Building Workforce Capacity & Capability

Upskilling the
Future Workforce

DGT provides an optimised approach to workforce employment and development. Our apprenticeships and traineeships, recruitment, labour hire, training and facilities services offer real-world opportunities across widespread regions.

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These Industries:

  • Engineering/Electrical
  • Automotive
  • Carpentry
  • Hospitality
  • Business Administration
  • Health and Community Services
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Coal and Gas
  • Civil Construction

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30

years in operation.

7000

businesses supported with employment.

12000

apprentices and trainees trained.

5000

businesses provided with training.

10000

qualified students.

Latest News

AgFood Connect Program Success Story

Toowoomba Ag Food Connect participant, Dylan Smith, has benefited from the AgFood Connect Program with a traineeship in Warehousing resulting from the combined efforts of DGT Employment & Training, Golden West Apprenticeships and PB Agrifood.

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Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subsidy Extended

Great news! The Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subsidy scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021.

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Garth Hamilton - LNP Member for Groom visits DGT!

Garth Hamilton - LNP Member for Groom visited DGT today and presented our long-term DGT host employer, Adrian Bonica from Yellow Bridge, with a certificate of appreciation from us for their commitment to building the local workforce capacity and capability.

Funding Providers

"Mals got a great reputation in town for a start and I knew that, he was perfect, did everything I wanted him to do, there was no pressure, he was great to deal with and knew exactly what our wants and needs were whilst he fulfilled them exceptionally well. Highly recommend choosing DGT as Mal and the team take a lot of the stress and worry out of it, giving you more time to concentrate on your business to keep the wheels in motion so to speak."

Russell Hughes - Host Employer (Hughes Car Sales)

"I chose DGT because I have heard excellent reviews about its services and how well it's trainee/apprentices have done. I have found that my employment consultant (Amanda) has always been there for me. She has given me advice on my traineeship work, she has assisted me with any issues I have had within the workplace and mostly she has been there for me if I ever needed someone. I believe that nothing needs to be changed. I truly think that DGT has given an incredible experience. I am extremely happy with DGT and constantly give a positive review about them."

Sally W. - DGT Trainee

"Since the beginning of operation, CS Energy's Kogan Creek Power Station has utilised DGT as the supplier of choice for all our Traineeship and Apprenticeship needs. Staff are always accessible, consistently provide a high level of service and have an unfailing willingness to assist. CS Energy and Kogan Creek Power Station look forward to a continued and valued partnership with DGT moving into the future."

Ivan Mapp - Host Employer (Kogan Creek Power Station)

"Sarah Wilson, a local trainee with DGT said her traineeship is a great way for her to not have to pay for her qualification. “Also my on-the-job experience will allow me to take this qualification and turn it into a career. It’s exciting to go to work every day — I am constantly learning new things, plus I get lots of on-the-job support. For those who are wishing to make a career change or are beginning their journey into the workforce, talking to one of the DGT's knowledgeable field officers is the best way to gain a better understanding of their training programs.""

Sarah Wilson - DGT Trainee

"On site support is so incredibly valuable to a well rounded training experience. Our host employer James was impressed with the support DGT could offer to his apprentices saying "DGT came out to visit our apprentice all the time. DGT was extremely helpful and always emailed to let us know they were coming to visit.""

James W. - Host Employer (Wambo Feedlot)

"I chose DGT because they gave me a good start of what I want to do. They will focus on your interests and your future goals. Thank you for taking me in and helping me find something I love doing."

Liam S. - DGT Trainee

"DGT have a good reputation, are very highly regarded and offer good training packages. Amanda is very professional and always listens to what we have to say. If she doesn't know something, she will research it and get back to us very promptly"

Nicholas C. - DGT Apprentice

"I have been using Downs Group Training (now DGT) for around 20 years. I see the arrangement as a triangle where DGT find the apprentice, we train the apprentice as the host employer and the apprentice gains a qualification at the end of the contract. DGT provides safety equipment, arrange all the college, ensures paperwork and profiles are up to date and frees up my time to focus on my business."

Andrew Eiser - Host Employer (Town Lighting and Electrical)