Education & training

YWCA Canberra’s qualified team of trainers and assessors deliver accredited courses and short workshops for individuals, government agencies, schools, private businesses and community organisations.

We deliver nationally accredited courses through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO National Number 1373) in early childhood and school age education and care, women’s leadership, and business administration.

We also deliver non-accredited training in preventing and managing violence against women, women’s leadership, diversity and inclusion, and gender equality.

Our team of trainers have particular expertise in working with students from diverse and complex backgrounds to achieve their full potential. We are proud of the supportive, inclusive and professional service we provide.

Note: all YWCA Canberra training courses are currently going ahead as planned. Social distancing and infection control measures will be in place.

Nationally accredited courses

The She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management provides female-identifying and non-binary people with the opportunity to gain the best-practice skills, theoretical knowledge, and networks to accelerate your leadership journey.

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Take the next step in your ECEC career! The Diploma will open up your career options so you can plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

The training teaches you to be aware of the developmental needs of children and introduces you to your roles and responsibilities in an ECEC setting. You will have opportunities to apply theories of child development in the workplace, and gain experience in interacting with children, families and your fellow workers through your practical placement.

With this qualification, you could become a centre director, an accredited trainer, work for a regulator, or even become a consultant working with services to improve their rating and assessment outcomes.

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Start your early childhood education and care career!

This qualification is also fantastic for people who work with children and want to improve their skills. You will learn industry best practice in educating and caring for children to help you make the most of your career and tailor your educational programs.

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Do you want a career helping the next generation develop and grow? Are you looking to improve your skills working with school age children? Or are you looking for a rewarding part-time or casual job?

There are lots of career options for people with qualifications in school age education and care. You could become a centre director, an accredited trainer, work for a regulator, or even become a consultant working with services to improve their rating and assessment outcomes.

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Do you want to understand business administration, IT techniques, customer service, workplace relationship building and working effectively as part of a team? This course is a great a stepping stone into an administrative or business role as Data Entry Operator, Junior Personal Assistant, Receptionist, Office Administration Assistant, Office Administrator and more.

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Are you looking to learn new skills to keep your organisation COVID safe? With YWCA Canberra’s infection control training, you can complete a nationally accredited skill set to help you and your organisation reduce the risk and transmission of infection.

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Non-accredited courses and workshops

Our Active Bystander Intervention Workshops invite workplaces to play a leadership role in preventing violence against women. Our evidence-based interactive three-hour workshop explores the link between gender inequality and violence against women. Upon completion participants will be empowered with practical tools and strategies to create safer and more respectful workplaces and communities.

Bystander approaches are the interventions that support individuals to intervene in violence, harassment or other anti-social behaviour in order to prevent and reduce harm to others. Research shows that bystander approaches are an effective way of preventing violence against women, especially domestic and family violence, sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence.

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We know that primary prevention is critical to ending violence against women – equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to have respectful relationships.

Our Respect Ed program caters to young people from primary school age through to adulthood.

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