Forysthes Training September 2021 Update


  • Fully subsidised emotional intelligence training workshop
  • First OCE course participants use Smart & Skilled training subsidies
  • Tomago zooms into TAE virtual classroom training
  • Don’t let COVID-19 make you drop the ball on WHS
  • Meet the team – Kristen Mead
  • NSW Smart and Skilled Partially Funded Qualifications and the latest training and development courses from Forsythes Training

Fully subsidised emotional intelligence training workshop

People experiencing reduced working hours, due to COVID lockdowns, can access our training in emotional intelligence at no cost to them this month.

Thanks to funding from the NSW Government (Locked Down, Skill Up), we’re offering a one-day, online, course on September 22.

The training will enhance an important skill and is a unit of competency in our Diploma of Leadership & Management. Research shows emotional intelligence is key for successful leaders and managers and is lacking in many Australian workplaces.

The virtual classroom course will be delivered live by a trainer over ZOOM, so it is just like being in a classroom.

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First OCE course participants use Smart & Skilled training subsidies

The first intake of our new, nationally recognised, RII40220 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) course started work this month. They took advantage of savings made available under NSW Training Services’ Smart and Skilled program.

Forsythes Training is the only NSW Smart & Skilled provider offering this essential upskilling program and pathway across NSW. The cost savings are more than 50%!

The 14 week, 14 workshop course is mandatory for people who want to be an Open Cut Examiner (OCE) at a surface coal mine but don’t have a Bachelor of Mining Engineering form an Australian University. The Course can initially be delivered via a virtual classroom before transitioning back to face-to-face when Covid-19 restrictions permit.

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Tomago zooms into TAE virtual classroom training

Picture this. A Tomago Aluminium employee is in his backyard conducting a safe manual handling task. His peers are assessing him, via ZOOM, from Tomago’s training room or their backyard. Their trainer is supervising from her home office.

Even before lockdowns were in force, Tomago thought it had no choice but to reschedule its face to face TAE40116 Skill Sets training.

Enter our virtual classroom solution. With virtual classroom, staff still interact with the trainer, and each other, via the main classroom and breakout rooms. And people can complete assessments, even from their backyard.

Some staff were initially hesitant about using ZOOM but soon saw it was it easy to use and interactive.

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Don’t let COVID-19 make you drop the ball on WHS

It is important that COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions don’t force you to drop the ball on essential WHS training.

We can offer all  WHS courses online via virtual classroom including the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and the one day WHS Responsibilities For Supervisors workshop.

Staff from various sites and those at home can come together to complete training, live with the trainer. Just like they are in a classroom.

If COVID-19 restrictions have tightenmed your training budget, let us help you see if Smart and Skilled government subsidies are available for your WHS training.

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Meet the Team – Kristen Mead

Kristen is a trainer and provides support for our training and assessment education TAE and leadership and management accredited courses as well as other business training programs.

She brings practical business experience to the classroom after an extensive career in retail management, including owning and running her own boutique as well as being a manager for large fashion retailers.

Kristen has had a management and training role for another Registered Training Organisation.

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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 – September programs

BSB 40520 Cert IV in Leadership and Management 2021 – October start. Virtual classroom or Face-to-Face

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: