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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Nov 2006


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Community newspapers; Northern Territory; Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.); Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.); Australia, Central

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 60 no. 54

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 19 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 28 -N O V -2 00 6 PA G E : 19 C O L O R : C M Y K LOOKING FOR CAREER OPTIONS? CONSIDER AN AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIP Combine training with paid employment Complete a Nationally Recognised Qualifi cation Over 500 Certifi cates to choose from Great way to start a career Government Incentives may be available Contact Australian Apprenticeships NT for a free information pack. 19 HARTLEY STREET ALICE SPRINGS Ph 8953 3311 LOCAL CALL IN NT 1300 137 130 www.australia.gov.au/australianapprenticeships 17 22 02 /0 7 If youre not sure that University is for you, try thinking of other ways to get qualifi cations while you work! Group Training Northern Territory is in regular contact with businesses and industry to identify Apprenticeship opportunities for people just like you! Group Training Northern Territory is the largest employer of apprentices in the Northern Territory and we manage the Apprenticeship process from beginning to end. You will gain a Nationally Accredited Certifi cate at the end of your Training so come in and see what we have to offer. Bring in your resume today and speak to one of our friendly staff about what opportunities we may have for you. Register with Group Training today! We currently employ people in a wide variety of fi elds and industries such as: - Jackeroo and Jillaroos - Zoo keeping - Diesel Fitters - Mechanical, Light and Heavy - Chefs & Hospitality We also employ people in Business and Retail Operations in a vast variety of workplaces. Drop in and speak to us at 19 Hartley Street or call on 89532622 about the opportunities we have today! 42 22 02 /0 7 Ph: 8951 5914 www.nt.gov.au SCHOOL LEAVERS Centralian AdvocateAdvertising Feature Consider pathways LEAVING school and thinking about your career options? There are many pathways to consider. One option is further study, but in what vocation? Another option is going straight into a job. Now it is possible to do both. Apprenticeships or traineeships combine paid employment with structured training to give school leavers a nationally-recognised qualification. Both apprenticeships and traineeships are now referred to as Australian Apprenticeships. An Australian Ap prenticeship is a training contract between an employer, an employee and a registered training organisation where the employer provides vocational education and training in conjunction with the RTO and the apprentice learns the occupation or trade. Manager of Australian Apprenticeships NT, Steve Versteegh, said: Australian Apprenticeshipsareanexcellent first choice career option for school leavers these days. There is somuch choice with the range of certificates available. There are more than 500 certificates inawide range of industries in cluding traditional trades such as construction, plumbing, electro-technology and hairdressing. Newqualifications include sport and recreation, graphic arts, tourism, rural production and community services. People wanting an Australian Apprenticeship should first decide which industry they want to enter, then find an employer to train and employ them. For more details contact a schools careers advisor or Australian Apprenticeships NT direct on 1300 130 137. Popular option for workers AN option more em ployers and people looking for work are turning to is Group Training NT. Want a career? Aust ralian Apprenticeships give an ideal start with a structured training program that lets the apprentice earn while they learn. Most Australian Ap prenticeships offer a combination of structured off-the-job training with on-the-job work. They are flexible to allow Year 11 and 12 secondary school students to undertake them on a part-time basis. What better way to find out if the person is suited to thatparticular industry? Employers looking for new staff should consider engaging an Australian Apprentice through GTNT. They will source the person for the employer, take care of all paperwork, employ the person and then lease them out on an allinclusive hourly or weekly basis. No more hassles with superannuation, taxationand insurance it is all taken care of. GTNT has vacancies in all types of apprenticeships and traineeships. For those about to leave school, now is the ideal time to visit GTNT to see if it has a position that may suit. The mistake that a lot of school leavers make is to wait until after the school holidays to look for an apprenticeship. The best time to look is now and the best place to go is GTNT. A large number of their positions do not actually start untilmidJanuary, but they will be selecting people in the coming weeks. So apply now, and if successful, in most cases there is still a break before starting work. For details about Australian Apprenticeships or how Group Training can help, contact Emaly Josif on 8953 2622 or email: emaly.josif@gtnt.com.au Alternatively call into Group Training at 19 Hartley Street, next to the Firkin and Hound. CDUs short courses are a great option for recent school leavers. Career courses THERE is help for people who have just left school to get where they want to be. Charles Darwin University Alice Springs campus administrator Di Underwood said students should examine the wide range of courses on offer locally. She said: Across virtually all industry sectors, we have something at all levels. CDU offers more than 50 Higher Education courses to Central Australian residents, from bachelor to doctorate level and an even wider range of vocational courses. Students no longer have to leave the Territory to gain qualifications. Flexible options allow students to study on campus, externally, fulltime or part-time. The university has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Engineering (first year) at Alice Springs Campus for the first time as well as nursing, education, information technology, Australian Indigenous knowledge, law, business, and tourism management studies. Vocational training is ideal for students not wanting to move into Higher Education. Ms Underwood said: Regardless of what industry group people want to move into, we have courses to support them. Vocational and Technical Education, work-ready programs, research and higher education are available. Students wanting to study while working can enrol in weekend workshops and day classes. Anyone unsure about their career options is welcome to visit the Info Shop at the Alice Springs Campus. For more information visit www.changeyourworld.com.au or call 1800 654 967.