Forysthes Training August 2021 Update


  • Whitehaven Coal takes TAE40116 skillsets online
  • New Certificate IV Coal Mining RII40220 – Smart & Skilled funding available
  • Online training solves Covid-19 lockdown issues
  • Coaching and mentoring skillsets
  • TAE – You get what you pay for
  • Meet the team: Kate Thiel
  • NSW Smart and Skilled Partially Funded Qualifications and the latest training and development courses from Forsythes Training

Case study: Whitehaven Coal takes TAE40116 skillsets online

Whitehaven Coal is Forsythes Training’s first mining sector client to move to virtual classroom training which allowed them to continue their virtual TAE40116 training.

Eight staff from Whitehaven completed their three-day TAE industry training skillset this week. The staff were scheduled for face-to-face training but Covid-19 lockdowns & restrictions meant the training was moved to the online platform Zoom to bring all staff together with the trainer from their previous sites.

Using virtual classrooms, we can lock in and maintain Whitehaven’s critical training schedule into next year.  No interruptions or re-scheduling for either company.

The feedback from participants was very positive.

Read more.

NEW RII40220 Certificate IV In Surface Coal Mining – Smart & Skilled funding available

We’re now offering the nationally recognised RII40220 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) under NSW Training Services Smart and Skilled services. Save more than 60% on this qualification with the maximum enrolment fee of $2,400.

This is a mandatory qualification for people who don’t have an Australian University Bachelor of Mining Engineering but want to be an Open Cut Examiner (OCE) at a surface coal mine.

The new qualification complements our face-to-face group mentoring service for staff undertaking NSW Open Cut Examiners (OCE) written or oral examinations. We have a Covid-19 contingency in place if required and a new course starting in September.

Enrol today.

Online training solves Covid-19 lockdown issues

Forsythes Training's computer trainer, Wayne Robinson, training Council staff using Zoom

Forsythes Training is the expert in effective online training. Not just recorded videos and webinars, we create a virtual classroom using Zoom. Students still have two way access to an expert trainer and breakout rooms allow small group exercises and one-on-one support.

We’ve been quickly moving participants in face-to-face courses to online training. Online training is an increasingly popular option for our clients who want to train geographically dispersed staff together – Covid-19 or not.

We can provide every course via Zoom including Training and Assessment Education (TAE).

Read how Mid Coast Council ZOOMed into computer training.

Coaching and mentoring skillsets

Leaders, managers and supervisors need mentoring and coaching skills to be able to get the most from their teams. Coaching and mentoring helps to build skills faster, facilitates confidence, makes performance management easier and fosters trust between managers and their staff.

We integrate coaching and mentoring skills into our skillsets in supervisory leadership, mining and community services, as well as our customer engagement and performance management courses.

Forsythes Training also partners with My Blue Collar Coach (MBCC) to offer coaching programs for the blue collar sector. MBCC coaches have extensive experience in the area of mentoring and coaching apprentices and tradespeople.

Talk to us about mentoring and coaching today!

 TAE Training – You get what you pay for

Many trainer providers offer TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment and other training online. But students often get a one-way experience through recorded videos and webinars. Forsythes Training uses Zoom to create a virtual classroom experience.

With cut price training courses, providers cuts corners in quality, student support and flexibility. TAE40116 is a challenging qualification. You need expert, experienced trainers and flexible delivery to fit student’s work and family commitments. Extra student support makes getting qualified easier and more enjoyable.

Read our blog on the key problems people experience with budget TAE training and why Forsythes Training is the smarter, more effective, value for money option.

Meet the Team – Kate Thiel

Kate Thiel is one of our TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment trainers. Based in Sydney and delivers both virtual classroom and face-to-face delivery (hopefully again soon).

Kate has received great feedback from a Department of Defence participant for her course delivery.

The participant said that, while military training is extremely effective and efficient at providing operational outcomes, he found great value in undertaking the training through a private training provider. He said Kate excelled in providing a human element and subtlety in her training approach.

“Your ability to cater for all learners throughout the course was commendable.”

“You have vast knowledge of VET in a broad range of industries, and the ability to contextualise these concepts to the learner. I particularly enjoyed some of the soft skills in preparing the learner to accept instruction through relaxation techniques, stretching and sometimes music.”

NSW Smart and Skilled qualifications & our latest training and development courses

Forsythes Training is an approved NSW Smart and Skilled provider offering NSW employers and individuals the opportunity to gain a qualification at a reduced price. Smart and Skilled training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Some of our 2021 popular qualifications

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Virtual classroom Weekdays September programs

TAE40116 Certificate IV TAE40116 Upgrade – Newcastle – August

BSB 40520 Cert IV in Leadership and Management 2021

BSBWHS41419 Certificate IV Work Health & Safety 2021


Click here to see complete list of all our public scheduled short courses for 2021. We can offer dedicated events across NSW. Some popular programs are listed below.

Questions or more information on Forsythes Training courses?

If you have any questions about current or future training, or wish to talk to a trainer and assessor, please call (02) 4922 0122 or use our contact form. We are here to help.

Now is the time to get qualified.

Discover our areas of learning.

Forsythes Training is an established, trusted, quality training provider with an extensive list of corporate clients and individuals who have attended our training courses over the last twenty years in a variety of learning areas: