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School to Work Transition Network

Intended Project Outcome and Impact

  • The establishment of a partnership between schools and industry, including local employers.
  • The creation of work placement opportunities for school students and job seekers.
  • Greater awareness or career opportunities in Engineering in Western Sydney.
  • The establishment of a strong community partnerships that will continue following the cessation of the program.
  • Linking employers with government services and funding opportunities.
  • Ongoing identification of training systems solutions.
  • An increase in apprenticeship and traineeship commencements and completions.

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Find out more about GTO’s, Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre, and check out some useful links for apprentices below.

An Australian Apprenticeship, commonly known as an apprenticeship or traineeship, is a learning pathway that combines paid on-the-job training and formal study with a Registered Training Organisation. It’s a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage working in under an employment, rather than have to choose one over the other!

As an apprentices or trainee you will finish your higher-learning journey equipped with practical skills AND a formal education. This powerful combination of theoretical and hands-on experience is prized by employers across many industries and professions. Did you know the Australian Government may even provide you with funding and other benefits to assist with the costs incurred whilst you are undertaking your training?

There are more than 500 occupations that offer apprenticeship and traineeship pathways, ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels, including traditional trades and a number of emerging occupations in most other sectors of business and industry.

See Other Frequently Asked Questions.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your HSC.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW. They allow students to commence an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship while at school.

A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship combines paid work, training and school; and as well as an industry recognised national qualification you will gain credit towards the HSC.

Some apprenticeships and traineeships can contribute towards the ATAR.

Group Training is an employment and training arrangement whereby an organisation employs apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and places them with host employers. A Group Training Organisation (GTO) undertakes the employer responsibilities for the quality and continuity of the apprentices’ and trainees’ employment and training. The GTO also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the training contract.Apprentices and trainees employed by GTOs may spend their entire apprenticeship or traineeship with one host employer who can offer them a well-rounded training experience. Alternatively, they may be rotated around a number of host employers who can each offer a specialised area of training.

Employers who may not otherwise have been able to employ an apprentice or trainee have an opportunity to participate in the training system by hosting an apprentice or trainee for a nominated period of time.

GTOs are collectively the largest employer of apprentices and trainees in Australia. They provide a service that is well-recognised and understood within the community, and the group training name is associated with quality services. Corporations that are recognised as GTOs will have met both state and national requirements.

Established in 1961, Australian Industry Group Training Services (AiGTS) is a Quality Approved Group Training Company that is industry focused with a fifty plus year history in providing quality training to the industry.AiGTS or Ai Group’s Apprentice and Trainee Centre has employed and trained more than 15,000 apprentices and trainees. We work nationally across a broad range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, infrastructure, automotive, transport & logistics, telecommunications, building & construction and business administration.

With over 200 Host Organisations and 700 apprentices nationally, AiGTS GTO is an efficient alternative in the recruitment and management of today’s apprentices and trainees.

AiGTS GTO combines the highest workplace health and safety standards, the latest recruitment techniques, flexibility and a team of Employment and Training Consultants. These consultants are well versed in all elements of today’s apprenticeship system and the red tape that can accompany it.

AiGTS GTO actively promotes achievements and the recognition of excellence.  AiGTS GTO apprentices have successfully participated in WorldSkills, Group Training Awards, State Training Awards, Industry Awards, Community Awards and TAFE Awards.

Our involvement in Government bodies and Industry Training Boards ensures we are at the forefront of skills focused decision making and policy development.  Our geographic spread provides the necessary infrastructure and expertise to coordinate a comprehensive and cohesive service across Australia.

For all information please get in contact with:

Leanne Suffolk – Industry School Partnership Officer
Mobile: 0429 065 171
leanne.suffolk@aigroup.com.au

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South Australia

ADELAIDE STATE OFFICE

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GARY SIMPSON

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Queensland

BRISBANE STATE OFFICE

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PAUL EAMES

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Albury / Wodonga

ALBURY OFFICE

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Kylie Clynes – Administration Officer
Tel: 02 6041 0600
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CHANON RAMOS

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WHS Management Team

ALAN ROYDHOUSE

State Manager – Western Regions (SA / WA / NT) & WHS Manager
Alan.Roydhouse@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0418 854 039 / Tel: 08 8394 0033

REN TRINCHERA

Senior Safety Adviser
Ren.Trinchera@aigroup.com.au
Mob: 0449 676 752 / Tel: 03 9867 0222

GINA STEWART

WHS Adminstration Officer
Gina.Stewart@aigroup.com.au
Tel: 03 5440 3900

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