Host Employer Success Stories


Suspension Concepts

Suspension Concepts is a supplier and manufacturer of suspension enhancement products, shock absorbers and engine mounts for fast road, dirt and tarmac rally, drag race and circuit racing production based vehicles. In 2011, their volume of business had doubled annually so their owner, Greg Nolan, employed a trainee through CCGT to pass on his 40 years of manufacturing, fabricating and motorsport experience and knowledge. Previously, Greg had trained 7 apprentices/trainees over 12 years. He enabled his new trainee to complete 4 separate formal qualifications and provided him with countless opportunities to attend Race Meets interstate and internationally whenever possible. His trainee went onto become the first remote TAFE trainee in Motorsport Certificate III and Production Technology Certificate III in New South Wales. In 2014, Greg sponsored five Year 12 students to attend a Process Manufacturing course at TAFE. He works closely with TAFE to develop and improve formal training in his industry. In 2012, Suspension Concepts were named the NSW State Training Awards “Small Host Employer of the Year” along with “Small Host Employer of the Year” at the CCGT Annual Excellence Awards. Their trainee went onto become the “Australian Trainee of the Year” at the Group Training Association Annual Awards in 2014



TRAKKA is an Australian owned company that has designed and manufactured luxury motorhomes and campervans especially suited to explore Australia’s unique environment for over four decades. A leader in the RV industry, their hallmark passion for quality, innovation and great value has set them apart and earned TRAKKA many awards including the title of ‘Best of the Best Business” at the Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW Awards of Excellence. Their success can be attributed to a team of highly skilled personnel with training playing a major role in the development of skills, professionalism and team building. They have trained more than 120 apprentices and trainees and have been awarded the ‘CCIA Business Most Committed to Training’ several times. Their Operations Manager, David Wallis has been named CCGT’s Supervisor of the Year in 2011 and 2012 with TRAKKA being named CCGT’s 2014 Large Host Employer of the Year. TRAKKA was also recognised as the NSW State Training’s 2014 Small Host Employer of the Year as well as a Finalist in the same category at the Group Training Association of ACT/NSW in 2014.


Express Lube

Express Lube is a 100% Australian owned company that started on the Central Coast in 2009. They are the first “no appointment, while you wait” auto service outlet and their mission is to offer a clean, safe and friendly environment where all customers receive expert advice, efficient service and quality products at competitive prices. They are a rapidly expanding organisation, opening four workshops within a six year period. Currently they employ 11 apprentices both in full time and school-based capacities. They are avid supporters of the Group Training model as their Company Director also completed his apprenticeship through CCGT in 2003. In 2013, Express Lube were named the CCGT Small Host Employer of the Year and received the Group Training Association NSW/ACT Small Host Employer of the Year Award at their annual event.