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About Us

Northern Rivers is all about making study feasible for everyone.

The main training campus is located in Lismore, within an amazing restored heritage home. This is where the campus manager Julie and her husband John are located and work tirelessly to ensure that that your educational journey is smooth and enjoyable. Along with the Lismore campus, Northern Rivers is home to three other state-of-the-art training locations situated in Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads.

Everyone’s different, so learn in a place that suits you.

These training locations have been developed to make gaining a qualification easy for everyone. All locations have qualified and experienced trainers and the contemporary equipment, making a fabulous studying and learning environment.

If you’re a community service worker looking for professional development, you can also join weekend workshops. The workshops cover a variety of topics such as grief and loss, suicide intervention, and case management. Get in contact with Julie or John today for more course or workshop information.


Contact This Campus
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Campus Managers, Julie Hession, has lived in the beautiful Northern Rivers for over 15 years. Julie, previously a primary and secondary teacher, has spent much time travelling throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East as well as training with Government and Private Schooling Sectors. She and her husband John, who is Northern Rivers Financial Manager, make a dynamic team working together to support students.Although widely travelled, Julie has always been passionate about inspiring positive change within her local Northern Rivers and Far North Coast communities. With Community Training Australia, she has been able to effectively provide life-changing training within the community service areas. Founded in 2012, the Northern Rivers Campus has grown significantly within its three years of operation, starting in a small local town (Kyogle), the Campus now trains within Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads.

Contact Information

1300 266 686

488 Ballina Road, Goonellabah NSW 2480

488 Ballina Road, Goonellabah NSW 2480


Class Times

Block Study:
9:00am – 4:30pm