Our Heritage

VERTO is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) under a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) subtype. We began our life as a regional evening college in 1983. Since then, our growth has taken our services beyond the Central West region to stretch as far as Tweed Heads, Broken Hill and Albury. Our evolution has seen us grow to be one of the largest employment and training services providers in the country, offering a diverse range of services that provide a single point of contact for our clients. Our rural heritage and community support programs have shaped our unique approach.

We also now do so much more than courses and training. 

Our successful growth has been in direct response to community needs, and today our services include vocational training, employment, apprenticeships and community support as well as specialist programs to assist people with disability and Aboriginal communities.

This growth and diversity of services led to the decision to change the name of the organisation from Central West Community College to VERTO. This change took effect on 1 July 2012. But, while our name may have changed, our focus on transforming the lives of the local people, communities and industries we serve has remained steadfast.