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The world of tech is moving quicker than ever, and cloud infrastructures are taking the main stage.  Generation Australia is pleased to launch this part-time program to support and empower First Nations learners to succeed.

In this program, you’ll get the skills and training you need to get a job in Cloud Computing. This 16 week part-time program runs from Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM AEST.

The course includes technical training combined with hands-on projects and employability skills development.

Here is a real example of what a week in the program will look like.*

*At times, your classroom calendar may show blocks of ‘Flex Time’ and your instructors may not be available to support you on a 1:1 basis during this time.

What is the cloud?

The cloud refers to services and software that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. Cloud infrastructures have become increasingly valuable. They’re all around us: every time we access multimedia from the internet or run a software program without installation.

The benefits of cloud for individuals, businesses, and society include: flexibility, cost, disaster recovery, accessibility, scalability, security and customisation — and that’s just the beginning! Cloud is an area that is growing every day. For this reason, the world relies on committed and responsible Cloud Practitioners to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Microsoft Azure

This program prepares, trains and certifies you for Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Azure provides a range of cloud services, including compute, analytics, storage and networking. An Azure certification can get you into different roles in industries like healthcare, finance and entertainment. It’s favoured as a cloud platform for its hybrid compatibility, trusted security features and AI innovation.

What is included in the program?

  • No cost to you
  • First Nations mentor
  • In-person learning hub and support offered in Adelaide and Sydney for meetups and mentoring
  • Support to identify employment opportunities at the end of the program, through the Post-Program team (Placement & Employment Mentor) and with guidance from their Learner Support Officer

Can I apply?

You can apply for the First Nations program if you:

  • Are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Live in Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne*
  • Are not currently in full-time employment, education or training
  • Can attend 16-week online classes, Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have basic English literacy skills and numeracy skills
  • Can demonstrate your interest in tech

*Locations are based on available support measures for this program. If you live outside these areas, you may still be eligible to enrol. Contact us for more information

Program Length

16 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm AEDT
Online learning

Start Date

July 2024

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A few simple steps

  1. 10 minutes 1

    Online Application form

    Fill out the application form online.
    Register Interest

  2. 15 minutes 2

    Meet us

    We will arrange a short 'Meet and Greet' with you to confirm your details before enrolling in the main program. Don’t worry though, this is just a casual chat with a member of the Generation team.

  3. 1 hour 3

    Homework Tasks

    Complete homework tasks to learn more about cloud computing

  4. 10 minutes 4

    Enrolment

    Once we have met you and approved the completed online tasks, you will be invited to fill out an online Generation enrolment form to secure your spot on the program.

  5. 2 days 5

    Orientation (Online)

    During your first week in the program, you will participate in a 2-3 day orientation. This is your chance to meet your instructors, program coordinator, and fellow classmates. You will also receive your class schedule and learn how to use important platforms like Zoom and Slack, which you will need to succeed in the program.

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Requirements

  • Are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment
  • Live in Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne*
  • Interested in joining the tech sector

Location

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Skills Earned

Technical Skills


In the Cloud Program, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to gain an entry-level role working with Cloud infrastructure with a specific focus on Azure. This program will have you job-ready with:

  • Linux & Python Essentials
  • DevOps Essentials
  • Azure Cloud Fundamentals
  • Azure Administrator
  • Cloud Automation

Behaviour & Mindsets


In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues in a cross-functional team
  • Practice & refine your communication skills with peers & instructors
  • Understand and develop a growth mindset
  • Be forward thinking and consider processes from end-to-end

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Complete your application

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier
  • 2

    Meet your mentor

    If you gain a place, you’ll meet with your mentor before the program starts to make sure you have all the support you need to achieve your potential.
  • 3

    Start your training

    The program begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
  • 4

    Get ready for your interview

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique.
  • 5

    Graduate!

    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Post Program Support

    We’ll provide you with the opportunity to have industry expert volunteer coaches to help keep your skills developed, as you apply, interview and match with potential employers and career opportunities.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.

Coaching

The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

Resume Building

The right resume can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a resume that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges