About us

The CVGT Australia story

CVGT Australia is an Australian non-for-profit that has been providing employment services for almost 40 years. 

Our team has extensive employment services experience, ensuring our job seekers and participants are job ready and matched to employers who are committed to supporting them achieve their employment goals.

Delivering positive economic and social benefits to the community is at the heart of what we do. In addition to providing quality employment services, we have a real commitment to supporting the towns and cities where we operate. We do this through community grants, sponsorships and scholarships.

To achieve our renewed purpose of connecting more people to meaningful work we have developed four strategic priorities to drive board, executive and team actions for the next five years. You can read our goals and strategic priorities in the Strategic Plan 2020-25 Summary.

CVGT Australia history

In 1983, the councils surrounding Bendigo responded to a survey on youth unemployment skill shortages in the area. There was a need to have young people actively employed, while learning the skills needed to become tradesmen in their chosen fields. Employment services provider Central Victoria Group Apprenticeship Scheme was born (now CVGT Australia).

In the beginning, we employed one manager who rode a bicycle to monitor the progress of his 12 apprentices. The business has grown from strength to strength. We employ more than 350 people in a diverse range of employment programs and specialties across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

CVGT Australia’s annual report

Download our 2020-21 Annual Report.

What matters to us

  • Doing the right thing
  • Finding a way
  • Genuine care
  • Working together
  • Community wellbeing

Why we are here

To connect more people to meaningful work.

2020 – 2021 snapshot

Here’s a snapshot of how we worked towards connecting more people to meaningful work circa 2020 – 2021.


Success story: John found meaningful work

From the moment you first talk to us we will listen, work hard and deliver to your expectations. Watch the video to see how we helped John find balance and meaningful employment.

Get started with CVGT Australia

Call 132 848 to speak to a consultant or send us a message.

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