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Ginninderry SPARK Program

Ginninderry's SPARK Training and Employment Initiative in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology, is delivering training programs focused on giving individual's accredited training and introducing participants to career options and the range of associated vocational pathways.

For more information, please contact Ashleigh at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or ashleigh@ginninderry.com.


Previous SPARK programs in partnership with CIT

2019 SPARK Business Administration Pre-Employment Program

(Program Commenced April 2019)

SPARK in partnership with the CIT, is offering a 10 week program focussing on skills development and work experience in the business administration sector. This program will run from CIT Tuggeranong and will provide participants with a Certificate II in Business (BSB20115), industry specific training, guaranteed work experience and potential employment pathway opportunities.

2019 Ginninderry Early Childhood Education and Care Program

(Program Commenced March 2019)

SPARK in partnership with North Belconnen Community Association Inc., YMCA Canberra and CIT, are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Participants receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) and a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113) upon successful completion. Program commenced Monday 18 March 2019, this 7 month program will run 4 days per week (Mon-Thurs, 30 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work experience.


2018 Hospitality Pre-Employment Program

(Completed November 2018)

This program delivered an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the hospitality sector.  Over the course of the program students learnt about safe work practices, food hygiene, workplace communication, service of food and beverages, social and cultural sensitivity, espresso preparation, bar operation, and processing financial transactions.

Following completion, participants were awarded a Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616), Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate, and provided real employment pathways within the hospitality sector.

2018 Conservation Land Management & Horticulture Introduction Program

(Completed September 2018)

This new training program focused on giving individuals accredited 'on the job' training within the Horticulture and Conservation Land Management sector in a unique classroom; the beautiful landscape of Ginninderry. The program introduced participants to career options and the range of associated vocational pathways, and combined practical hands on learning, theory and potential industry work experience placements.  This partnership gave us an opportunity to work together to provide a unique, rich learning experience for participants with 17 graduating in September 2018.

2018 West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program

(Completed June 2018)

This program delivered an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development and potential employment within the business administration sector. Theory, practical hands-on learning and industry work experience combined to provide successful participants with a Certificate II in Business (BSB20115), as well as an exciting range of potential job opportunities and unpaid work experience placements.

2018 Belconnen Community Service Early Childhood Education and Care Program

(Completed September 2018)

This program delivered a new and innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. The program was a combination of theory, and practical hands on learning and industry work experience. On completion of the six-month course graduates received their qualifications in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113), along with a Senior First Aid Certificate.