Wirraway offers training in SIS30413, Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation through a partnership with ABLE (Australian Based Learning Experiences[RTO No 70057). This is a nationally recognised qualification which enables our staff to run activities at the camp. All our staff have either already completed these studies, have qualifications in another area, or are experienced, supervised and ‘in-training’ as they complete these studies.
We also offer this Certificate III as a full-time live-in Student. Students work at Wirraway in return for their training for a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights per week, which includes the formal training time as they learn their skills. During the year there is also time set aside for christian discipleship to enable our students to spend time growing and developing their faith. Free food and board is provided. To be eligible to be a ’student’ with us, you must be at least 17, turning 18 within 6 months of beginning with us, have completed year 11, and have a Christian faith and a desire to communicate this with others. You will need to pass a National Police Check prior to beginning studies with us (or a Working With Children Check if in Victoria) as you will be placed at Wirraway supervising and instructing children.
As a caring community, the staff and management at Wirraway will do their best to make you feel welcome. Should you have any serious problems during your time with us, we will do our best to help you through them. We have contact with a number of different experts who we can put you in touch with for counselling, advice and support. Wirraway is flexible with training and provides help with learning problems that might arise during the year.
If you are interested in the Certificate III at Wirraway please read our Studying at Wirraway brochure (currently under review) and feel free to contact us if you have any further queries.