Useful contacts – apprenticeships and traineeships

This list contains contacts and resources for anyone seeking an apprenticeship or traineeship, as well as potential employers.

Whether you're wanting to understand more about what's available or looking for local organisations to get you started, there is plenty of information here to help.

General information

For general information about apprenticeships and traineeships.

Organisation Service provided Contact
Apprenticeship Support Australia Information for apprentices and employers starting out.
1300 363 831 
Australian Apprenticeships Australian Government information about becoming an apprentice or trainee. Not available

Apprenticeship Network providers

Your first point of contact about an apprenticeship or traineeship in Greater Geelong should be one of the following Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers.

Organisation Contact
MEGT Geelong 03 5246 1111
Sarina Russo 131 559
Apprenticeship Support Australia   1300 363 831
MAS National  1300 627 628

Registered training organisations

Registered training organisations will support you to gain the qualifications you need for your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Organisation Contact
Diversitat Training 03 5246 9600
Encompass College   03 5222 3377
genU training
03 4216 5019
The Gordon
03 5225 0800
Geelong Industry Trade Centre 03 5224 9794
Oxygen College  1300 195 303
VFA  03 5223 6800
Westgate Community Initiatives Group  03 5249 5855

Pay and conditions

For information about wages and conditions for apprentices and trainees.

Organisation Service provided
PACT Online Calculator An online calculator designed to work out the expected wage for a trainee or apprentice in any given industry. 
Fair Work Ombudsman Information for employers and employees about Australian workplace laws.
Services Australia Information about government payments and services.

Choosing an apprenticeship or traineeship

A list of resources to help you decide on the right trade or job for you.

Organisation Service provided Contact
Victorian Skills Gateway Latest Victorian TAFE and training opportunities. 131 823
The Gordon Skills and Jobs Centre A free careers service for the Geelong community. 03 5225 0700
Northern Futures
Tailored education and employment opportunities for the north. 
03 5275 8124
RISE Geelong  Connecting job seekers with industry via training, recruitment, mentoring and support. 0407 545 040
Gforce – Transition To Work
Support young people aged 15–24 on their journey to employment.
03 5222 7766
Diversitat – Reconnect
Mentoring to help people from different cultural backgrounds find a new career.   03 5222 7275 
Seeker Global Working to create employment pathways for Aboriginal people. 0400 407 750

Group Training Organisations in Geelong

Group Training Organisations can act as the legal employer for an apprentice or trainee and make it easier for employers to recruit the right person.

Organisation Service provided Contact
Gforce Employment Solutions A community-based organisation operating in the Geelong region. 03 5229 9144
Victorian Group Training Support apprentices and trainees in Colac and Geelong. 1300 158 100
Westvic Staffing Solutions A community-based training organisation operating in south-west Victoria. [email protected]

Disability employment services

There are many different disability employment agencies that can help you find the right apprenticeship or traineeship.

Organisation Contacts
APM 03 5221 9671
atWork 1300 080 856  
EGF Solutions 1800 818 320  
MatchWorks  03 5229 0222
MAX Employment   1800 603 503
OCTEC Employment Service  03 5222 2569
WISE Employment   03 9322 9710

Support services that can help

Apprentices and trainees are given lots of support and help, both by their training provider and their employer. But if things aren't going quite to plan, here are some places you can go for help.

Organisation Service provided Contact
Barwon Legal Community Service Free legal information and advice. 1300 430 599
Head Space Mental health services for people under 25.   03 5222 6690
Lifeline 24-hour crisis support service.
131 114 

Page last updated: Tuesday, 8 March 2022