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South East Apprenticeships Tasmania (SEAT)

Get your SEAT on the bus to Employment

Our South East Apprenticeships Tasmania (SEAT) program provides pre-employment training, career support, employment brokerage services, transportation and mentoring to groups of job seekers. 

SEAT seeks to address the shortage of work-ready candidates in South Eastern Tasmania, particularly in the construction industry. Mas is able to provide a holistic approach to skills development and leverage our extensive industry networks to support job seekers into meaningful employment.

SEAT is for young people aged between 15-20 years.


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Program outline

SEAT is a 10 week pre-employment training program combining:

  • soft skills;
  • technical skills;
  • attainment of a white card (Prepare to work safely in the construction industry); and
  • managing mental health strategies.

Through career support, employment services, transportation, intensive mentoring and an incentive scheme, we support regional job seekers overcome their barriers to employment while also supporting local industries in growth to meet their workforce development needs.


Construction company, Podmatrix, offers apprenticeships or traineeships to 10 participants who complete the program, with further employment opportunities sought from our extensive network of employers.

Program partners

SEAT is a collaboration between Mas, South East Region Development Association, Work & Training, Community Transport Services Tasmania, Interact Australia, Workskills and the Department of Education’s Trade Training Centre.

This program is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

Contact us for more information about the SEAT program

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