Are you

  • Serious about a career in building and construction?
  • 16 years old or above?
  • Ready and able to commit to training and work, every week day, for a four-year apprenticeship?

Register here now

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To be advised – please register your interest here and we will contact you.


Monday to Friday

9:00am to 4:30pm


The Gordon, East Geelong Campus

Boundary Road, East Geelong, G-Building

Information / enrolment sessions (all participants MUST attend one information session)

To be advised – please register your interest here and we will contact you.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about information sessions and registration.


Skills and Jobs Centre, Westfield Geelong, Level 1 Shop 2255 (near Big W)

Bring as much of the following as you can

  • Identification:
    • Photo identification (passport, driver’s licence, proof of age card)
    • Birth certificate
    • Medicare card
    • Residency / Visa papers
  • Concession card (your own or your parent / guardians’ card)
  • Unique Student Identifier number (USI)
  • Resume (if you have one)

There are five main stages of the RISE program:

  1. PEOPLE – Referral pathway for participants who may not otherwise have access or capacity to training and employment, through referrals, information sessions and enrolment support.
  2. SKILLS – Accredited Certificate II and informal soft skills training, induction to industry and preparation for work.
  3. JOBS – Employment support for apprentices and employers, through supported recruitment and induction, ongoing training and mentoring until secure employment is established.
  4. CONNECT – Centralised coordination for all collaborating partners, participants and industry, provided by the RISE Coordinator.
  5. MENTOR – Mentoring and support is provided by industry experts throughout the program, from your first enquiry to established employment.

RISE includes

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways – try different trades, learn basic skills
  • Industry Skills – workshops, work experience, work site tour, industry speakers
  • Recruitment to apprenticeships – connect the right employer with the right employee
  • Mentoring and support – for participants and employers
  • Construction Induction Card – WorkSafe licence (White Card)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Hi-vis clothing and safety boots