The School of Volunteer Management (SVM), a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) No 90031, is the training arm of The Centre for Volunteering.

It aims is to enhance the development of volunteering in the community by assisting organisations and individuals to maximise their potential through the provision of high-quality volunteer management education and training activities.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Get Professional Qualifications with The Centre for VolunteeringAllowing individuals to obtain nationally recognised qualifications at certificate and diploma level relevant to not-for-profit organisations. Students can achieve their qualification through formal course work by distance learning or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or a combination of these.



Professional Development (PD) Workshops
For many years the skilled trainers of the School have delivered high-quality professional development training to thousands of volunteers, coordinators, managers and management committee members throughout NSW. The School offers over 20 Professional Development Workshops.

Check the calendar to find the next scheduled workshops

Bridge to Volunteering
Bridge to VolunteeringThis two-hour introduction to volunteering and is run weekly at The Centre for Volunteering’s Sydney office and is free. For our next session, check our event calendar.

The course is also conducted for organisations, usually on-site, and fees apply (refer to details in customised training)



Customised Training
Designed to meet an organisation’s specific needs and requirements and is delivered on-site for the client. To discuss your specific training needs phone us on 02 9261 3600 or email