Castle Personnel – Course Offerings

How do I enrol?

We run these courses regularly, however we require ample enrolment commitment and numbers! Please join our wait list below for your chosen course to be alerted should a position become available.

Are You Eligible?

The ACE Program is funded by the NSW Government to assist learners who need extra support or assistance with their education. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

You may be eligible for ACE funding if you are:

  • 15 years old or over, and
  • no longer at school, and
  • living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas), and
  • an Australian citizen; or a permanent Australian resident; or a New Zealand citizen; or a humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.


If affected by NSW COVID-19 lockdowns, you may be able to access ACE funding if you can demonstrate that you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Resides in an address that has been impacted by a COVID lockdown; or
  • Are receiving government COVID support payments; or
  • Have lost employment as a result of COVID; or
  • Continues to experience significant hardship due to a past lockdown (since July 2021); or
  • Are needing to transition to another industry as a result of COVID; or
  • Are experiencing challenges due to dealing with outcomes of COVID lockdowns.

Disadvantaged Students with Barriers to Access

You may qualify for ACE funding if you are a disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
  • Have a disability or be a dependent child, spouse or partner of a person with a disability; or
  • Be a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Be experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or relevant support agency; or
  • Someone who has English as an additional language and who is unable to effectively participate in the community or in employment.


      Be experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in   training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills where you require considerable additional support
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on your educational achievement
  • Significant educational disadvantage that impacts your ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit, Proof of Visa Type (if applicable) and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.

Regional & Remote Students

You may qualify for ACE funding if you are NOT a disadvantaged student, but you live or work in a Regional or Remote location:

  • Regional or Remote Location is any location that is not classified as “Major Cities (RA1)” on the following website: or as advised otherwise by the Department.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

  • Students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT PERMITTED to enrol into this program under any circumstances

This training supports eligible students who are not ready to undertake a Full Qualification.

Our ACE programs will help you to develop the foundational skills to undertake training in a Smart and Skilled full qualification or gain employment.

  • Students who ARE CURRENTLY undertaking higher education including: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors Degree or higher are NOT PERMITTED to enrol in into this program.

If you have completed a full qualification recently please contact the college 02 4348 4300 prior to enrolling.

Delivery Mode

Industry Essentials and Multi Trade Taster will be delivered face-to-face at our Campuses.

Stay Connected courses will be delivered live via Zoom.

What Do You Need?

Industry Essentials

Students must bring 100 points of ID for regulated courses.

Multi Trade Taster

Students are required to wear the appropriate PPE for this course,  you will be required to wear the following each day;

  • Long pants & long sleeve shirt
  • Steel capped work boots

Students must bring 100 points of ID on White Card day.

Stay Connected - Art & Cooking

These live workshops will be run by our industry expert trainers using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

You will need:

  • A Windows or Mac computer with a camera and microphone
  • A reliable internet connection
  • The Zoom app and Chrome browser installed

Each workshop will be limited to 6 students, and you must enrol to participate.

Zoom meeting details for each workshop will be provided once you have enrolled.

What Happens Next?

Following your wait list application, the College will monitor applications and work to schedule a course when student numbers are sufficient. We will then alert you should a position within the course become available.

Industry Essentials - Wait List

Are you loooking to update your current skill-set and gain essential tickets to allow you to reenter the  workforce? Look no further then our Industry Essentials program! After successful completion of this program, participants will receive the essential industry tickets required to work in a variety of occupations including bars, clubs, cafes, gaming outlets and within the construction industry.

Units of Competency

Assessments are made against units of competency.

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Stay Connected Art - Wait List

Connect with your community, have fun and explore your creativity through a variety of art techniques and practices with our new course! Our Stay Connected- Art program is delivered over 3 sessions and includes crafting your own 'dream pot', using acrylic paints on canvas to show how you perceive gratitude and explore your creativity by creating a mask that represents you as an individual.

Our team will send a customised art and craft kit straight to your home. This entire process will be guided by a fully qualified and experienced art trainer. Additionally, you can also share this experience with your children in the comfort of your own home.

Non-Accredited Units

CSO202103  Moulding minds through art 
CSO202101   Creating gratitude through art 
CSO202102  Masking change through art 

Please note that CSO202103 Moulding minds through art, CSO202101 Creating gratitude through art and CSO202103 Moulding minds through art are Non-Accredited Modules.

Stay Connected Cooking - Wait List

Connect with your community, have fun and learn some simple tips and tricks to cook large healthy meals for your family on a budget and with under 6 ingredients! Over two sessions you will learn tips to plan and budget for nutritious and healthy family meals, how staple pantry items can be used in everyday cooking.

In this course you will learn how to cook two fun and delicious meals; a Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake, and  Pesto Chicken and Pumpkin Spaghetti. You will be guided through this step-by-step process by our fully qualified and experienced hospitality “foodie” trainer.  

Non-Accredited Units

CSO202033 Read and interpret recipes 
CSO20234 Prepare and Serve Meals  
CSO202004 Nutrition and Healthy Eating 
CSO202038  Cooking on a budget  

Please note that CSO202033 Read and interpret recipes, CSO20234 Prepare and Serve Meals, CSO202004 Nutrition and healthy eating and CSO202038 Cooking on a budget are Non-Accredited Modules.

Multi Trade Taster - Wait List

Are you Passionate about starting a career in the Engineering Trade? Then look no further than our Multi-Trade Taster Workshop! This course has been specifically designed by our training team to help those looking at starting work in the engineering industry. Throughout this course students will gain hands on experience by completing a combination of theoretical and practical training.

Units of Competency

Assessments are made against units of competency.

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

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