WDEA WORKS TRAINING
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WDEA Works Training can help you get the skills you need for study, work and life.

Our understanding and experienced trainers will provide you with practical and relevant tools to help you achieve your goals.

These courses are designed to build your knowledge and develop your confidence when applying for jobs or undertaking further education

Learn more about our Learn Local courses

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Courses we offer

5 x 5 hour training days (face to face / virtual) with additional course materials

Cost: FREE

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 
Warrnambool 9 May 10am-3pm 10 May 10am-3pm 16 May 10am-3pm 17 May 10am-3pm 23 May 10am-3pm

Determining your career path

  • This course introduces learners to the hospitality and retail industries. Learners will gain knowledge about the different career paths available and the expectations of different types of employment within these industries. On completion of this course, learners will be able to determine whether a career in hospitality or retail is a suitable option for them to work toward in the future.
  • This course is free of charge for eligible participants and can be used as a step towards other non-accredited or accredited learning programs.

 

5 x 5 hour training days (face to face / virtual) with additional course materials

Cost: FREE

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Warrnambool 30 May 10am-3pm 31 May 10am-3pm 6 June 10am-3pm 7 June 10am-3pm 13 June 10am-3pm

Building your confidence with technology

  • When participating in this course, learners will develop the basic skills required to use a range of digital devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. This course has been designed for people who are wanting to build their confidence with technology and develop new skills for employment or future study purposes.
  • This course is free of charge for eligible participants and can be used as a step towards other non-accredited or accredited learning programs.

 

3 x 5 hour training days (face to face / virtual) with additional course materials

Cost: FREE

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Warrnambool 20 June 10am-3pm 21 June 10am-3pm 27 June 10am-3pm

Preparing you for future study

  • This course helps learners to develop the study skills required to participate in adult and vocational education courses. It is a suitable program for people who have not participated in education for a long time and require support as they transition back into study.
  • This course is free of charge for eligible participants and can be used as a step towards other non-accredited or accredited learning programs.

4 x 5 hour training days (face to face / virtual)

20 Hours (4 x sessions)

Cost: FREE

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Portland 10 May 10am-3pm 12 May 10am-3pm 19 May 10am-3pm 24 May 10am-3pm
Hamilton 6 June 10am-3pm 8 June 10am-3pm 14 June 10am-3pm 15 June 10am-3pm
Warrnambool 6 June 10am-3pm 8 June 10am-3pm 14 June 10am-3pm 15 June 10am-3pm

This course is a perfect starting point for those who would like to pursue a career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. When participating in this course, you will:

  • Be provided with an overview of the Early Childhood Education and Care industry
  • Learn about different employment pathways within the industry
  • Learn how to create a safe environment that promotes play
  • Learn about industry expectations, legal responsibilities, duty of care and mandatory reporting requirements

20 Hours (4 x sessions)

Cost: FREE

Learn about studying Certificate III in Individual Support and/or Certificate IV in Disability. This free course offers an introduction into the skills you need to pursue a career in the Aged Care or Disability sectors, while working with our supportive trainers to develop confidence for seeking future employment.

Course Delivery Location Session Dates Duration
Introduction to Disability and Aged Care Portland One Term 2 – to be advised 20 hours

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First Gear

10-week course

Cost: FREE

Course Delivery Location Session Dates Duration
First Gear Warrnambool One 21 Feb – 29 April Monday to Friday (including public holidays) / Flexible times from either 10am-12pm or 4pm-6pm
One day of the week to be confirmed for Friday Class session onsite and online
First Gear Warrnambool Two 02 May – 08 July As above

WDEA Works Training – First Gear has assisted over 100 participants with obtaining their driver’s licences. If you have learning difficulties or struggle with a language barrier, we can help you get on the road.
Our 10 week course is designed to help you successfully obtain a learners licence and educate you on road safety to ensure you are a confident driver.

  • 10 week course
  • A mix of online and practical learning
  • Learn all of the skills you need to be able to drive safely
  • Become a confident driver with an understanding of all road rules and regulations

Participants must pay the following costs to VicRoads

  • Learner licence test modules (online) $24.90
  • Learner Licence permit of $25.60

Total $50.50

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Second Gear

4-week course (40hrs)

Cost: FREE

Course Delivery Location Session Dates Duration
Second Gear Warrnambool 09 May– 15 July 5 days per week @ 2 hours per day – fully online

The sessions run for 2 hours across 5 week days (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). Participants of this program are expected to work on exercises and scenarios outside of class time.

This course has been designed to assist people with low-level literacy and numeracy abilities by helping them to obtain their probationary driving licences. It is a suitable program for people in the community who are socially and/or culturally isolated. Along with helping learners to obtain their probationary licences, this course also focuses on building confidence and exploring pathways to future employment or further training.

Along with developing their language, literacy and numeracy skills, participants will further develop their automotive knowledge and knowledge needed for safe road use. They will use digital skills when completing online modules/tests with VicRoads and gain practical driving experience under the supervision of a fully licenced and qualified driving instructor.

This program can be used as a pathway toward other pre-accredited programs (e.g. Digital Essentials or Work Readiness), accredited programs (e.g. Certificates I, II or III) or employment.

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(03) 5564 7401
training@wdeaworks.org.au
52 Fairy St, Warrnambool