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About Zeal Futures

Zeal Futures provides the ultimate training and employment experience.

Our story began in 1981 with two employees and one project, which has paved the way for us to change thousands of lives through training and employment. Now operating across 10 regional branches and 3 training campuses, our vision and dedication have allowed us to evolve, creating career opportunities, with strong connections to people.

We work with industry leading organisations to offer high-quality, innovative apprenticeship and traineeship programs across a range of industries, maintaining one of the highest completion rates in Australia. 

As experts in vocational education and training, we support people through all phases of their learning journeys, creating an environment for our students and employees to thrive. Our award-winning team takes a tailored approach, because no two people or businesses are the same. 

At Zeal Futures, we create success stories. 

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For apprentices & trainees.

Gain real industry skills and experience to start your career.

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Customised workforce solutions to meet your training and employment needs.

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Gain industry tickets to expand your career opportunities with our range of funded short courses, including Barista, First Aid, White Card, RSA, and RCG.

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With funding from the NSW Government, we can offer training that is partially or completely subsidised for eligible students.

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Nikita /
Electrical apprentice - Whitehaven Coal
The part I like the most is learning a completely new role and meeting amazing new people to work with. The teamwork aspect is amazing… They've given me the opportunity I’ve always wanted.
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Justin /
Electrical apprentice - Origin Energy
The people I liaised with for both of my apprenticeships offered amazing support and guidance... I want to thank Zeal Futures for providing such a high quality training program for people wanting to pursue a career.
Whitehaven Coal /
Host Employer

Whitehaven’s partnership with Zeal Futures commenced in 2011, and has thrived for over thirteen years.

During that time, we have hosted 109 apprentices and trainees at our open-cut and underground mine sites. Zeal Futures' approach is both professional and customised to align with Whitehaven’s needs. Their ability to identify and attract motivated, quality candidates is invaluable in today’s competitive market.

The Whitehaven apprenticeship program equips our apprentices with industry-specific skills and offers a unique blend of practical experience and off-the-job training. Zeal Futures provides the expertise that Whitehaven Coal is looking for when it comes to ensuring that all stakeholders involved in the process, from the apprentice or trainee to the supervisor, receive high-quality training and support.

Zeal Futures have kept our apprentices and trainees on track to successfully complete their qualifications and to commence a long-term career with Whitehaven Coal. We would highly recommend Zeal Futures' programs to businesses considering hiring apprentices and trainees.

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Jordan /
Digital Service Representative trainee - Service NSW
On-the-job training is a key aspect, because you get that extra advantage of having people that understand the role, and learning as you go... I love my position, and I want to do more.
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Bradley /
Fabrication apprentice - Robinson Custom Fabrications
I had two brilliant trainers during my time at the Rutherford Campus. I wasn’t only taught valuable lessons of my trade, but also how to help others reach their full potential.
Origin Energy /
Host Employer

Origin use Zeal Futures due to the high quality of apprentice turnover and their relationships with local and regional schools.

Origin would recommend Zeal Futures to other businesses due the professionalism and collaboration they offer clients. The flexibility to adapt to changing needs for apprenticeships & traineeships make it a seamless process.


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Got a question about apprenticeships, traineeships, courses, or business support? Find the answers to our frequently asked questions here.

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How long is an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Apprenticeships are typically 4 years, while traineeships are generally 1-2 years, depending on the qualification. There is also the potential for early completion if you complete your formal training early. 

Do I get paid while completing an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Yes, apprenticeships and traineeships are paid employment positions. As a Zeal Futures employee, we’ll pay you weekly based on the relevant industry Award. Some of our host employers also agree to pay apprentices and trainees at above-Award rates. 

Will I get time at work to complete my qualification?

Yes. As an apprentice, you will usually be allocated one day per week, or a block release period, where you will attend your RTO for training. 

For traineeships, you are typically allocated 3 hours per week to complete your studies at work. Scheduling this can be discussed with your Zeal Futures Workforce Solutions Specialist and your host supervisor. 

How do I know if I’m eligible for a funded course?

There are a number of NSW Government funding options that allow us partly or fully subsidise course fees for eligible students. You can check your eligibility in the Funding Eligibility section of each course page, or on our Course Funding & Eligibility page. 

How do I hire an apprentice or trainee?

At Zeal Futures, we have a team of dedicated Workforce Solutions Specialists who can help you identify your workforce needs and source quality candidates for apprenticeship and traineeship positions. You'll be involved in recruiting and onboarding your hosted employee, and receive ongoing support in training and mentoring your apprentice and trainee to successful completion.  

Do you offer course programs for employment service providers?

Yes, we partner with a number of employment service providers and community organisations to provide customised training programs for their clients. Contact our training team to learn more about how we can help you meet your training needs.