Our traineeship program provides support to help you find and keep a mainstream job

Are you looking to find employment and increase your work experience? The Brotherhood can help place you in a traineeship. Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as simply apprenticeships or traineeships) offer opportunities for anyone of working age to train, study and simultaneously earn an income in a wide range of occupations and trades.

They are available in more than 500 occupations at all certificate levels up to Advanced Diploma and provide nationally recognised quality training developed by industry for industry. Whether you’re looking for your first job, seeking a career change, or re-entering the workforce after long term unemployment, traineeships are a great option for anyone wanting to build their skills and qualifications.

How the program works

Through the traineeship program, our Group Training Organisation (GTO) directly employs trainees and apprentices and places them with host employers, including the Brotherhood, across a range of industries.

Who is eligible

The Brotherhood supports trainees across greater Melbourne, from our Centre for Work and Learning in Fitzroy.

If you think a traineeship might be right for you, give us a call on (03) 9288 9900 to learn more.

Alternatively, send us an email at grouptraining(at)

Are you an employer?

Consider taking on a trainee or apprentice through our GTO. Traineeships provide a cost-efficient and administratively simple way for small to medium sized businesses to hire apprentices/trainees when this might otherwise not be possible. The GTO looks after superannuation, payroll, WorkCover, training and any other administration associated with the employment contract.

Call us on (03) 9288 9980 to learn more.

Contact us

Group Training Organisation
Centre for Work and Learning
95 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Phone: (03) 9288 9900
Email: grouptraining(at)

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