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.


Lindsay Weber


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.

Golden West has helped us find 3 x apprentices which we are extremely happy with. Working with Golden West has been great for our business. Golden West look after everything. We are very happy with the service & communication we receive.

Steve Shapland (General Manager – AJ Total Truck Gear)

Steve Shapland (General Manager – AJ Total Truck Gear)

Just wanted to send a quick thank you all for your help, support and guidance throughout my traineeship with Golden West. I have really enjoyed my time working with you guys and gained so much confidence and knowledge over the past 12 months. Although I am sad to leave Golden West, I am looking forward to my opportunity at TAFE and seeing where it takes me.

Kamika Maynard – Business Administration Trainee

Kamika Maynard – Business Administration Trainee

I have been working with Golden West Apprenticeships for 18 months and have found the service professional and helpful to my business. I could not be more happier with the lad that was chosen for my business.

Robert Laney (Owner – Laney’s Steel Pty Ltd)

Robert Laney (Owner – Laney’s Steel Pty Ltd)

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