Your Next Career Move
Do you need new skills to improve your career or business opportunities? Are you ready to take the next step for your dream career? WEA Illawarra provides you with nationally recognised vocational training as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 90297) accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) . This means that once you’ve successfully completed your training or qualification with us, your achievement will be recognised across Australia.
We offer you a range of accredited study options in our Vocational Courses. You can complete a whole Certificate Course, skill sets (a combination of study units from a qualification) or individual study units of competency. If you complete one or more units of competency, we’ll issue you with a Statement of Attainment. When you complete a full qualification, we’ll issue you with a full Certificate.
We offer a variety of flexible learning options available to fit around your active and busy life, including face-to-face, online and other combined modes of flexible learning.
Finding a Vocational Course
To find a Vocational Course that’s right for you, selecting a category of interest from the list below. Simply select the course you’d like to do, check out the details and enrol online, or through our other options today. If you have any special needs, please contact us before enrolling to discuss support options.
To ensure materials are ready for you at the start of your course, please enrol at least one week before the course begins.
Flexible Learning — Your Choice
Here’s your choice to study what you want to, at your own pace. With Your Choice you get to study one of our Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in a flexible way that meets your individual needs. With Your Choice you:
- can choose whole course, a single unit or a cluster of units
- join a small class, with students each working on different programs
- have a shared tutor in class available to help and support you
- study at your own pace.
Smart and Skilled
Improve your learning and work opportunities through enrolling in one of our Smart and Skilled subsidised courses. Find out how Smart and Skilled works, whether you are eligible and which courses are on offer under this subsidy, funded by the NSW Government since 2015.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you can demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge equivalent to part of, or a full qualification you can get Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with us. Getting RPL involves producing supporting documents and doing an assessment process with our friendly staff.
The process of RPL requires you to compile and submit a portfolio of evidence which is then assessed by a qualified assessor. Assessment typically takes two weeks. Successful applicants will be issued with the same qualification as those who study the course. Any units of competency that you cannot supply evidence for can be studied individually – prices are available on application.
Contact us to discuss your suitability or to find out how your prior learning and experience can help your future learning and training journey.
Do you need financial help to study or train with us? Investigate our funded course options through:
Smart and Skilled
Implemented by the NSW Government, Smart and Skilled aims to provide financial support and incentives for you to train in skills for the jobs that are available in the community. Find out about eligibility, courses on offer and Smart and Skilled.
An alternative entry pathway into a University of Wollongong (UOW) degree for Certificate IV and Diploma students. Learn about the Pathways Program.
Tech Savvy Seniors
Delivering free digital literacy training to Seniors, 60 years and older. Learn more about Tech Savvy Seniors.
Training for your employees
Are you an employer who's thinking of employing a trainee, or who wishes to train up existing trainees? Consider choosing WEA Illawarra as your registered training provider. Our respected and experienced trainers and assessors are available to come to your site to support, guide and assess your trainees throughout their traineeship process. We are also registered on User Choice as an approved provider under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program. We can provide on-site work based training to new entrant trainees in various courses.
Your trainee or apprentice, whether they are a new or existing worker, may be eligible to receive Government funded training through us. Contact us to discuss your options.