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Welcome to Western College

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Western College is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that contributes to the wellbeing of the community through the creation of opportunities for lifelong learning and vocational education and the development of educational pathways and services for members of the community.

In October 2018, Western College was acquired by VERTO, an award winning, not-for-profit organisation assisting businesses and individuals with all their apprenticeship, employment and training needs.

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Current Course Information

Are you interested in studying at Western College? Our courses are designed to help you learn in practical ways about specific job areas. We help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher levels of education. Contact our friendly staff today to learn more.

Popular Courses

Here are some of our most popular courses on offer at Western College. For further information on any of our courses, please contact the office during business hours on 02 6884 2899.

Get a License to Operate a Forklift Truck with Western College

TLILIC0003 License to Operate Forklift Truck

This unit specifies the outcomes required for the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes.

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Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) from Western College

CPCCWHS1001 Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)

Interested in starting a career in construction? This introductory course will ensure you meet the general level of occupational health and safety induction training for the construction industry, as required by NSW legislation.

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Work Safely at Heights with certification from Western College

RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

The Statement of Attainment in Work Safely at Heights covers you to work at heights or depths in the civil construction, mining, drilling, extractive industries, or any industry involving people working in high places.

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RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

In this course you will learn about the hazards associated with working at heights, the function and operation of basic height safety equipment, inspection and maintenance requirements for equipment used to work at heights and legislative requirements. On successful...

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Service above and beyond! Shannon McKeller would like to recommend everyone to complete the Traffic Control course with Western College. "The course was everything I wanted, I received my SOT's quickly and also obtained employment" "Western College staff went above and beyond to help me find accommodation and provided me with all the information and support I needed". Shannon McKeller


Firstly, I am a senior citizen and I have attended about 6 lots of Tech Savvy Courses for Seniors held at Dubbo since August 2016.

Although I have a reasonable basic knowledge of computers, I found the courses very beneficial and this enabled me to experience a much wider use of the internet.  I have much more confidence in such things as Gmail; Apps; Podcasts; Facebook; Youtube; as well as buying online.  The smaller classes enabled a more comprehensive coverage of each topic.

I would definitely recommend to any senior citizen who is computer “illiterate” seeking to use computers, iPads, tablets etc. to enrol in these courses.

Colin Selwood

Senior Citizen