Illawarra Yes Pre-Employment Program for Defence Force Industry Jobs

Pre-Employment Program for Defence Force Industries with Illawarra Yes

IllawarraYES and ARC Training will deliver a practical and experience-based program that will provide participants with the opportunity to apply for jobs in the Defence industry after 5 short weeks of study and 1 week of work experience at a local Defence business.

Get fee-free training funded by the NSW Government and practical experience with Shoalhaven -based defence companies. The Defence Industry supports the Department of Defence with goods and services, and the Shoalhaven region is a hub for these companies. There are employment opportunities in a number of different workforces including manufacturing, engineering, electronics, welding, assembly of deployable infrastructure and aircraft maintenance.

You’ll study four subjects:

BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBTEC201 Use business software application

And should you wish to, you can continue on to complete one of our nationally accredited Business qualifications online via digital classroom. See more of these qualification options here.

Hurry – places are limited and the program is scheduled to start on the 25th of May!

Information sessions will be held on the 4th of May @10am and the 11th of May @10am at the Quest Nowra.

If this is something you’d like to do, contact Daniel Bennett from Illawarra YES via email: or phone: 0408 937 070

About IllawarraYES

Since 2016, the IllawarraYES Coordinator, appointed by Business Illawarra and funded by the NSW Government has been working with local employers, youth organisations, government, and Registered Training Organisations to meet business skill shortages while providing real work opportunities for young people.

The IllawarraYES program focuses on building entry-level employment pathways for young people, comprised of vocational training, employability skills and work experience as well as on-the-job mentoring and support.

The IllawarraYES program also assists business to meet identified skill shortages.  It seeks to prepare, skill and trial young job seekers prior to employment, by coordinating government-funded training and job readiness programs including work experience, tailored to business and industry requirements.

The IllawarraYES Coordinator partners with local business and industry to achieve successful training and employment outcomes across Local Government, Construction, Hospitality, Aged Care, Call Centre and Transport sectors, supporting skills shortage and key growth areas.

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