SPARK Programs

Ginninderry’s award winning SPARK Training and Employment Program offers a wide range of accredited courses.

Hundreds of people have been inspired by our SPARK programs—going on to pursue careers in fields as diverse as civil construction, business administration, childcare, hospitality and more.

To find out more and check your eligibility, please contact the SPARK team on 1800 316 900 or email spark@ginninderry.com

Our program line-up includes:

  • SPARK JobTrainer Industry Explorer
  • Women Return to Work
  • JobTrainer Disability Support Taster
  • JobTrainer Information Technology Taster
  • Yass Construction Program
  • Queanbeyan Construction Program
  • JobTrainer Conservation Land Management
  • JobTrainer Women in Trades
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Construction Taster
  • IT Taster
  • Disability Support
  • JobTrainer Women in Civil Construction

2022 Program Schedule

Now enrolling

SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and ClubsACT, are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the licensed club industry.

This program has been designed specifically to provide individuals with all the tickets and entry level skills required to apply for jobs in the licensed club industry. Targeting people living or working in the ACT, this program will provide participants with:

  • Provide responsible gambling services (SITHGAM001)
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol (SITHFAB002)
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA001)
  • Operate a bar (SITHFAB003)
  • Provide service to customers (SITXCCS006)
  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee (SITHFAB005)
  • Process financial transactions (SITXFIN001)
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Program partner, ClubsACT will provide work experience placements and real employment pathways for participants who meet the criteria.

Commencing Tuesday 18 October, this 4 week program will run 4 days per week (Tues – Fri, 22 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and sector work placement. All classes will be located at CIT Reid Campus.

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SPARK in partnership with Australian Training Company (ATC), Creative Safety Initiatives (RTO CODE – 88216), Lendlease and The Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO CODE – 0101) are proud to launch this new innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the construction industry through a traineeship or apprenticeship pathway.

Specifically targeting women (17 years and over) from the ACT, this program will deliver:

  • Operate elevated work platforms (CPCCCM3001)
  • Work safely with asbestos containing materials (NAT10852001)
  • Identify and report asbestos containing materials (ASBIRA001)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID009)
  • Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID010)
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry (CPCCOHS2001A)
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry – White Card (CPCCWHS1001)
  • Use hand and power tools/handheld operations (MEM18002B)
  • Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention (10830NAT)
  • Course in Workplace Impairment Prevention (10894NAT)
  • Bullying and Harassment and WHSHazard Identification
  • Gender Equity Awareness- Safe and Respectful Workplaces
  • Workplace Mental Health Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment for each participant

Participants who successfully complete all elements of the program will be connected to Traineeship and Apprenticeship opportunities working with ATC and the Lendlease subcontractors on the new CIT Woden campus site, or alternatively, with ATC’s Host Employers at other sites.

Commencing Tuesday 11 October 2022, this 5 week program will run four days per week (Mon-Thurs, 28 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands-on learning, site tours and work preparation sessions. The information session will provide individuals with advice on eligibility criteria, program content and the commitment that is required to be selected as a participant on this program.

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Previous Programs

SPARK, in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and the Ginninderry Conservation Trust, are delivering an innovative training program focused on giving individuals accredited training and field experience within the Conservation and Ecosystem Management & Horticulture sector. This program will introduce participants to career options and the range of associated vocational pathways.

The information session will provide individuals with advice on eligibility criteria, program content and the commitment required to be selected as a participant on this program.

Specifically targeting people living within the Australia Capital Territory, this program will provide participants with:

  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment (AHCMOM305)
  • Identify Plant Specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Control Weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Erect Timber Structures & Features (AHCLSC304)
  • Collect Native Seed (AHCNAR305)
  • Undertake sampling and testing of water (AHCLPW306)
  • Work safely with asbestos containing materials (NAT10852001)
  • Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry – White Card (CPCCWHS1001)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Botanical Guide to the ACT

Commencing 15 August 2022, this 15 week program will run three days per week (Monday – Wednesday, 24 hours per week) and be a combination of practical hands on learning, theory and live training experience in the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor. Please note the program will be delivered at 2 locations – CIT Bruce and Ginninderry.

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SPARK, in partnership with TAFE NSW (RTO Code: 90003), headspace Yass and Yass Valley Council are delivering an innovative, accredited training program focusing on skills development, live training and potential employment within the construction sector.

Specifically targeting people living within the Yass Valley and surrounding region, this program will:
· Provide participants with a Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20220) and a Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) upon successful completion.
· Provide industry specific training, delivering an infrastructure project for headspace Yass that will include concreting, paving, timber work, excavation and brick and block laying.
· Provide potential employment pathway opportunities, including apprenticeships.
· Supply an Industry induction card, Asbestos awareness card and Personal Protective Equipment for participants that successfully join the program.

Commencing Monday, 18 July 2022, this 11 week program will run 4 days per week (Mon–Thurs, 28 hours per week) and be a combination of theory and practical, hands-on learning and industry work experience. There are 15 places available on this program. The information session will provide individuals with advice on eligibility criteria, program content and the commitment that is required to be selected as a participant on this program.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO code:0101), Programmed and Alexander Watson are delivering an innovative accredited training program focused on skills development, work experience and an introduction to a variety of Construction skill sets.

Specifically targeting people living within the Australian Capital Territory, on successful completion this program will provide participants with the following units of competency and non-accredited training in the construction sector –

· ASBIRA001 – Identify and report asbestos-containing materials
· CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms
· CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights
· CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
· HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
· HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
· HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
· CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
· CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
· CPCCCM2004A – Handle construction materials*
· Provide non accredited training that focuses on practical skills development for insulation installation
· Industry work experience placements on offer with Programmed and potential employment pathway opportunities, including apprenticeships.

Commencing Monday 9 May 2022, this 5-week program will run 4 days per week (Mon – Thurs, 28 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work placement. All classes will be located at CIT Bruce Campus.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnerships with North Belconnen Community Association Inc., YMCA Canberra, Capital Region Community Services and Canberra Institute of Technology are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

The information session will provide individuals with advice on eligibility criteria, program content and the commitment that is required to be selected as a participant on this program.

Please note; those individuals who wish to be considered for this program MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide evidence of vaccinations. Individuals MUST also have applied for a Working With Vulnerable People card and produce the receipt before being offered a place on the program.

Specifically targeting people living within Belconnen and the wider region, this program will:

  • Provide participants with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) upon successful completion
  • Deliver a First Aid Certificate in Early Childhood Settings
  • Provide industry specific training designed in partnership with the Early Childhood Education and Care sector
  • Provide real employment pathways within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for participants who meet the criteria
  • Provide industry based work placements within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

Commencing Monday 7 March 2022, this 8 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.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and ClubsACT, are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the licenced club industry.

This program has been designed specifically to provide individuals with all the tickets and entry level skills required to apply for jobs in the licenced club industry. Targeting people living or working in the ACT, this program will provide participants with Nationally Accredited courses in:

  • Statement of Attainment – Hospitality Compliance Skill Set (SITSS00052)
  • Statement of Attainment – Introduction to Hospitality Service (extract from SIT30616)
  • Statement of Attainment – Customer Service Skill Set (SITSS00036)

Program partner, ClubsACT will provide work experience placements and real employment pathways for participants who meet the criteria.

Commencing Tuesday 15 March 2022, this 4 week program will run 4 days per week (Mon – Thurs, 22 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and sector work placement. All classes will be located at CIT Reid Campus.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with Empowered Collective and the ACT Government Office for Women are delivering an innovative program focusing on women entering or returning to the workforce.

Specifically targeting women living within the ACT, these workshops will include:

  • Creating professional resumes and cover letters
  • Applying for jobs
  • Online and government job applications
  • Job interview preparation
  • Maintaining personal presentation and dressing for the workplace
  • Specialised workshops and guest speakers targeting; time management, goal setting, financial management and dealing with stress

You will also be able to explore your career options with a mentor through post-workshop individual mentoring sessions.

Workshops are being held in North Canberra and South Canberra.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) is delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development for a variety of entry-level Business Services job roles. This qualification also reflects the role of individuals who have not yet entered the workforce, and are developing the necessary skills in preparation for work.

Targeting people living within the Canberra community, this program will provide participants with a CertificateII in Workplace Skills (BSB20120) upon successful completion along with industry specific training within the business administration sector, additional workshops that focus on resumes, job applications and interview techniques and support on completion of the program to connect with further education, training and employment pathways.

Commencing Tuesday 15 March 2022, this 10 week program will run 4 days per week (Tues-Fri, 26 hours per week) and be a combination of theory and practical hands on learning.

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Master Builders ACT together with SPARK and our partners are proud to launch this innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the civil construction industry. Civil construction is an exciting part of the sector with interesting roles across the planning, design and creation of major infrastructure projects and this program will provide participants with specialised accredited training and employment pathways.

Specifically targeting women from the ACT, this program will provide participants with seven core units of competency and a pathway into a qualification in civil construction with a four-week work placement within the civil sector and guaranteed jobs for successful program graduates.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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If you’re 17–24, there can be so many opportunities available when thinking about future career options.

The SPARK Industry Explorer Program will start you off on the right foot with 13 weeks of full-time training across 8 industries. You’ll walk away with a broad understanding of possible career paths and a selection of sought-after skills that will prepare you for a brighter future, whichever direction you pursue.

There are only 20 places available in this final program offered in 2021, so make sure you secure your spot today.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) are delivering an accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the disability and individual support sector.

This program will provide 4 accredited units of competency from the Induction to Disability (CHCSS0081) skill set and 1 accredited unit of competency from the Infection Control skill set (HLTSS00064).

This 10 week program, will run 4 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 24 hours per week) and be a combination of practical hands on learning, theory and industry work experience placements.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO code:0101) are delivering an innovative accredited training program focused on giving participants a “taste” of different skill sets within the Information Technology sector.

Specifically targeting people living within the Australian Capital Territory, this program on successful completion will provide participants with a number of units of competency in the Information Technology sector.

Commencing Monday 26 July 2021, this 9-week program will run 3 days per week (Mon, Thurs and Fri, 20 hours per week) and be a combination of theory and practical hands on learning and potential industry work experience.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with TAFE NSW (RTO Code: 90003) and the Yass Valley Anglican Church are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the construction sector.

Specifically targeting people living within the Yass Valley and surrounding region, this program will provide participants with a Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111), a Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) and a Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20211).

Commencing Monday 9 August 2021, this 15 week program will run 3 days per week (Mon–Wed, 21 hours per week) and be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work experience.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and the Ginninderry Conservation Trust are delivering an innovative training program focused on giving individuals accredited training within the Conservation Land Management sector. This program will introduce participants to career options and the range of associated vocational pathways.

Specifically targeting people living within the Australia Capital Territory, this program will provide participants with eight accredited units of competency from the Conservation Land Management qualification.

Commencing 26 July 2021, this 17 week program will run four days per week (Monday–Thursday, 24 hours per week) and be a combination of practical hands on learning, theory and industry work experience placements.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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The Ginninderry SPARK Training and Employment Initiative proudly supports training and employment opportunities for local people.

SPARK in partnership with JobTrainer (a jointly funded initiative of the ACT and Australian Governments), Master Builders ACT, Build Like a Girl, Healthy Tradie Project, Construction Industry Training Council and the ACT Training Fund Authority are proud to launch this innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the construction industry.

Construction is an exciting sector with interesting roles across traditional trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, bricklaying, concreting, roof tiling, plastering, painting and many more. This program will provide participants with specialised accredited training, industry work placements and potential employment pathways within the carpentry, electrical and plumbing sectors.

Commencing on Monday 19th April 2021, this ten week program will run five days per week (Mon–Fri) and be a combination of theory, practical hands-on learning and industry work placement.

To book a place and check your eligibility, please contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or spark@ginninderry.com

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Success Stories

  • Unique program provides pathway for women in civil construction

  • My SPARK experience with Cameron Minogue

  • My SPARK experience with Skye L’Estrange

  • My SPARK experience with Mitchell McEvoy

  • My SPARK experience with Bernice Ayer

  • ‘My SPARK experience’ with Michael Bowman