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Education and Training

Career Action Plan

Learn Local and VET 

The Career Action Plans for young people in Years 11 and 12, and for young people studying with VET providers or in the Learn Local adult community education sector, concentrate on career management information through additional components that specifically address career choices and the attributes and skills required to achieve them. The additional components include:

My Future: Career exploration information to assist young people to consider attributes, skills, education/training requirements, courses and labour market information relating to their career choices.

My Plan: Career management information to assist young people to reflect on past goals before setting new goals that align with their career choices.
Another component of the Career Action Plan involves the six steps in a young person’s acquisition of skills and knowledge for lifelong career self-management. Although young people complete all six steps each year, the Career Action Plans focus on a different step each year. The six steps are:

  • Discover: young people discover their strengths and talents;
  • Explore: young people explore the world of work and their place in it
  • Focus: young people focus on their values and interests
  • Plan: young people use decision-making skills to plan their learning and career programs;
  • Decide: young people decide on their best options and opportunities; and 
  • Apply: young people apply their skills and knowledge to their learning and career planning.


The My Skills website aims to connect students and employers with training organisations and provides information about Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia.



Pre-Accredited Training

Benefits to Learners

Pre-accredited programs are short modular courses designed for learners to gain confidence and skills. They focus on creating pathways to nationally accredited training or employment.

Pre-accredited training has an emphasis on those learners who have not achieved Year Nine or an equivalent qualification. And it addresses the particular needs of those adults who have experienced barriers to education in the past and find it difficult to undertake accredited programs as their first step back into education and training.

Pre-accredited Programs

Employment Skills - Training in basic skills to support work or further learning, such as communications, teamwork and problem solving, job search skills.

Vocational Programs - Vocational education that assists people with skills acquisition required for specific occupations to start work, return to work or to change jobs.

Adult Literacy and Numeracy - Training in literacy and numeracy skills including teaching English language to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Funding Bodies & Grants 

Adult Education classes that are subsidized by Adult Community & Further Education are marked with the * in our course guide.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following funding bodies:

Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE – Learn Local)
Department of Education and Training (DET)



Haddon Community Learning Centre 

Pre-Accredited Training Programs

Pre-accredited programs on offer in 2016 are:

Computer classes:

Intel Learn Easy Steps Program Level 1 and Level 2 - these programs provide you with a certificate of attainment provided on successful completion.

iPads and Tablets for Beginners

Office and Volunteer Office Skills Course

Advanced Cameras and Computers

Career Courses:

Introduction to Horticulture and Permaculture

Introduction to Animal Studies

Flexi Computing - Essential Computers - a course of all online study or with some face-to face sessions.

Online - Sustainable Farming


Accredited Certificate Courses

Accredited programs on offer in 2016 are:

Certificate III in Animal Studies

Certificate II in Horticulture

First Aid Certificate Classes including:

Level 1 and Level 2

Food Safety Level 1 - SITXFSA101 - available in-house, online or via correspondence.

Food Safety Supervisor Course - SITXFSA101 - available through online study and correspondence.

Also available:


Induction White Card (OH&S)

Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Call us to discuss your training needs and career pathways on 5342 7050.

Accredited Training

USI - Unique Student Identifier

If you are undertaking accredited training in 2015 you will need a USI number.

“In a major step towards making unnecessary training a thing of the past, the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office opened its doors in mid-October 2014.
Every year, many Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training. And getting the right skills when and where industry needs them is a key building block to Australia’s future prosperity. The USI will build a structure that supports targeted training for the needs of industry.
For Australian industry and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the USI information means:

  • Less time in waiting for job applicants to confirm their nationally recognised training qualifications
  • Evidence-based smarter regulation for the reduction of poor quality training
  • Sharing of training information will make it easier for training providers and for Australian businesses
  • Greater efficiency in managing interactions with governments and regulators, a simplifying of government VET program eligibility and entitlement processing

From 1 January 2015, a USI is required before training organisations can issue any student their statement of attainment or certificate.

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The Study Assist website provides information to current and prospective students about Australian Government assistance for financial tertiary study including information about subsidised fees and government loans.