and safety package for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII). If you’re a process worker, electrician, plumber, fitter, engineer, architect, cleaner, kitchen hand, chef, office and admin staff, driver, labourer, or manager, and part of your job means you have to work on a Queensland coal mine site …

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St John Cadetship

Aged 16 or 17 and live in Perth Metro, you can apply to join St John’s as a cadet. The program will allow you to learn lifesaving skills for FREE, give you an accreditation for FREE, and attend many community events (again for free). You’ll get to choose whether you complete an induction course or …

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students program

South Regional TAFE WA offer a series of VET Delivered to Secondary Students programs for students in Years 11 and 12. While you’re studying for your WACE, you can learn about careers you’re interested in and develop skills specific to those industries. You could gain skills that will increase your employability, and get a nationally …

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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Have you ever thought about being an interior decorator? You can study a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration to help achieve your dream career. A career in interior decoration could entail styling, colour selection, planning and arranging spaces, and consulting with clients about their wants and needs. If you think you have a flair for …

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Laboratory Traineeships – Darwin

GTNT in partnership with Menzies School of Health Research are now recruiting for two Laboratory Trainees. This opportunity is offering a MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with full time paid employment. To be successful in this role, you will have/be: Identify as an Indigenous Australian A 2018 school leaver A strong work ethic Good …

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OP to ATAR explained

From the end of 2020 the Overall Position (OP) will be no more and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace it. QTAC have created this ATAR PowerPoint presentation for parents (PPTX 146.3MB) that explains it really thoroughly. Summary of changes: New curriculums are being introduced and new subjects are available Instead of the OP 25 point …

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Logan City Council Traineeships

We are currently recruiting for 5 school based traineeships – candidates must currently be in year 11 and undertake the school based traineeship over two years. 3 x Business 2 x Automotive Servicing Council’s Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program not only helps you gain a nationally recognised qualification, it also offers value-add opportunities such as: Learning …

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Study Year 11 and 12 E Courses at CIT

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) offer nationally recognised courses that count towards your ACT Year 12 Certificate. An E course is also designed for students wanting to: Fast track their studies Learn in a different environment Gain skills not offered at current college Develop pathways to further studies CIT have two intakes per year for …

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VET for Secondary Students

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers a variety of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs for secondary school students across the Northern Territory. Expressions of interest and interviews are held twice a year, so there’s double the chance for you to access the VET courses. If you’re interested in finding …

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How to Get an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in Northern Territory

As an apprentice or trainee, you can study to get a qualification while doing paid work. You must be at least 15 years old to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship. The type of work you want and the industry you want to work in will determine whether an apprenticeship or traineeship is better for …

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All Trades Queensland – Apprentices

As an All Trades Queensland apprentice or trainee, you will be employed by us and complete your full apprenticeship or traineeship with us. You can start from year 10 onwards.  No qualifications or experience is necessary.  All you need to do is select your trade and apply today. Read more – https://www.atq.com.au/apprentices/

Mission Australia – Transition to Work – Trainees & Apprentices

Our Transition to Work service can help you to build your skills and confidence and support you into work or education, including apprenticeships or traineeships. We’ll work together on a Job plan that helps you achieve your education or employment goals. Read more – https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/employment-skills-training/transition-to-work

Bendigo TAFE – Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine structured training and paid employment. You can begin while you’re still at school finishing Years 11 and 12 or if you haven’t that’s fine too. You don’t need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to start an apprenticeship. Read more – http://www.bendigotafe.edu.au/apprenticeships/Pages/default.aspx  

Sarina Russo – Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships deliver professional, financial, and personal rewards including being a stepping stone to becoming your own boss. A Registered Training Organisation educating over 10,000 Australian and International students each year in vocational education and English language courses.  SRI delivers industry-focused accredited and non-accredited training, mentoring and job placement services that meet the skilling needs of …

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The Tasmanian Building Group Apprentice Scheme

Tasmanian apprenticeships are opportunities for a person of any working age to train, earn an income and gain a nationally recognised qualification in a wide range of commercial fields and traditional trades. As an apprentice, you are required to commit to an apprenticeship for a normal duration of four years’ full-time employment. During your apprenticeship, …

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SkillsOne TV

Considering a trade? Check out this huge database of videos about getting a trade or skill. There’s so much to watch, and as well as videos across just about every skill and industry you’ll also find channels packed with content: [tie_list type=”thumbup”]   Future Skills (Bright Future) Group Training Australia Skill Scene Skills Bites Women …

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Job Spotlight Pilot / Aviator

The sky’s the limit “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” – Michael Altshuler What do they do? Pilots operate and control the flight of different types of aircraft. If you enjoy flying, you’re great at maths and you’re a really hands on person who gets technology, then being …

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Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College – Information Sessions

  Info sessions are held at the College City Campus every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10.00am until 11.30am   In addition, evening and Saturday information sessions are held on the following days: October 20 November 24 December 5 January 9   SPA TASTER DAYS: Diploma of Beauty Therapy applicants only – RSVP essential …

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