Courses, classes and careers

FUN: Inverell Community College Certificate III in Individual Support graduates from left; Courtney Smith, Christina Poole, Rochelle Gilligan, Wayne Orchard, Jayme Brown, Sarah Clayton, Jessica Woodbury, Chantelle Bradshaw.
FUN: Inverell Community College Certificate III in Individual Support graduates from left; Courtney Smith, Christina Poole, Rochelle Gilligan, Wayne Orchard, Jayme Brown, Sarah Clayton, Jessica Woodbury, Chantelle Bradshaw.

Community College Northern Inland continues to enrich the lives and expand the horizons of more than 3300 people each year.

The college has new programs and a new website and enrolment system.

Community College Northern Inland incorporates campuses in Barraba, Bingara, Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri and Warialda.

“We are local first and foremost and we offer the courses that are required; often at no charge via government funded programs,” executive officer Alison Heagney said.

The college’s signature specialisations are aged care, disability services and community care, first aid, industry safety licensing, foundation skills for learning and business administration.

The college will host Orientation sessions in many of its certificate-level courses this year along with “tasters”, consisting of only a few units and run over a short time-frame.

Online study will be offered by the college for the first time. 

The college is offering a range of popular business courses in the Tech Savvy Small Business Program.

More information at communitycollegeni.nsw.edu.au 

For more than 15 years, ATAC has been working with employers to train their staff all over NSW. As one of the largest regional RTOs in NSW, ATAC has been focused on providing the most effective and inspiring training for  businesses and individuals.

Responding to the needs of clients has always been its philosophy, tailoring an approach to where they operate and what they do. 

Based in Tamworth and focused on regional and remote NSW, ATAC has trained across the state. 

“Over the past 12 months we’ve seen increased demand for civil construction and local government training,” ATAC chief executive Sam Crebert said.

For more information, phone 1300 306 597.

Narrabri locals Jameah Toomey and Alan Owens upskilled with Joblink Plus Training and now have new careers.

Jameah left school in Year 10 and took a job at McDonalds, before landing a job at a dental practice.

But when a position for a trainee administration assistant came up at Joblink Plus, Jameah jumped at it, and is now undertaking training while working.

Alan undertook a partial Certificate III in Hospitality through Joblink Plus Training. After completing the classroom course, Alan landed a position at the Adelong Motel in Narrabri, where he’ll finish his qualification.

Alan and Jameah are building on their skills, and progressing into further training. 

Joblink Plus Training Lead Trainer Leesa Mercer, who trained Alan, says: “We can get anything organised for students.”

HELPING HANDS: Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson and Tamworth Community College trainer Miranda Tapper. The college will hold workshops in coming months.

HELPING HANDS: Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson and Tamworth Community College trainer Miranda Tapper. The college will hold workshops in coming months.

The NSW Government has put its support behind jobseekers in regional communities, subsidising training in the job application process.

Eligible participants at Tamworth Community Collegecan access fully funded, interactive workshops over the next three months designed for people looking for their first job, their preferred job or a promotion.

“The college is doing a great job in getting our community into work, and this course will help put them at the front of the queue,” Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said.

Students will learn to identify transferable skills for job applications, create a resumé, complete a cover letter and address selection criteria.

The college’s executive officer Michelle Simpson said:

“The job market is incredibly competitive and it is often difficult and discouraging to apply for job after job and not get an interview.

“Our team of student support officers … will provide guidance in what to expect at a job interview and how to prepare to give yourself the best possible chance of impressing an employer.”

Workshops are being held January 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21 March and April 4 at the college.

Phone 6763 0630 for more information.

MBC Recruitment, in Marius Street, Tamworth, is a recruitment agency and employment services provider offering best practice services refined for three decades. MBC Recruitment delivers human resources and recruitment outsourcing solutions to clients in the government and private sectors

“We offer a personalised service and undertake to fulfil our responsibilities with honesty, integrity and confidentiality, respecting the interests of both the client and candidates,” New England and North West regional coordinator Crystal Canham said.

Crystal specialises in traffic control and labour hire. 

MBC Recruitment have numerous roles in a range of industries and are always seeking new applications from job seekers.

Careers Network is a not-for-profit organisation representing industry and education across the New England region.

“We work collaboratively with stakeholder groups, to strengthen partnerships between industry and education,”  youth caseworker Abi Blanch said.

“We aim to increase knowledge and opportunities for potential careers and also to further education for youth.”

Careers Network is a service provider of the Regional Vocational Education and Training pathways initiative, funded and supported by the NSW Government. This initiative supports 15 to 19-year-olds who are not in study or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work. For more information, phone 6763 4800.