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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.


Upcoming SPARK Programs

Community Services Taster Program
(Program commences Monday 12 August 2019)

SPARK in partnership with CIT are delivering an accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the community services sector.

Those interested must attend an information session on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Uniting Care Kippax (Corner of Luke Street & Hardwick Crescent Holt, ACT).

The program will provide four accredited units of competency from the Statement of Attainment Induction to Disability (CHCSS00081) and one accredited unit of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (CHC33015).

Commencing Monday 12 August 2019, this 13 week program, will run four days per week (Tues-Fri, 24 hours per week) and be a combination of practical hands-on learning, theory and industry work experience placements.


Hospitality Pre-Employment Program
(Program Commences Monday 12 August 2019)

Due to the outstanding successful of last year's program, SPARK in partnership with CIT has secured funds to deliver another accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the Hospitality sector.

This program will be delivered at CIT Tuggeranong and will provide participants with:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616) upon completion
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate (ACT)
  • 32 Industry work placements shifts for those participants that meet the selection criteria
  • Potential employment pathway opportunities within the sector

This program will commence on Monday 12 August 2019 and run four days a week (Mon-Thurs), 24 hours per week for 17 weeks. The program will be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work placement. Eligibility criteria apply.

An information session will be held on Wednesday 25 July, 10:30am at Kippax Uniting Care, Holt.

To book a place or find out more information, please contact Ashleigh at SPARK on 1800 316 900 or email ashleigh@ginninderry.com.

Previous SPARK programs in partnership with CIT

2019 Conservation Land Management & Horticulture Introduction Program

(Program Commenced July 2019)

SPARK in partnership with CIT are delivering another innovative accredited training program focusing on giving individuals accredited training within the Conservation Land Management & Horticulture sector. This program will provide participants with seven accredited units of competency from the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management AHC31416 plus White Card and Asbestos Awareness. The 17 week program will be a combination of practical hands on learning, theory and potential industry work experience placements.

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.


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.

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