August Update - What's happening in the community...

Posted: 26th Aug

Moonee Valley Internships Program Final Intake 2015

We are now opening up our last round for the year 2015 giving young people the opportunity to gain valuable experiences in the community sector.

Unemployed young people between the ages of 16-24 years are highly encouraged to apply. 

This internship is designed for marginalised young people who are interested in Community Development, Social Work or Business Administration.

Young people must be currently unemployed. They will need to commit to 1-2 days per week for a period of approx. 8-10 weeks (negotiable).

Throughout the internship we’ll support the successful candidates intensively with pathway planning, equipping them for future roles and the competitive job market, supporting them with the transition to education or training and with finding a job.

We will pay a total of $200 (approx. $20 per week) to cover costs related to this role (volunteer allowance to help with travel, lunch etc.). 

CLOSING DATE: September 9 2015

This is a rolling intake so if you miss this date you can always apply for the next  time around :)

Applicants must include a Cover Letter and their Resume (see sample Cover Letter attached). Please, email application to OR 

You can also contact us on 9376 7251 to discuss the position further.


5 Day Bricklaying Work Ready Program

Real Skills for the Real World

Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Limited (ABBTF) runs a ‘hands on’ work ready bricklaying program. This program can provide a pathway to an Apprenticeship in Bricklaying and a rewarding career in the building industry.

You will learn basic skills in a hands on environment:

  General trowel skills & laying bricks

  Bricklaying hand tools & using rake jointers & roll joiners

  How to build brick walls, piers & use frame ties

  Correct set up & operation of a concrete mixer

  How to make Mortar batches correctly

  How to set a job up & basic labouring skills

  Plan and organise work

  OH&S work site basics & communication skills

We have employers in Melbourne and Victorian areas looking to take on an apprentice. Successful candidates will be put in touch with these employers and in some cases employers may meet with you during the program. Limited places are on offer and only genuine candidates will be chosen by ABBTF to participate.

This is a work ready program only and in no way is a substitute for a formal qualification.

Applicants can complete the attached and return to ABBTF or call Michael or Jacquie 1300664496


Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) Electrical, Automotive and Engineering Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities - Apply Now!

Below is the scheduled dates for the upcoming Deer Park Certificate II Pre Apprenticeship courses;

Certificate II Electrical - commencing 1st September 2015

Certificate II Automotive – commencing 1st September 2015

To apply for these courses the applicant can enrol directly through the AGA website

If you require any further information regarding the pre apprenticeship courses or the criteria for government funding please contact student administration on 9327 7404 / 1300 242 000 or you can contact Jo on 0408 404605

Kangan Institue Open Day

Automotive and Trades, 
Open Day

Saturday 29 August, 10am - 2pm

1 Batmans Hill Drive, Docklands.

Study areas:
Automotive, Building and Construction, Engineering and Electrical.