How to Write a Resume

Having a well written and presentable resume is a crucial part of the employment process. Employers will often short list applicants based on their resumes alone so therefore it is important to make your resume stand out. Resumes should not be longer than two pages so keep your resume concise and only include details that […]

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How to write a killer cover letter

A cover letter is similar to a brief introduction and should be submitted when applying for a job along with your resume.  It’s important that you take the time and effort to write a cover letter for each position you are applying for – it shows that you are genuinely interested in the job.  When […]

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2021 Apprenticeship Intake

Recruiting for local apprentices across Southern and Western Queensland is set to kick off this month, with a number of apprenticeship opportunities up for grabs. Golden West Apprenticeships will soon start recruitment for the next intake of locals for its 2021 Apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are on offer for Carpentry, Engineering, Electrical, Business Administration, Hospitality, Health […]

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Apprenticeships through a group training organisation provides opportunities for success

An apprenticeship through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) like Golden West Apprenticeships provides a fantastic opportunity to both jobseekers and employers, as the group training model is designed to help you to achieve success. A recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has demonstrated that completion rates for apprentices employed with Group Training Organisations, […]

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Defence Trade Program – Help a Hero

Transitioning out of the Forces? East Coast Apprenticeships has developed and conducts the Defence Trade Program (DTP) offering support to veterans and their families seeking a trade career. For some veterans, alternate career paths may be offered for consideration outside of trades. DTP advises on vocational training and is linked to a large network of […]

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Ashley for the win

Third year carpentry apprentice, Ashley Walker was awarded the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award on Friday night, at the Queensland Master Builders’ Housing and Construction Awards.  This recognition of achievement comes from the Downs and Western branch of the Queensland Master Builders Association. As a child, Ashley would help her mother with renovation and […]

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Boilermaking apprentice wins 3rd place in world skills completion

Chais competed in the Worldskills Competition at the end of May and against stiff completion and a very difficult metal fabrication exercise, finished in third place. The competition required the fabrication of a small oil wagon with tank and folded chassis. This exercise had to be completed without the use of grinder or files and […]

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Golden West Apprenticeships celebrating 30 years in business

On 21st September 2018, Golden West Apprenticeships is celebrating 30 years in business.  Established in Roma in 1988, Golden West is one of the largest not for profit Group Training Organisations operating in Queensland.  “We are very proud to be celebrating this milestone” said Camille Johnson, CEO of Golden West Apprenticeships.  “Over the past three decades, […]

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Local Trainee shines at Queensland training awards

Our region’s talented apprentices and trainees were on show at the Darling Downs and South West region’s Queensland Training Award last Friday night.  Local trainee, Tayla Dennis had an extremely successful night taking out two awards, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year and Equity VET Student of the Year award categories. […]

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