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Training & Development

Get the skills you need for the future you want.

OAK Training and Development delivers inclusive education and training programs that set you on the path for the future you want. Our programs develop potential by improving pathways to further education, employment and lifelong learning.

Our personalised programs are specifically targeted for eligible participants with a disability and will teach you core work skills. These programs can improve employability skills or be a doorway to further learning with other organisations such as TAFE or University.

Our qualified and friendly trainers use practical and engaging teaching methods to motivate students and make learning fun. Trainers build rapport and trust with participants. Participants get actively involved in their own learning with assistive technology available.

How we work with you


Transition to Work

If you want to get a job, we can help you get there. This program develops the skills and/or qualifications needed to successfully secure and maintain employment. It is ideally suited to young people who have a strong desire to work, are leaving school or have left school.

The program looks at your strengths and adapts to your individual needs, interests and goals. We work in partnership with employers, families, schools and other support networks to make sure you get the best outcomes.

Read about our new Horticulture Program offered at Grove Heritage Nursery.

The program combines four main elements:

Employment Skills:
This covers a range of topics such as how to find a job, dress and hygiene, preparing a resume, punctuality and attendance, workplace literacy and more. We also offer a range of work experience, volunteering and workplace visits to discover areas of interest and gain practical workplace skills.

Vocational Education and Training:
We provide a range of in-house accredited training and foundational skills. Non-accredited training includes Language, Literacy and Numeracy, financial management, how to use personal computers, mobile phones and digital devices. We can also link participants to other training providers.

Personal Development:
Learning can include social skills, communication skills, anger management, travel training, cooking, shopping, time management and more.

Health and Wellbeing:
Topics include fitness, sport and recreational activities, grooming and personal hygiene, social participation in the community, healthy and nutrition and more.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

These are essential skills that enable people to participate fully in the community and increase employability.

This program covers five core skills: learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. Our specialist trainers customise resources to suit each participant’s learning level, ability and learning style.

Learning is reinforced by using practical real-life examples and environments. Trainers use creative teaching methods to engage students and adapt resources according to your area of interest. This can include music, art classes to build fine motor skills, numeracy games etc. Learning tools include iPads and specialist computer equipment.

Accredited Training

OAK is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 1098). Our current Nationally Recognised Training Programs are:RTO_Logo

  • Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT10115):
    gain the foundation skills and knowledge to use a personal computer and digital devices, perform digital literacy and use a range of software
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT20115):
    develop further digital media and technology skills with focus on working environment
  • Certificate II in Business (BSB20115):
    gain basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work in a variety of business environments
  • Course in Work Skills for Life (10075NAT):
    work skills for people looking to gain employment

Training costs can be covered by your NDIS plan.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

We are proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The program aims to equip participants aged 14-25 with skills for life and work. Participants are challenged to complete activities that develop confidence, independence, responsibility and a focus on community. OAK is currently the only disability provider in the State to offer this program. Read about our previous Awardees.

Work experience

OAK Training and Development can offer on the job training and work experience as part of the Transition to Work program. We match a suitable workplace with participant’s interests. Options include open employment, OAK businesses, volunteering or starting up your own business. Open work placements have included businesses in the following sectors – recreation, hospitality, retail, gardening and postal services.

Our businesses

OAK businesses operate in highly competitive commercial markets and offer training that meets industry standards. As federally-funded Australian Disability Enterprises, the businesses provide a supportive environment for employment and training of people with disabilities. Work experience opportunities are available at Oakdale Industries and Walkabout Industries.

Find out more

Download the OAK Training and Development Brochure and call us for a chat on (03) 6208 0600.

Freecall: 1300 067 842

Or contact us.


“Transition to Work helped me gain the skills to take the next step in finding a job. I feel happy I am moving forward in my life”

– Hayley, a participant in the Transition to Work program. Read Hayley’s story here.

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