Welcome to Western College
Western College is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that contributes to the well-being of the community through the creation of opportunities for lifelong learning and vocational education and the development of educational pathways and services for members of the community.
Current Course Information
Are you interested in studying at Western College? Our courses are designed to help you learn in practical ways about specific job areas. We help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher levels of education. Contact our friendly staff today to learn more.
Here are some of our most popular courses on offer at Western College. For further information on any of our courses, please contact the office during business hours on 02 6884 2899.
License to Operate Forklift Truck
This unit specifies the outcomes required for the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes.
Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
Interested in starting a career in construction? This introductory course will ensure you meet the general level of occupational health and safety induction training for the construction industry, as required by NSW legislation.
Work Safely at Heights
The Statement of Attainment in Work Safely at Heights covers you to work at heights or depths in the civil construction, mining, drilling, extractive industries, or any industry involving people working in high places.
Work Zone Traffic Control
Controlling the flow of traffic in a public or private work zone setting is an important role, where the safety of both workers and the general public is at risk. This course will teach you how to liaise with drivers and control the flow of traffic.
Western College News
Western College hosted members of the community on Friday, September 8 in recognition of National Adult Learners' Week. The week aims to celebrate and embrace adults in learning, showcasing all of the opportunities available. At Western College, we have an...read more
What People Are Saying
What real people are saying about Western College and Alesco Learning Centre.
Firstly, I am a senior citizen and I have attended about 6 lots of Tech Savvy Courses for Seniors held at Dubbo since August 2016.
Although I have a reasonable basic knowledge of computers, I found the courses very beneficial and this enabled me to experience a much wider use of the internet. I have much more confidence in such things as Gmail; Apps; Podcasts; Facebook; Youtube; as well as buying online. The smaller classes enabled a more comprehensive coverage of each topic.
I would definitely recommend to any senior citizen who is computer “illiterate” seeking to use computers, iPads, tablets etc. to enrol in these courses.Colin Selwood