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Wesley Training provides a wide range of high quality training programs for students and employees to help you develop your skills, create employment opportunities and build your career.

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Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It helps people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

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Certificates and diplomas

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are delivered through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Wesley Vocational Institute RTO Code: 90091

  • Aged care

    CHC33015 — Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

    13 units - 7 Core, 6 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    CHC43015 — Certificate IV in Ageing Support

    18 units - 15 Core, 3 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

    Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Other qualifications which may be of relevance for your Aged Care studies:

    CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

    17 units - 10 Core, 7 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

  • Business and leadership

    BSB10115  — Certificate I in Business

    6 units—1 Core, 5 Electives

    This entry-level training course allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

    BSB20115 — Certificate II in Business

    12 units—1 Core, 11 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior administrative positions who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision.

    BSB30115 — Certificate III in Business

    12 units—1 Core, 11 Electives

    This training course reflects the varied roles of individuals across different industry sectors who apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

    BSB30415 — Certificate III in Business Administration

    13 units—2 Core, 11 Electives

    This training course reflects the varied roles of individuals across different industry sectors who apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

    BSB42615 — Certificate IV in New Small Business

    10 units—4 Core, 6 Electives

    This training course is suitable for small business managers who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have responsibility for the output of others.

    BSB42015 — Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

    12 units—4 Core, 8 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts. As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team. They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

    BSB51915 — Diploma of Leadership and Management

    12 units—4 Core, 8 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

  • Community services

    CHC22015  — Certificate II in Community Services

    9 units—5 Core, 4 Electives

    This training course may be used as a pathway for workforce entry as community services workers who provide a first point of contact and assist individuals in meeting their immediate needs. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

    CHC32015 — Certificate III in Community Services

    12 units—5 Core, 7 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of entry-level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

    At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

    CHC42015 — Certificate IV in Community Services

    15 units—7 Core, 8 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

    At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

    CHC52015 — Diploma of Community Services

    16 units—8 Core, 8 Electives

    This training course reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, coordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

    At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

  • Disability

    CHC33015  — Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

    13 units—7 Core, 6 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    CHC43115 — Certificate IV in Disability

    14 units—11 Core, 3 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Other relevant qualifications Other qualifications which may be of relevance for your Disability studies:

    CHC43415 — Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

  • Home and Community Care

    CHC33015  — Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community Care)

    13 units - 7 Core, 6 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

  • Horticulture

    AHC20416 — Certificate II in Horticulture

    15 units—5 Core, 10 Electives

    This training course underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.

    AHC30716 — Certificate III in Horticulture

    16 units— 5 Core, 11 Electives

    This training course provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture.

  • Hospitality

    These qualifications provide a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

    SIT20316 — Certificate II in Hospitality

    12 units—6 Core, 6 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

     

    SIT30616 — Certificate III in Hospitality

    15 units—7 Core, 8 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

    This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming.

  • Leisure and health

    CHC43415 — Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

    17 units - 10 Core, 7 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

  • Mental health and counselling

    CHC43315  — Certificate IV in Mental Health

    15 units—11 Core, 4 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

    Wesley Vocational Institute also offers short courses in Mental Health training.

    Learn more about our short courses

    CHC43215 — Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

    17 units—12 Core, 5 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

    CHC42315 — Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

    13 units—9 Core, 4 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of chaplains and/or pastoral and spiritual care workers who provide ongoing ethical, moral and spiritual support to clients using a person-centred approach.

    Workers operate within the guidelines and practices of their organisation and within the professional and ethical standards of their relevant association. The development of self-awareness and identity underpin effective work in pastoral and spiritual care and are developed over time, through professionally supervised practice and mentoring.

    Work may take place in a range of contexts, including schools, community outreach and local churches in a paid or volunteer capacity. Work in these roles may also require commissioning from a recognised religious institution.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

    CHC51015 — Diploma of Counselling

    17 units—13 Core, 4 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.

  • Outdoor recreation

    SIS30413 — Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

    24 units—12 Core, 12 Electives

    Specific entry requirements exist for this course.

    This training course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in a controlled environment. It requires technical knowledge of the outdoor recreation activity to be transferred to allow individuals to safely participate in the outdoor activity. It does not provide the skills and knowledge to impart the required level of technical knowledge and expertise to allow participants to independently undertake outdoor recreation activities.

    SIS40313 — Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

    31 units—15 Core, 16 Electives

    Specific entry requirements exist for this course.

    Depending on the specialisations chosen, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in:

    guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled environment instructing outdoor recreation skills.

  • Retail services

    SIR20216 — Certificate II in Retail

    12 units - 7 Core, 5 Electives

    This qualification reflects the role of frontline retail team members who use a defined and limited range of operational skills to undertake workplace activities. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision of others.

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of retail settings including speciality retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants.

    Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as frontline team member, customer service assistant and point-of-sale operator.

    No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    SIR30216 — Certificate III in Retail

    13 units - 8 Core, 5 Electives

    This training course reflects the role of individuals who have the primary responsibility of engaging the customer, maintaining daily store operations and delivering on organisational expectations. They have sound knowledge of product and service offerings. These individuals possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required. They work with some independence under limited supervision. Some individuals working at this level are responsible for supervising other team members and monitoring day-to-day workplace operations.

    The qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of retail settings including speciality retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants.

    Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as frontline sales assistant, customer service representative, shop assistant, retail supervisor, team leader and senior sales assistant.

Short courses and workshops

  • Child protection

    CHCSS00074 — Child Protection

    This skill set reflects the skill requirements for the protection of children in a variety of roles in the community sector. Work may involve working directly or indirectly with children and providing support to children, families or communities.

    This skill set consists of three accredited units:

    • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people
    • CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution

    We offer 15 courses about conflict resolution, including Body Language, Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace, Personality and Character Identification and Self-assessment and Leadership. We are able to tailor the number of subjects offered to your individual requirements.

  • Customer Service

    Customer Service

    This customer service training program has been designed to meet high customer service and conflict resolution expectations desired by many organisations. It aims to provide the interpersonal skills and knowledge required to deal with customers, clients, fellow workers. Help your staff deal with conflict and how they communicate and relate to others in the workplace.

  • Dementia Support training

    CHCSS00095 - Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

    This skill set is ideal for people working in various care and support roles in the community services or health sector who wish to develop skills required to provide support to people with dementia. It consists of four accredited units:

    CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
    CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
    CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

  • Financial literacy

    Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program’s In Charge of My Money is an important component of life skill-building. It enables learners to gain skills and confidence to make informed and effective money management decisions.

    Learn more and register here

  • First aid

    HLTAID001 — Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    This course describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

    HLTAID003 — Provide First Aid

    Duration: 2 days (1 day individual pre-work and 1 day class-based training)
    Cost: $140 per person

    Previously known as Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid, this course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including the home, workplace or within the community until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

  • Living skills

    Living Skills Program

    An early intervention model designed to assist with lowering the risk of youth homelessness by seeing participants develop and affirm living and social skills.

    The program educates participants on five areas of health, which are integral to the development of living and social skills, and lead to greater independence.

    • Financial health
    • Physical health
    • Mental health
    • Social interaction and communication
    • Independent living
  • Medication skill set

    CHCSS00067 — Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set

    This skill set is ideal for people working in various care and support roles in the community services or health sector who wish to develop skills in the administration and monitoring of medication. It consists of two accredited units:

    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medication


    CHCSS00070 — Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set

    This skill set is ideal for people working in various care and support roles in the community services or health sector who wish to develop skills required to provide support for a person to self-administer medication. It consists of two accredited units:

    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

  • Mental health first aid

    Mental Health First Aid

    Duration: 2 days
    Cost: $300 per person

    This course provides you with the education to provide first aid to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Duration: 2 days
    Cost: $300 per person

    This course provides adults with the knowledge of how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or are experiencing a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, how/where to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

  • Suicide prevention

    Community LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training

    Our suicide prevention workshops are based on the latest research in suicide prevention and are designed to help people identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and educate them on how to respond.

    Community members are welcome to attend. Clinical and/or previous mental health training is not essential to attend the course. Full-day and half-day workshops are available. Please note that workshops may not be suitable for those recently bereaved by suicide.

    Workshop outcomes

    • understand risk and protective factors
    • how to identify the warning signs that someone may be at risk of suicide
    • how to ask directly about suicide intent.
    • understand what local and national support and resources are available to support a person at risk.

    Upcoming workshops

    Healthcare workers LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training

    Wesley LifeForce has developed tailored suicide prevention training for a range of healthcare professionals.

    • general practitioners and practice nurses
    • general practice office staff
    • relationship counsellors
    • aged care nurses
    • aged care workers.

    Click below for more information about the training and CPD hour eligibility.

    Healthcare workers training

  • Workplace health and safety

    Health & Safety Representative Training

    Duration: 5 days
    Cost: $900 per person

    This WorkCover NSW course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as Health & Safety Representative (HSRs) and influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace.

    Health & Safety Representative Refresher Training

    Duration: 1 day
    Cost: $300 per person

    This course is designed to refresh the information and skills attained in the initial five day HSR training course and to assist HSRs to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation in their workplace.

    Fire Warden Training

    Duration: 4 hour course
    Cost: $300 per person

    The Fire Warden Training course covers the training requirements as listed in Australian Standard 3745 Emergency Control Organisations. The Fire Warden training program will equip your personnel with the skills required to safely evacuate your workplace. Regular evacuation training will ensure that your workers are ready to deal with any workplace emergency and can be tailored to your individual sites.

    Emergencies covered include fires, bomb threats, chemical incidents and storms. Both theory and practical modules will ensure that your workers can respond to any workplace emergency.

    Asbestos Awareness

    Duration: 2 hour course
    Cost: $150 per person

    This course gives workers and Managers/Supervisors the knowledge they need to identify and work safely with asbestos or asbestos containing material.

    The purpose of awareness training is to ensure workers understand where asbestos might be found and what steps to take to stay safe.

    Training will cover:

    Identification, safe handling and appropriate control measures
    Asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
    Naturally occurring asbestos
    Loose fill asbestos (raw asbestos crushed into a fine state and installed as insulation)

    Fundamental WHS Training & Manual Handling

    Provides workers with a general introduction into Work Health and Safety and manual handling including recognising risks and completing tasks with the least risk and manual handling responsibilities that apply in the workplace.

  • Workplace mental health and resilience

    Mental Health in the Workplace

    People living with a mental health condition are often reluctant to disclose the information because of the stigma attached. In the workplace, this can cause increased absenteeism and loss of productivity. Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace is a training program to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace, foster open communication and enhance mental health and resilience.

    The program can be offered as a one day workshop or as three two-hour sessions to cover each of the modules.

    Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention

    Designed to teach employees how to support someone who is going through a tough time, identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and outline the appropriate action to take.

    Full-day and half-day workshops provide participants with opportunities to practice the intervention strategy. Clinical and/or previous mental health training is not needed to take part in the course. The program is designed to assist individuals to support work colleagues, family and friends—or anyone at risk of suicide.

Find out more about our courses by calling us on 1800 676 039 or email [email protected]

Wesley Vocational Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) through the national training authority, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Our RTO code is 90091. Our New South Wales RTO ID is 320418.

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