Vocational training

Non-workshop training opportunities

DCS maintains a strong partnership with external training providers to deliver many of these qualifications as well as delivering several vocational qualifications through VTEC-SA.

At some sites training in more diverse skills exists, such as Certificate III in Microbusiness and Certificate II in Women’s Studies.

This training broadens horizons for participants and helps them gain a valuable insight into the opportunities that education and vocational training offers.

Short course training

These courses deliver valuable job ready skills. Centres such as Cadell Training Centre deliver skill set and high risk licence qualifications.

These include:

  • Forklift licence
  • White card
  • Full car licence and class C assessment
  • Backhoe licence
  • Chainsaw operations
  • Fell small trees with advanced techniques training
  • Truck MR licence
  • Skid steer operations certificate
  • Work zone traffic management, and
  • Barista training.

Training opportunities are are also provide as part of our work programs.

Vocational training benefits

Research has conclusively shown that incarcerated prisoners who engage in education and vocational training have far lower levels of returning to prison. They also integrate into the community better upon release.

We are actively working towards providing the best work opportunities linked to real training skills and qualifications to help offenders address their offending behaviours.

How to get on a vocational training course

Prisoners need to speak to their case manager who will discuss the various options available.