September 2020 – Tips & latest training to develop your skills post Covid-19


  • Case study – Hunter Surf Life Saving upgrades TAE skills online
  • What others are saying about TAE training via Zoom
  • Course spotlight: Work, Health and Safety
  • ICAM helps WHS personnel investigate incidents
  • Meet the Team: Darren Wiggins
  • NSW Smart and Skilled Partially Funded Qualifications and the latest training and development courses from Forsythes Training

Case study – Hunter Surf Life Saving upgrades TAE skills online

Forsythes Training delivered TAE40116 upgrade qualifications to Hunter Surf Life Saving members online via ZOOM

Hunter Surf Life Saving (HSLS) Director of Education, and a former workplace trainer, Gail Henderson, was initially hesitant about delivering Training and Assessment Education TAE40116 upgrade training solely online.

But she says the feedback from training participants was that they enjoyed using ZOOM and found it easy to use. Gail says the use of breakout rooms within ZOOM made the training and assessment of students work seamlessly.

The 13 volunteer members have now successfully upgraded their competencies.


What others are saying about TAE training via Zoom

Here’s what Karina Braithwaite, HR Officer at Delta Electricity has to say about doing her TAE 40116 course via our virtual classroom using ZOOM.

“I have found the TAE training using Zoom to be just as effective as face to face sessions. The use of breakout rooms has been fantastic, as we are still able to interact as we would in the classroom. I have also found the recordings to be very useful as well, as I have been able to rewatch some areas that I have needed to refresh, or able to catchup if I have missed a session. Yvette has been a great trainer and is able to deliver the content to the participants in a very clear manner. Thoroughly enjoying the training!”


Course spotlight: Work, Health and Safety

Work Health Safety (WHS) is more than just safety. It about the overall well-being of staff, risk analysis and mitigation, and getting staff back to work after injury. Our, nationally accredited, Cert IV course (BSB41419) can be delivered on site or online over 10 or 12 months. We also run a BSB51319 Diploma course too. Smart and Skilled training subsidies may be available for you or your team.

Undertaking regular training in WHS is an important part of the NSW Maintenance of Competence Scheme for those working in mining with practising certificates issued by the Resources Regulator. Forysthes Training has courses, workshop and sample training plans to help you meet Scheme requirements.


ICAM helps WHS personnel investigate incidents

Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) is becoming the preferred method for investigating incidents as a required skill for WHS personnel. Forysthes Training offers the only ICAM course in Newcastle but students can now also complete the two day course online via our virtual classroom using ZOOM.


Meet the team – Darren Wiggins

Darren draws on a vast experience across an eclectic career path, to train and assess nationally accredited qualifications and short courses in Leadership and Management, Training and Assessment Education and Risk Management.

He has a great understanding of both the blue-collar and white-collar sectors.

A product of the VET sector himself, Darren is passionate about the value the VET sector provides to organisations, workers, and the economy alike.


NSW Smart and Skilled qualifications & the 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.

Face to Face Weekdays Newcastle
Face to Face Parramatta


Click here to see complete list of all our public scheduled short courses for 2020, we can offer dedicated events across NSW. Some popular programs 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.

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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: