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AST able to offer eligibility exemptions for subsidised training


In 2017 AST as a Learn Local Provider is able to offer eligibility exemptions to allow you to access Skills First subsidised training TAFE and Learn Local Providers can offer a number of student places as exempt from the "upskilling" or "2 at a level in a lifetime" requirements for receiving Skills First subsidised training. [...]

AST able to offer eligibility exemptions for subsidised training2017-07-24T01:38:42+00:00

Online training now available for First Aid in Bendigo


Online training now available for First Aid in Bendigo Access Skills Training  is proud to announce we know offer first aid courses by doing either prework online or by workbook prior to either the 4 or 6 hours of  practical face-to-face training. HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (level 2) Learn about the management  and recognition of: [...]

Online training now available for First Aid in Bendigo2016-12-22T00:17:37+00:00



Reconnect: Engagement and Learning Support http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/pathways/Pages/reconnect-program.aspx Access Skills Training is one of 26 Registered Training Organisations that is receiving funding to provide Reconnect services to vulnerable young people (15 – 24 years) in Sandhurst, Mt Alexander, Macedon Ranges regions. We have 98 positions available across the 3 regions. The Reconnect Program is highly flexible and [...]

RECONNECT Program2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

AST finalist in Wurreker awards


Congratulations to Leigh Somerville and the AST. A good night last night at the Melbourne awards. Leigh Somerville received our finalist award. We did not win the group of 3 however very prestigious to be shortlisted for the private RTO category. Our local Aboriginal community representatives from Bendigo, Echuca and Kerang were on AST’s table [...]

AST finalist in Wurreker awards2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

10th Anniversary Gala Dinner Notre Dame College’s McAuley Champagnat Program


Access Skills Training (AST) have had a long standing relationship with MCP as an auspice partner for VET in School programs, in particular Certificates in general Education for Adults. Julie Hasler, Senior School Support Officer and Emma Hoskins, Group Leader for External Training Services, attended the 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 29th October 2015. This [...]

10th Anniversary Gala Dinner Notre Dame College’s McAuley Champagnat Program2016-07-11T03:47:22+00:00

Funding to keep young Bendigo people in training


THE state government believes a funding package announced on Friday could help address the increasing number of early high school leavers in Bendigo choosing not to continue their education and training. The number increased from 2.5 per cent in 2010 to 7.5 per cent in 2015, according to the state government. To address the worsening [...]

Funding to keep young Bendigo people in training2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

Windarring Awards Ceremony


The awards ceremony which was held on Wednesday 6th April 2016, was to celebrate the achievements of students who had undertaken accredited training in Certificate I In Work Education at Access Skills Training (AST) The 12 month program was delivered to participants from three Copy Centre sites: Castlemaine, Kyneton and Gisborne. Participants engaged in learning [...]

Windarring Awards Ceremony2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

National Day of Disability


A pleasure supporting the International Day of People with Disability on the 3rd of December, in the Hargreaves mall. Access Australia Group and all our divisions, include AST, were in attendance and flying the flag.

National Day of Disability2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

Everyone is equal… Everyone has a purpose… and Everyone is welcome


Access Our Shed supports people living with a disability and disadvantaged people through community programs and vocational pathways, promoting social inclusion while boosting confidence and developing skills. Our Shed is a purpose-driven organisation focussed on strengthening the community, embracing diversity and empowering individuals towards greater independence. Our Shed was established as a community assistance centre [...]

Everyone is equal… Everyone has a purpose… and Everyone is welcome2016-11-21T01:46:31+00:00

A weekly service from farm to pantry


WHY not stay healthier and help people with a disability gain valuable skills and experience! For just $30 you can have a bag of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce thanks to PepperGreen Farm. PepperGreen Farm is a successful community park for horticulture, environmental education and heritage awareness. PepperGreen Farm was originally a Chinese market garden [...]

A weekly service from farm to pantry2016-08-09T00:57:23+00:00