Employability Skills Training

Employability Skills Training (EST) focuses on essential employment skills to transition into the workforce, achieve goals and connect with local employers. EST offers participants the opportunity to gain accredited and non-accredited industry specific skills to set them apart and stand out.

Interested in Hospitality?

Enrol in our Pathways to Industry training and walk away with accredited training including a certificate in Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), and the knowledge and capabilities to dive into employment.

Collaborate with consultants, trainers, and industry experts in identifying employment and further training opportunities within your local area relevant to skills, goals, and the local job market.

Build job search, workplace or industry-specific skills!

Delivered throughout the New England and Central West regions.

About the program

EST focuses on job preparation skills where we will research career opportunities and developing interview skills and industry awareness in an all-inclusive environment.

Our facilitator(s) brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from employment services and training to support the people we work with, along with other industry experts who can provide valuable insight into current employment requirements.

Gain the confidence and the know how to secure that job!

  • Delivered face to face and online.
  • Programs provide 75 hours of support and are held full-time (25 hrs per week) over 3 weeks or part-time (15 hrs per week) over 5 weeks.
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Skills Launchpad: Employment Basics

An introduction to essential workplace skills and applying for work.

  • Effective communication, teamwork and conflict techniques.
  • Use a variety of techniques & strategies to seek and apply for work.
  • Identify opportunities in the local labour market.
  • Understand employer expectations.
  • Essential & desirable criteria.
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter.
  • Strategic job search techniques.

Workplace Development: Local Industries

Reinforce prior knowledge and hone your customer service skills, targeting a variety of industries.

  • Develop job presentation skills.
  • Research career pathways.
  • Tailor resume and job application.
  • Introduction letters and application packages.
  • Develop interview skills.
  • Meet industry experts.
  • Gain valuable insight into current key local industry employment opportunities.
  • Onsite workplace tours with local employers.

Pathways to Industry

Focusing on individual areas of industry coupled with relevant accredited training.

  • Work/life balance
  • Managing tasks and relationships
  • The role of technology
  • Techniques and strategies
  • Problem-solving
  • Tailored resume and interview skill detailed to industry
  • Industry specific accredited training with certificate upon completion

Gunnedah - 7-24 May

For more upcoming dates
please contact below

or call 02 6764 6858

To participate in Employability Skills Training, you must be aged 15 years and over, and be:

  • Receiving a Centrelink payment with mutual obligation requirements, or the Disability Support Pension with compulsory participation requirements*
  • Participating in one of the following eligible employment services:
    • Workforce Australia Employment Services
    • Workforce Australia Online
    • Transition to Work
    • Yarrabah Employment Services
    • Disability Employment Services (Employment Assistance phase).

*Additional eligibility requirements may need to be met, if unsure please feel free to contact us on est@atplus.edu.au

How to get involved

Individuals self-managing through Workforce Australia Online can sign up for Employability Skills Training by: