About Golden West Apprenticeships

Golden West Apprenticeships understands that for our communities to thrive and grow, skills need to be developed and sourced locally.  As a community based, not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to developing these skills through apprenticeships and traineeships.

Golden West Apprenticeships employs apprentices and trainees across all trade industries across the Darling Downs, South and Central West regions of Queensland.  In partnership with our host employers, we are committed to connecting local apprentices and trainees with quality and meaningful employment.  We provide a dedicated and personal service to support the apprenticeship and traineeship process from commencement to completion. 

Over the past 30 years, Golden West has supported over 7,500 jobseekers into employment and completed over 3,500 Australian Apprentices.  During this time, we have built an extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.  We are your local experts in apprenticeships and traineeships.  

Improving regional employment outcomes is a key priority for Golden West Apprenticeships.  Our team is dedicated to meeting the vocational education and trainee needs of regional and rural Queensland.  We are helping to change lives, create careers and build sustainable communities.

Leadership

Lindsay Weber

Chairman

Lindsay is the managing director of Homestyle Bakeries in Toowoomba. Lindsay has been an active board member of Golden West Apprenticeships for many years, and has been Chairman since 2005.

Lindsay brings a strong business acumen and wealth of knowledge to the Golden West Apprenticeships Board. His passion for vocational training and education allows him to provide valuable contributions to Golden West Apprenticeships.

Camille Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Camille has a long association with Golden West Apprenticeships and group training in rural and regional Queensland.  Camille holds over 19 years’ experience within the vocational education and training sector, and over 10 years of board experience within the not for profit sector, and commenced as CEO of Golden West Apprenticeships in 2016.

Concordia Lutheran College proactively chose Golden West Apprenticeships for the second time to support the selection and appointment of a Trainee. The Golden West team, and in particular Amanda, is committed to thoroughly understanding your business needs to support the selection of the right candidate and we are once again, absolutely thrilled with our new team member.

Melanie Foreman (Human Resources Officer – Concordia Lutheran College)

Melanie Foreman (Human Resources Officer – Concordia Lutheran College)

I have used Lisa and Amanda from Golden West to fill the issues I had with finding staff especially with Jobkeeper. They are very professional and go out of there way to ensure all my requirements and issues are dealt with. I would recommend them to any employer to find and manage staff. Lisa now handles my trainees and she goes above and beyond to ensure everything is done. I am very happy with her service.

Jamie Wicks (Owner – Wicksys Wash and Wax)

Jamie Wicks (Owner – Wicksys Wash and Wax)

We have been training apprentices through Golden West for approx. 7 years now and have found Nikki and the team very efficient and good to deal with. Their dedication to looking after the apprentices admin and technical training has made it much easier for us to concentrate on the practical aspect of their apprenticeship.

James Brownlie (Owner – Brownlie Builders)

James Brownlie (Owner – Brownlie Builders)

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