Training and skills
Empowerment. Experience. Independence.
Real Futures is a leader in creating real change and real growth for Mob across Australia, delivering proven programs that support your ideas, energy and ability, enriching lives and enabling freedom of choice.
Making sure you get the right kind of training and skills development opportunities is a big part of what we do.
A guaranteed job, plus training to make sure you succeed
Real Futures operates Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) in regional NSW and Western Sydney, as well as in Geraldton and the Pilbara in WA, and in Darwin, NT.
VTECs are places where people who want to work meet employers who want to hire them. It’s a voluntary program – you can choose to sign up for it. And if you are working with a Workforce Australia provider, our VTEC services will work alongside them.
Our staff will talk to you about what you need to do to start a new job. They will help you with any difficulties you may have, and support you into that job when you’re ready.
The key feature of VTECs is the guarantee of a job before job-specific training starts.
How VTEC can work for you
Real Futures VTECs are all about:
73% of our aspirants are satisfied or highly satisfied with the overall quality of service.
(industry average 61% – DESE PPM survey)
How to access VTEC support
VTECs are open to First Nations job seekers and school leavers, especially if you are experiencing particular disadvantage.
Real Futures VTECs are located in Newcastle, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Western Sydney, as well as in Geraldton and Karratha/Pilbara in WA, and in Darwin NT.
Skills development is also a big part of our other programs
Find out more about training opportunities through our: