Training Opportunities & Organisations

Re-training is always a good option to get a head start in the job market. Plus it is not as expensive or time restricted as it once was, with flexible programs and government supported courses. Below are some great institutes accessible from Stawell that might be able to help with your new career path.

Centre for Participation

The Centre for Participation changes lives and communities through local opportunities in community support, volunteering, learning and partnerships. We work with you to find the options you need to create the future you want and build the community you want to live in. We do this by connecting you with the learning, volunteering and community support services that suit you and open up the pathways to a different life.

Community Axis

Community AXIS Enterprises Inc. (CAEI) is a not for profit organisation based in Horsham and trading as AXIS Employment and AXIS Worx.

For over 20 years our organisation has successfully delivered government funded disability services to people with disability in Regional Victoria. CAEI was the first organisation to be funded in the Grampians Region to provide employment assistance to people with disability in the open labour market. | (03) 5381 1622

Deakin University

Deakin University offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world. With over 40 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin’s won numerous awards and teaches over 53,000 students each year. We offer our students world-class programs and endless opportunities. We’re known as a globally connected university, with five popular campuses – including our online Cloud Campus – and technology-rich learning centres across outer metropolitan Melbourne.

Federation University

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the nation’s leading regional universities. With a reputation for relevance and excellence, FedUni has a strong tradition of education and training delivery spanning more than 145 years. We were the nation’s first regional, multi-sector university and are the third oldest site of higher learning in Australia. We offer access to higher education, TAFE, secondary schooling and research opportunities. With campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera, our programs are also delivered online and via a range of partner institutes across Australia and around the globe.

Longerenong College

Historic Longerenong College, fondly known as Longy, is one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions specialising in agriculture and land-management. Longerenong College provides a healthy and vibrant learning and social environment where work and play go hand-in-hand to help you pursue your goals.


Welcome to MADEC, a community based not for profit business delivering Employment, Training and Community Development initiatives throughout Victoria, South Australian and New South Wales. | (03) 5358 6100

Seek Learning

As part of the SEEK family, SEEK Learning gives you the expert information you need to find the right course for your career. Helping Australians on their career journey is in our DNA. Our story started over 20 years ago with SEEK, now Australia’s leading job site. SEEK Learning soon followed, connecting job seekers with relevant, nationally recognised courses. Today, SEEK Learning has connected over 200,000 students with the right course for their career goals.

Simpsons Labour Hire

Simpsons is the recruitment team that make the task of finding work or covering staffing needs easy. We’re one of the leading recruitment agencies Ballarat, Stawell and Horsham people trust to handle all things related to labour hire and finding people jobs. For employers, we offer a comprehensive service backed by experienced staff who know regional industries and understand business needs. We handle all business recruitment and labour hire, can organise all work-related training matters expected of a recruitment agency, will arrange group training for an apprentice or trainee, or help your business advertise a job you want to promote online.

For job seekers, we’re a recruiter that can work with you personally to help you on your path to a successful and happy career. This is where we differ from other labour hire companies. Our dedicated staff want you to succeed and will take the time to work with you to find your ideal role. Job seekers can register for work with us in Stawell, Horsham or Ballarat by sending us their details, or take a look at the job vacancies available on our website. |


Delivering exceptional employment, education & training services to create prosperity for businesses, students & communities. Skillinvest is a leading provider of employment, education and training services throughout Victoria. Skillinvest also incorporates Longerenong College, one of Australia’s foremost institutions specialising in agricultural vocational education and training.

SkillsPlus & Brace Education & Training

SkillsPlus and BRACE are two not-for-profit organisations that run a diverse range of services, offering a pathway from education and training into employment. Our delivery is underpinned by our vision that social and economic participation should be a right of all individuals in our communities. We offer support to people from various backgrounds and abilities, including disengaged youth, migrants, long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, and those facing financial, learning or social barriers.

Stawell Neighbourhood House Inc

The Stawell Neighbourhood House Inc. is committed to identifying and responding to the changing needs of the Stawell and district community in an inclusive, accessible, creative and vibrant manner. The Stawell Neighbourhood House runs regular training programs for a range of courses including first aid, computer courses, food safety, responsive service of alcohol and English as a second language.

The Gordon

As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in Western Victoria. Students can choose from hundreds of short courses and nationally accredited qualifications across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create a pathway to University.


Western District Employment Access (WDEA) has been providing individualised employment services in western Victoria from 1989. Since then, WDEA has grown to become one of the largest community and employment service providers in the region, employing over 250 people across 15 different sites in a range of community based services and programs. As a not-for-profit, community based organisation, WDEA’s aim has always been to provide a quality service to individuals in our community who will benefit the most from our assistance. By successfully helping our clients we are able to direct many of the benefits we receive back into the community through financial assistance programs and additional services. | (03) 5358 2799