Don’t just take our word for it – research shows our students love what and how they learn!

OVER 95% SATISFACTION WITH WDEA WORKS’ TRAINING WDEA Works’ Training division isn’t just about finding a job that you love. The means to finding that job can also be satisfying… and the latest studies of our past students indicates that doing a course with us IS rewarding. State Government performance indicators released earlier this year […]

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TRAINING: the impact of Early Childhood Educators on children’s capacity to learn

TRAINING: What influences children’s capacity to learn, and their love for it…  We all know people who genuinely love to learn, or who are naturally good at it. It’s who they are. But research shows that knowing how to learn – and enjoying the process – comes down to much more than people’s genetic makeup. […]

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TRAINING: WDEA Works ensures Liesbeth can do something she loves, in the town where she lives

  TRAINING: WDEA Works ensures Liesbeth can do something she loves – in the town where she lives WDEA Works’ flexible training delivery model and diligence of its trainers has helped a Maryborough childhood educator develop her skills, qualifications and, ultimately, workplace standing, whilst doing the work she loves. Maryborough-based Liesbeth commenced her Diploma in […]

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TRAINING: Five reasons to consider a career in childhood education

WDEA Works Training – Five reasons to consider a career in childhood education Challenging. Rewarding. Hilarious. Important. NECESSARY! Providing early childhood education and care is many things – including a career that is growing fast. Here’s five reasons why it’s something you should consider if you’re looking to start doing something you love, and love […]

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Personal Care Careers – a proven path to job satisfaction

Personal care careers – a proven path to job satisfaction An annual survey looking at the dynamics of Australia’s households and labour market has identified that personal service workers – such as childcare workers, aged care support workers and disability support workers – are among the most satisfied when it comes to their career. The […]

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Hanson’s call to ‘hide’ children with Austim misguided

Senator Pauline Hanson’s call yesterday to remove children with Autism from mainstream classrooms attempts to over-simplify a complicated issue, feeding into people’s ignorance. That’s the perspective of Barrie Elvish, Chief Executive of WDEA, a regional Victorian employment and disability services agency that has, for more than 20 years, helped people of all abilities find their […]

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2017 WARRNIBALD – Entries now open

Entries for South West Victoria’s most prestigious portraiture arts prize are now open, providing the region’s artists an opportunity to showcase inspiring members of the local community, as well as the importance art plays in fostering social inclusion. The WDEA Warrnibald Portrait Exhibition and Prize began in 2012 to celebrate the contribution south west residents […]

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Media Release – Trust Allocations

Media Release – Click to download. WDEA TRUST DISTRIBUTES $54k TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY A SENSORY playground for kids with autism; furnishing a new supported living facility; a woolly art installation and getting keen basketballers on-court are among 12 new and inspiring projects to benefit from the latest round of funding granted via the […]

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