The Scottish town of Stirling needs no introduction.

Best remembered in medieval times for the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, where William Wallace led a grossly outnumbered Scottish army in conquering its nemesis England, the infamous battle is as significant as any in Scotland’s history and successful struggle in finally gaining its independence from English rule.

The Stirling Institute of Australia (RTOID 21132) may not share the colourful history or drama of its Geographical namesake, however its position and relevance in the Victorian education and training sector is significant, and growing exponentially.

Now in its third year of existence, The Stirling Institute of Australia (SIA) continues to enhance its reputation as one of the most reliable and professional registered training organisations in Victoria.


Highly regarded for its diversification, flexibility and unwavering attention to detail, SIA deliver a broad range of qualifications across a variety of industries encompassing a widespread geographical reach throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

SIA’s courses are efficient in design and practical in method, run by highly talented, experienced trainers and reinforced by qualified support staff.

Qualifications range from Certificate I through to Diploma level, and include:
Certificate I in EAL (Access)(22250VIC)
Certificate II in EAL (Access)(22251VIC)
Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)
Certificate III in Food Processing (FDF30111)
Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) (Ageing) or (Ageing/Disability) Streams
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)
Diploma of Business (BSB50215)
Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)
Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (10177NAT)

The Stirling Institute of Australia has a clear and definitive emphasis on completion rates and employment outcomes for its students.

In its unwavering commitment to achieving this, SIA offer all students work experience or work placement throughout all of their programs, irrespective of whether the qualification requires It or not.

Not only is this an additional learning tool for students throughout their study, it is by far the most practical and realistic method of preparing students for future employment.


In contrast to other training organisations, Stirling meticulously review their students prior to the commencement of all of their programs to ensure they attract the most suitable students who are totally committed and dedicated to completing their respective qualifications.

Equally, SIA’s flexibility remains one of its strongest points of difference in comparison to other registered training organisations.

Innovative in their approach, Stirling’s philosophy with respect to training locations is consistent with their commitment to their students – if the interest is there, Stirling will come, and this is reflected by the numerous Victorian regional locations that currently incorporate SIA students and courses.

Stirling offers quality hands on training with a clear emphasis on the practical components associated with each qualification.

Their mantra of “We believe the best way to learn is to experience” is aptly reflected by the compulsory incorporation of a practical training venue or simulated lab at each of SIA’s training locations.


With a clear emphasis on health and wellbeing related qualifications, the importance of practical based training methods is as critical as it is effective, and the Stirling Institute of Australia continues to break new ground and be an industry leader in this regard.

SIA Director, David Youssf believes Stirling’s practical training methods and philosophy of aligning each and every student with the most appropriate qualification are two of the reasons why the company has flourished in its first two years of operation.

“We are strong in our belief at Stirling that the best way to learn is to experience – in a practical, hands-on, professional training environment,” Youssf says.

“We are meticulous in doing our due diligence on each and every student, not only to ensure they are suitable for their respective course but also to understand their needs and objectives and then developing a program that delivers on those requirements,” he adds.


The Stirling Institute of Australia is a rapidly growing training organisation providing quality education and training in a practical and professional learning environment.

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Released May 2018