Job Training Resources

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Further education and training are great ways to obtain new skills which can assist with gaining employment in various industries. Below are various avenues job-seekers can look at to enrol in education or training courses. 

Free online webinars for jobseekers

Free online webinars for jobseekers

We've hosted online webinars with expert panellists to assist jobseekers of the Yarra Ranges in their job search.

View webinar recordings and download resources: Watch here


Harvest Work Information Sessions

Want to learn more about harvest work?

Find out what's involved, how to apply and what support is available by watching our Harvest Work Information Webinar.

In this session you will:

  • Hear about seasonal jobs available in the Yarra Ranges.
  • How to find and apply for positions.
  • Hear from local seasonal workers about a day in their life and what to expect from these jobs.
  • Informal chat with Robyn from Yarra Valley Cherries, a local cherry farmer looking for staff

If you have any questions, please contact the business team on 1300 368 333 or by email at

Watch the Harvest Work Information Session


Government incentives for training and education

There is a wide range of government initiatives and websites relating to education and training.

Please click on the links below to find out more:

TAFE & University

For information on further education either through TAFE or Universities, please click on the websites listed below which provide a wide range of guidance:


Information about apprenticeships and traineeships can be found on the following websites:

Apprenticeship Training Organisations

These organisations match apprenticeships and employers and support the training throughout the apprenticeship. Please click on the links below:

Employment Programs: 

Registered Training Organisations (RTO's)

Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) are business that have been approved to provide nationally recognised training and qualifications.

The Australian Government MySkills website has a list of courses and provides by area. CIRE Training is a local training organisation based in Lilydale.

Learn local

Learn Local providers can help you get the skills you need for study, work and life. They offer a range of training programs that can help you return to study, improve your digital, reading, writing and maths skills, get a job, change careers or learn something new. Find out more information on the Learn Local website.

Neighbourhood houses

Neighbourhood Houses support in the development of vibrant, inclusive and connected communities and provide social and educational resources.

A list of local Neighbourhood Houses can be found on the Neighbourhood Houses Victoria website and on the Neighbourhood House Council web page.


Information on Work Experience & Volunteering can be found by visiting the following websites:


Eastern Regional Libraries provide internet access, computer and printing to use for job applications. Membership is free and as a member you also have free access to online learning, digital training, a career guide and CV tool. Visit the Eastern Regional Libraries website for more information.

To find your closest library visit the Yarra Ranges Council Library web page.

Online education resources

The job market has an urgency for Micro-Credentials – these mini qualifications and learning experiences are becoming the forefront of professional skill sets, with 95% of human resource managers actively seeking micro-credentials from potential candidates.

Micro-credentials are an increasingly common way to rapidly upskill in an area of interest and make you more competitive in job applications.

You can find a range of free and paid courses by visiting the MySkills website.

Visit these online course websites to find online education resources:

Job Demand and Outlook Employment Forecast

The National Skills Commission will identify current and emerging skills needs and develop nowcasting capability to understand the state of the labour market in almost real-time.

The Labour Market Information Portal brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market. Find out more on the portal website.

The Australian Government's Job Outlook has information that includes job tasks, pay and required job skill levels. Visit the Job Outlook website.

The myfuture website provides resources to explore career pathways and tools to develop self-knowledge to help with career decision making. Learn more on the myfuture website.