Trade Skills Courses


Learn the skills to volunteer or get a job in Horticulture.

Do you have a green thumb and a love of the outdoors?

Certificate II in Horticulture will give you a taste for a career in this rewarding industry.

Learn from GOTAFE's leading horticulture experts, who will give you work ready skills in growing and caring for plants, including propagation and a range of landscape projects.

We are partnering with GOTAFE. (GOTAFE is the trading name of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, RTO - 3094, CRICOS - 03654D)

Fees to be confirmed

Now taking expression of interest for 2021.


Provide First Aid


We have a great service now with delivery of the Apply First Aid Course being offered every second month.

On offer is CPR, Refresher and the Full course (Online or pre-work book component required before the day for the Full course).

Also available if needed: Asthma & Anaphylaxis  for minimum of 4 participants.


Also a new requirement is to apply for a USI (Unique student identifier) this is an easy process that can be done online.


A pre-reading manual will be sent to participants.

Refresher required every 3 years, CPR must be updated every 12 months.


Dates : 16th April & 18th June

Cost: Provide First Aid $190, Refresher $190, CPR $90, 

Anaphylaxis $70



HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (2020)

Course delivery: This unit will be delivered in a blended learning style. The theory component must be completed online prior to training day, plus approximately 4 hours face-to-face training (practical component).

Women in the Men's Shed

An opportunity for the ladies of the community to come down and expand their knowledge and skills with woodwork, tools, and other general maintenance. We are making a chopping board!!!

Four themes to cover all bases:

Plumbing - tap washers, leaking pipes or overflowing gutters

Garden - lawn mower maintenance, tools to have or not to have

Car & mechanics - know about your car or change your tyres/wheels.

Wood work - fix your door hinges, recycle a piece of timber into something beautiful.

The workshops will develop depending on how creative the participants want to be.

Date & Time: To be advised

5:30 - 8:00pm (5 sessions)

Course Fee: $21.60 + Amenities $15.00 + Manual $33.40

Cost: $70.00 ACFE subsidised (Full Fee: $240.00)


Farm Chemical Users 

This two day course provides the required training for many Industry Quality Assurance Programs and is necessary to apply for the Victorian Agricultural Chemical Users Permit. 


This course will cover:

  • Determining the need for chemical use

  • Preparing application/spray plan

  • Preparing chemical mixes

  • Calibrating application equipment

  • Applying chemicals

  • Cleaning equipment and complete records

  • Transport and handle chemicals and biological agents

  • Store chemicals in the workplace

  • Record storage details


Dates and Times to be confirmed 


Chainsaw Operations

This short course is designed for people working in the basic operation of chainsaws and Pole saws for basic cross cutting.

The two day course is designed to provide skills in the operation of chainsaws and the promotion of safe working practices for people with limited experience of chainsaws.

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in the following:

  • Chainsaw selection

  • Personal protective equipment selection and use

  • Safety procedures and guidelines

  • Sharpening and maintaining chainsaws

  • Site assessment

  • Cross cutting procedures

  • Pole saw operations (FWPCOT3228)

  • Operate and maintain chainsaws (AHCMOM213)

  • Trim and fell trees (FWPCOT2239)


Date and Time:TBA

Cost: TBA


Snow Sports Technician Course

  • LOCATION:        BRIGHT CHALET, 113 Delany Ave, Bright

  • DATES:             Friday 4th June - Sunday 6th June

  • COST:               $390  BYO Lunch or Lunch Box Order for Friday & Sunday.                                                      Morning and afternoon tea are provided.


The Snow sports training course will enter its 16th consecutive year offering tuition and hands on training to current and prospective employees within the snow sports industry. The course will run over 3 days including 10 key modules and 4 group sessions. 


AIM: The course is designed to teach new and prospective employees the skills required to work in a retail and/or rental ski outlet and show a high level of proficiency. For employers, the course accelerates the learning skills of new employees and maximizes their potential in store from day 1.


All bookings to be made through Mt. Beauty Neighbourhood Centre.