We support individuals to develop skills to gain employment or undertake a training course to further develop life skills. Individuals can develop their skills by working within Windarring businesses, in other local businesses or by undertaking various courses with local training providers. A relationship with the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre was developed to deliver five pre-accredited courses. Four of these courses were delivered from our new training Hub at 58 Mollison Street in Kyneton. Hospitality Training was delivered from our Hutton St, Kyneton location where our commercial kitchen is located. Windarring received a Stronger Communities Program Grant through Federal Labor member Lisa Chesters for $15,000 which has allowed Windarring to purchase new tables, chairs and soon to be arriving laptops for a new training hub.

Accredited courses

Certificate 1 Transition Education
This course aims to provide people with a disability with the skills to access a preferred option such as further education or entry into employment. The Certificate I in Transition Education is intended to support learners with additional support needs to develop the skills to find the most appropriate option for them in the community. This may include employment, volunteer work or further study. Areas of study include personal development, travel and recreation, planning your future, learning about numbers and digital literacy and more.

Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Recognise and use time, Write simple words, Recognise the use of coins and notes, Recognise basic mathematical symbols and processes. The Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy supports the development of literacy and numeracy skills of assisted learners. Participants are able to develop skills and knowledge which are useful for everyday situations. Topics include reading and writing simple texts, maths skills including; different types of measurement and money.

Pre-accredited courses

This course has focused on teaching basic cooking skills and gaining knowledge, regarding food groups, healthy eating, cooking equipment and cooking techniques. Each week there is a focus on developing a menu item and cooking these in our supported commercial kitchen facility.

Horticulture and Gardening Skills
Learn basic gardening skills and get involved in group activities, a great way to learn more about healthy foods and to get outdoors! This year the focus project has been to design and build wicking beds which are a unique and increasingly popular way to grow vegetables. For some these skills will enable them to ‘have a go’ at their own veggie patch at home! Or to get involved in community projects.

Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. In our tailor-made training facility at Mollison street, students have been gaining support to develop personal IT projects including exploring music, Writing online diaries and online communication skills. We have recently seen the installation of a large wall mounted ‘Interactive screen’ in our training facility, students have really enjoyed using this and it has proven to be a great learning aid in the ICT program.

Life Skills
Our life skills program has been hugely popular this year and has assisted individuals to develop an understanding of Caring for health and wellbeing, Being independent in everyday activities, Communication with others and what to do in an emergency. Understanding self/Importance of relationships/Personal wellbeing, Community access and Self-organisation.


2018 Training Schedule

All courses will be delivered based on minimum numbers being achieved. Please contact us, if you wish to express interest in any of our courses for 2018.

Pre-accredited courses

Cooking for Healthy Living program
Cooking for Healthy Living program will cover the following areas: Health & Nutrition, Planning home cooked meals, Budgeting, Reading and writing recipes, Numeracy skills, Practical cooking sessions

IT Computers & Digital Literacy
Computers and digital literacy program will cover the following areas: Introduction to computers, Microsoft Word, E-mail, Keyboard skills

Investigating learners permit and road safety
Investigate your Learners Permit & Road Safety program will cover the following areas: Investigate the process for obtaining learners permit, Explore reasons for preparing to apply for a learner permit, Interpret signs, symbols related to road safety, Traffic regulations and rules, Guest Speaker: local road safety officer

Human relations and self-growth
Human Relations & Self Growth program will cover the following areas: Personal Hygiene, Discuss actions to manage common illnesses and ailments, Investigate information about health and social problems relating to alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, Infections and diseases that are sexually acquired and transmitted

Accredited Courses

• Certificate I In Transition Education 22301VIC
• Certificate I In Work Education 22302VIC
• Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy 22293VIC
• Certificate I In Skills for vocational pathways FSK10213