How we can assist your organisation:

Our courses are designed to give participants the skills and knowledge they need to be a valuable asset to your organisation.

As a community services specific training provider, we:

  • Assist you with workforce development
  • Work with you to select the electives that are most suited to your organisation
  • Inform you of available funding opportunities for training
  • Provide a recognition of prior learning pathway as a way to save people from having to study what they already know
  • Employ qualified trainers and assessors who have extensive industry experience
  • Keep you informed of student progress throughout their training and
  • Ensure your staff have a productive learning experience in a friendly, supportive environment.

We have some robust training programs that bring new and excited workers into the community services sector. Participants are given the opportunity to shine with local employers in pursuit of quality staff.

We have a full time Certificate III program which incorporates a work experience component with local community services organisations. Participants are screened before being accepted into each program to ensure they are suitable for the community services industry. All participants get to experience the highs and lows of our industry whilst completing their qualification. We match participants with employers based on compatibility and location. A high percentage of our graduates go on to secure employment with the organisations they complete their work experience with.

In addition to becoming a work experience host we also assist individuals and organisation to facilitating a connection and utilise the new entrant traineeship scheme. Allowing new workers to learn and train whilst in paid employment. Employers can also access incentive payments to support the training of their new team member.

For more information on traineeship or  you would like to be involved in providing an opportunity for work experience please call Dee Cooke on (02) 4961 0016.

We can assist with any internal training requirements for your organisation.

Essential Skills has a range of programs available for community services organisations to suit the needs of your business and team.

These programs have been developed to assist in skill development for organisations, to improve the quality of service delivery and assist in meeting your registration compliance requirements. Programs can be delivered on site or your staff can come to us in Warabrook.

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We offer a large library of online training courses specifically developed for the community services sector. Topics have been written inline with the NDIS skill descriptors and Aged Care Standards. Here you can access and pay for courses online, at anytime. All participants will be issued with a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the course. New topics are being added all the time.

Employers can apply for special group pricing. Contact us on (02) 49610016 to discuss your needs.

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Skill sets are combinations of units of competency from an endorsed Training Package, which link to a identified industry need.

Skill Sets enable a qualified worker to move laterally into work areas addressed by the skill set, or to broaden their skill base in relation to the services they provide.

If you are looking for a specific set of units or skills to be delivered to your staff we can develop a program to meet your needs by clustering a group of units from one of our approved training packages. This is different to a nationally endorsed skill set as it is not a group of units identified as a skills area that need attention in the broader industry.

This is an easy way to tailor packages to the needs of your individual staff or organisation.

Call us today for more information on available skill sets on (02) 4961 0016.

In the Vocational Education Sector there are often many opportunities available to assist students and employers to fund their training programs.

These are most often directed to areas of skill shortage and can significantly reduce the cost of the training.

For more information of Available Funding, please click here.

If you would like to understand how the funding can work best for you and your organisation please call (02) 4961 0016.

Essential Skills Training & Recruitment offers a flexible and supportive method of delivery. We use a blended approach with a combination of delivery modes, designed to meet your specific needs, such as:

  • Workshops
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Correspondence / Distance Education
  • Online
  • Phone and Email Support
  • Coaching and Mentoring

We work with the employer and the student to maximise the training outcomes by tailoring a program specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation.

We are based in Newcastle but provide services throughout NSW. Call (02) 4961 0016 for more information.