Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) are an Australian Government initiative based on GenerationOne‚Äôs employment model. The objective of VTEC is to support Indigenous jobseekers into a sustainable job.  The key feature of a VTEC is the guarantee of a job before job-specific training starts. VTECs are required to:

  • source guaranteed jobs
  • provide or source job specific training
  • support the job seeker into work
  • supporting the job seeker through 26 weeks of employment

Birrang has recently been awarded the Vocational Training and Employment Centre contract and delivers to the following communities and regions;

Murdi Paaki Region

Broken Hill, Central Darling, Bourke, Cobar, Brewarrina Walgett, Coonamble, Bogan and Warren

Central West Region

Gilgandra, Narromine, Western Plains (includes Dubbo and Wellington), Warrumbungle, Mid-Western Regional Council, Lithgow, Bathurst, Oberon, Cabonne, Orange, Blayney, Cowra, Hilltops Council (includes: Boorowa, Harden, Young), Weddin, Forbes and Parkes.

Riverina-Murray Region

Lachlan, Bland, Griffith, Leeton, Balranald, Hay, Murrumbidgee (includes Jerilderie), Narrandera, Coolamon, Temora, Junee, Gundagai (includes Cootamundra), Snowy Valleys (includes: Tumut & Tumbarumba), Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Edward River (includes Deniliquin and Conargo), Wakool, Murray, Berrigan, Federation (includes Corowa & Urana), Greater Hume and Albury.

The objective of a VTEC is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers (including school leavers) into sustainable employment. A VTEC aims to secure guaranteed jobs from Employers; provide pre-employment training to each Participant relevant to the job; and provide on-going support to both Employers and Participants during their Employment for 26 weeks, including provision of mentoring and training that is relevant for the Participant and the job.