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About Us

Apprentice Employment Network QLD & NT

AEN is the peak body representing the interests of Group Training Organisations (GTOs) and employers in Queensland and the Northern Territory. We provide leadership, support and information to our members assisting them to connect with apprentices, trainees and employers.

Who We Are

AEN QLD & NT Board Members

Chairperson | Paul Hillberg, CEO of Apprenticeships Queensland​

Board Member | Kathryn Stenson, CEO of GTNT

Board Member | Tom Mangan, Executive Manager of Community Solutions

Board Member ​| Stephen Craven, Managing Director & CEO of Smart Employment Solutions​​

The AEN QLD & NT Office

Executive Officer | Craig Westwood​

Trade Apprentices Coordinator | Steve Coolahan

Member Services Support | Emily Westwood

Our Mission

To promote the interests and needs of all AEN members by continuously aiding, informing and connecting them with apprentices and trainees.

Our Values

Knowledge, collaboration and tireless support are at the heart of what we value most – alongside:

  • Delivering quality training and education as per our AEN Code of Conduct

  • Providing a wealth of fair opportunities for all apprentices and trainees to ensure their training is completed to the highest standard

  • Collaboration between members, government and employers to deliver the best outcomes for apprentices and trainees

  • Harnessing our knowledge and expertise as industry leaders to provide the latest in marketplace trends and information to our valued network

Our Vision

To bolster the thriving industry in QLD and NT by ensuring top quality employment and training for apprentices and trainees while implementing innovative practices and education.

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