Indigenous Apprentice Employment Projects

GTOs have come to occupy a pivotal role in many communities through their links with enterprises, training providers and schools, as well as in Indigenous and remote communities where they play a central role in careers and training.

NAEN has managed a number of Indigenous employment projects and initiatives across the past decade, with this resulting in the network now employing roughly one-in-five Indigenous trainees and apprentices and approximately one-in-four Indigenous School-Based trainees and apprentices – with clear indications that market share of Indigenous employment is increasing. NAEN is keen for the network to make an even greater contribution addressing Indigenous disparity in employment and is planning a number of activities to grow the network’s capacity to increasingly prioritise Indigenous employment.

To become involved with these projects, please provide an expression of interest here.

Community Services Program – Aged Care, Disability and Childcare


Call for Expressions of Interest

NAEN invites expressions of interest from Group Training Organisations for the Community Services Project.

A Commonwealth of Australia program managed by the National Indigenous Australians Agency

Program Outcomes:

  • Pathways for adults into work
  • Create viable Indigenous businesses
  • Economic and social benefits for indigenous people, particularly in remote areas

Participant eligibility:

  • Identity as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Be located in NSW and QLD
  • Classified by Centrelink as disadvantaged in the labour market (i.e. classified as Centrelink registered Stream B, C or CDP)
  • Not be in receipt of other support under the JLEP or VTEC programs

GTO Requirements: 

  • On the national register of Group Training Organisations
  • Established connection with a Registered Training organisation with following the qualifications on scope:
    • CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; and CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care, Disability)
  • Job activities and training Activities must take place in either NSW or QLD

Government incentives of up to $4,000 are available for training and employment outcomes (Terms and conditions apply)


To apply, please submit your expression of interest.

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Express your interest


For more information, please contact the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) on 02 9299 6099 or


The National Apprentice Employment Network respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we and our members work, and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future