Training Programs

Training Programs

Youth Futures provides medium and longer term training options. Currently programs are aimed at developing and/or building on work related skills in the Rural, AgriFood Wine Industry and Manufacturing sectors. As a nationally recognised RTO (Registered Training Organisation) Youth Futures' skills program offers skill sets from Certificate I & II  qualifications and are tailored to suit the specific industry/employer and/or individual.

Youth Futures Training Progams are open to all; both job seekers and people already employed in the Rural, Horticulture and/or Agrifood industries. There is some government financial support available but generally all programs require some degree of support from employers and/or Job Active agency/provider (i.e. a Job Network). Our Training Programs can be provided onsite (for people already employed) or provided in closely simulated workplace environments. Job seekers will also generally be offered opportunities for short term and casual/seasonal employment during the period of the Program.

We encourage employers to discuss training needs with us and explore options of tailoring a program to your workforce. Job Active agencies are encouraged to explore the possibilities of working together with us for the benefit of your clients. We can also often tailor training to meet specific learning needs. Please contact us to discuss your training needs further.

What Programs are Available?
We currently have a range of Training Programs. The programs include accredited training that is recognised Australia wide and can count toward full certificates. The programs we offer are:

  • Rural, AgriFood, Vineyard and Manufacturing Skills Programs:
    These programs are focused on building Rural and AgriFood skills, particularly Viticulture skills. As a primary component, the Rural and Vineyard Skills Programs revolve around maintaining and working the Entally Estate vineyard as well as at Heritage Forest Community Garden and at Youth Futures Workshop in Invermay. This is a "rolling" program where participants can join at almost any time of year (after attending an initial induction). The skills and qualifications available at any point in time will depend on seasonal availability.  The Units of Competence and Skill Sets are drawn from CPC10111 Ceritificate I in Construction, AHC10216 Ceritficate I in AgriFood Operations, AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture and FDF20411 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations. 

All Training Programs are run in small groups and in a supportive environment. Where extra support is required with language, literacy and numeracy, programs are tailored to suit all LLN levels.

Enrolment and Expressions of Interest
If you wish to apply to enrol yourself (or a staff member or client) in a specific course, please complete the Youth Futures Online Enrolment Application Form and/or contact us.

Employers please contact us to further discuss what we can do for you and your business. Job Active agencies may also be interested in our Work for the Dole program for your clients. Please see more here and/or contact us.