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Some of our training is fully funded or subsidised by the NSW Government to help you get the skills you need. At present we receive funding through the following programs:

  • Smart and skilled - for more information about Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria for subsidised or fee free places click here "Smart and Skilled"
  • Adult & Community Education - for more information about Adult & Community Education eligibility criteria for subsidised places click here "Adult & Community Education"
  • Tech Savvy Seniors - for more information about Tech Savvy Seniors click here "Tech Savvy Seniors"

Different levels of funding are available, call and speak to one of our friendly staff to see if you're eligible on 02 6684 3374.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

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Creating Healthy Soils

Creating Healthy Soils

Soil plays a vital role in the Earths ecosystem, and if you want to grow abundant, healthy organic fruit and vegetables, your journey starts with healthy soil.    During this course you’ll learn how to create nutrient rich, healthy soil, full of organic matter and teeming with beneficial micro-organisms, earthworms and an abundance of nature’s helpers.  This in turn will lead to improving your harvests with strong, healthier plants and fewer problems with pests, diseases or... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Creating Healthy Soils

<p>Soil plays a vital role in the Earths ecosystem, and if you want to grow abundant, healthy organic fruit and vegetables, your journey starts with healthy soil.   </p>

<p>During this course you’ll

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of the ageing and those living with a disability? A career in Individual Support can mean working within a secure and flexible employment environment, and can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. With an increasingly ageing population and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there is no better time to get involved and learn about how you can support people in your community. You will be guided by our... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

<p><div align="left">{image name:“NRT Logo”}</div></p><p><strong>Ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of the ageing and those living with a disability?</strong></p><p>A career in

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Caring for Water Places

Caring for Water Places

Do you live near a creek, river or estuary that looks in poor shape? Are you interested in helping them come back to life? Sadly, many of our beautiful water places are seriously degraded through development and historic land use practices. In this short course you will learn how to determine the quality of your waterway and gain knowledge and experience to take steps to fix it, in the process restoring aquatic plant and animal life, drawing down some carbon and healing the planet.... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG006)
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
Caring for Water Places

<p>Do you live near a creek, river or estuary that looks in poor shape? Are you interested in helping them come back to life?</p>

<p>Sadly, many of our beautiful water places are seriously degraded

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

You will gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed, gaining knowledge in the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on plant materials. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Floristry Intermediate

<p>You will gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed, gaining knowledge in the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Bamboo Basics Part 2

Bamboo Basics Part 2

Join us for one of the most comprehensive bamboo courses available in Australia. Split into 2 parts and held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, it is recommended students enrol in Part 1 and 2 to gain the full benefits of this hands on, rigorous bamboo course. Bamboo Basics Part 2: Builds on the skills learnt in Bamboo Basics Part 1. You will delve deeper into the 1001 multifunctional uses for this incredible renewable resource and master the basics of designing to build with... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG002)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Bamboo Basics Part 2

<p><strong>Join us for one of the most comprehensive bamboo courses available in Australia.</strong></p>

<p>Split into 2 parts and held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, it is recommended students

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Have you often imagined you might like painting but not been sure how to start? If you are a complete beginner, if you have painted in the past but want a refresher course or if you simply want to be making art with the camaraderie of colleagues, this course will cover the basics - how to mix colour and understand hue, value, saturation and temperature to compose satisfying mages. Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM006)
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists. The morning session will focus on drawing and the afternoon session will involve experimenting with mixed media, including cut and paste collage, mono-printing and constructing compositions for painting. It is not necessary to know how to draw for this course - this is for anyone (a complete beginner or an... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM007)
  • Identify strategies to respond to short and simple workplace problems (FSKLRG002)

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Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 1

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 1

The early 20th century technique of including every day material into the field of painting has gone onto influence every field of art practice since. During this 8 week course we will look at the work of various artists known for their use of collage and gain inspiration to construct new images for ourselves. No prior experience is necessary, collage is easy and relies only on a willingness to play with possibilities. Students will be supported to develop the ideas that come from... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG006)
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write short and simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG002)

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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