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Online Complex Care & Mandatory Training

We offer a large library of online training courses specifically developed for the community services sector.


NSW Fee Free Training

NSW Fee Free is supporting vocational training and skills development across NSW. Access fee free community services courses with Essential Skills.


Recruitment Programs

We are working with community services organisations to bring new workers into aged care, disability and community services. Take a look at how you can get involved. Start your career in community services here.


Supporting Communities Through Education

We specialise in providing training and assessment in Aged, Disability and Community Services.

Supporting communities through education is our purpose and quality is our focus. We have highly experienced trainers and a responsive admin team that take support to the next level.

Our mission, with the help of like-minded employers, is to lift the standard of support and service delivery in community services. This will be done through training existing staff in best practice and empowering them to make change in their own environment.

We support the industry through recruiting a new workforce that is equipped with the skills, knowledge and passion to provide a quality experience for their clients.

If you want to live our purpose with us, call our office on (02) 4961 0016 or send us an email at info@essentialskills.com.au

Let’s make the change we want to see.


Essential Skills Training and Recruitment has a high performing provider funding contract in NSW. This enables us to offer subsidised training through Training Services NSW.  For more information on funding please visit the following sites;

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Our Awards and memberships

Winner in 2018 Local Hunter Business Awards
Finalist in 2019 small business
Winner in 2020 Local Hunter Business Awards
Winner in 2022 Local Hunter Business Awards

In the spirit of respect for all First Nations’ People, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.