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Launch your career in community services - Mid North Coast

If you’ve finished year 12 and you’re weighing up your options for 2024, have you thought about a career in community services? If you’re a people person and want to make a difference in your community, consider a career supporting youth, people with disability, people experiencing homelessness, older Australians needing home care and so much more.

If you live in Port Macquarie and Mid North Coast, Wesley Vocational Institute can help launch your rewarding career in the growing community services industry with entry-level and higher-level courses subsidised by the NSW Government. You’ll gain hands-on experience, develop skills and knowledge that’s relevant so you can be job ready. With 96% of our students securing immediate employment in recent years, you too can make a new start in 2024 by enrolling today.

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For over 20 years, Wesley Vocational Institute in Port Macquarie and Mid North Coast has provided people with accredited and non-accredited training in the community services and care sectors, supporting people of all ages, regardless of their education or employment background. If you’re interested in building a rewarding career in the community services, we can help you gain a qualification and become job-ready with the skills and confidence you need to launch your career.

Working closely with community services providers, we provide work placements so you can develop practical skills and build work experience within a real workplace. Work placements also allow you to work towards your qualification and set you on your ideal career path.

The NSW Department of Education has recognised our organisation as a High Performing Provider. With our training programs, we’re committed to provide opportunities to our students and help you achieve your goals. We work with local service providers in your community, so you can explore employment pathways best suited for you.

  • Training and employment pathways.
  • Mixed-mode learning options with face-to face classes and flexible online learning.
  • Work experience placements coordinated by Wesley Vocational Institute.
  • Supported learning and additional student support services available.

The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Student fees may apply. 

See for further information and contact us to find out if you are eligible for fee concessions.


“During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Garden Village worked with Wesley Mission in creating additional training and an internship program that largely met our staffing requirements while supporting the local community.” 

Craig Wearne – CEO, Garden Village Port Macquarie

“From the outset, it was clear that the team at Wesley Mission was listening to our needs and were committed to ensuring all participants had the appropriate skills and training to meet the very diverse needs of our participants.” 

Debbie Dyke – CEO, NewIDAFE

“I was having a tough time personally during the course, and I felt that my trainer took the time to care and support me, which meant so much to me.”

Robin - Student, Wesley Vocational Institute Port Macquarie

“Everyone at Wesley Mission went above and beyond in preparing me for work. Wesley Mission is a big part of the reason I am currently in the position I am in, and I cannot thank them enough.”

Brandon - Student, Wesley Vocational Institute Port Macquarie

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