vtec

The Vocational Training Employment Centre (VTEC) operates in conjunction with all Foundation programs, with the support and involvement of local Aboriginal communities and their leaders.

VTEC connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers to guaranteed job opportunities, while providing support to maintain continuous, meaningful employment with 26 weeks of post-placement mentoring.

young adult male jobseeker in hard hart and high vis smiling

jobseekers assisted into work by the foundation

vtec participants engaged in pre-employment activities in the last 12 months

employers engaged through our employment programs

vtec participants employed in the last 12 months

jobseekers assisted into work by the foundation

vtec participants engaged in pre-employment activities in the last 12 months

employers engaged through our vtec program

vtec participants employed in the last 12 months

JOBSEEKERS

We are looking for candidates who value continuous learning, have a strong awareness and commitment to safety and are looking to be part of a team focused culture and are interested in a rewarding and beneficial work opportunity.

As you move through the stages, you will be strongly supported by our mentors and your specific training needs will be provided by our VTEC industry training partners. To be eligible for the VTEC program you must be a registered job seeker with Services Australia and assigned a jobactive provider.

If you would like to be referred to Wirrpanda Foundation VTEC, please contact your jobactive provider to be registered, as all referrals must now be registered online via your job active provider.

For VTEC referrals, click here

EMPLOYERS

Our mission is to use our expertise in community engagement, Indigenous recruitment, mentoring and work ready programs to strengthen your business’ diversity, support your Indigenous engagement strategy and help with the retention of your Indigenous staff. Through our experience in recruitment and mentoring, our VTEC specialises in finding you the right employees and working with them for successful long-term employment outcomes.

The VTEC has an established pool of candidates with a spread of competencies and experience, all screened most heavily on their attitudinal/behavioural competencies for the types of work and environment, aiming to provide motivated, committed and strongly supported Indigenous employees for the workplace. The skill sets of the candidates are varied from seeking entry level exposure to some experienced roles based on their experience and exposure.

All job seekers that register with the VTEC complete an individual career and training plan with one of our experienced Employment Mentors. This plan also encompasses an assessment that evaluates Commitment, Fitness for Work, Motivational Fit and Behavioural Competencies including Safety Awareness and Attitude, Performance Under Pressure, Teamwork and Communication.