About us:

Northern Volunteering Education and Training Services (NVETS) is a Registered Training Organisation of Northern Volunteering (SA) (NVSA) based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia – RTO provider number 40831

NVETS has been established to meet an increasing community need to provide accredited training for the total volunteer sector – all our courses have been developed with specific emphasis to enhance the performance and opportunities of volunteers and volunteer managers.

In partnership with TAFE and other Registered Training Organisations, NVSA has also been delivering accredited training in recent years.

In 2013 NVSA won an award for its Professional Development Training year. The accredited volunteer management qualifications currently being offered are modelled on this award wining program. The training material has been carefully mapped to ensure that all governmentally required performance criteria, elements, etc have been covered, while meeting the requirements we have deemed necessary to develop volunteer managers to the higher standards we have set ourselves.

Active Volunteering and Community Service training consists of a series of 6 one-day modules designed specifically around the generis skills required by most volunteers to be in volunteer work. Moving from developing an awareness of who you are to your role in the organisation, the Modules take participants on a highly effective journey.

As part of your involvement, you will be undertaking up to 50 hours of volunteer activities through an approved organisation. Running over approximately 20 weeks, these activities provide the basis for learning and assessment and will cover the entire period of the program.

Our aim is to provide innovative training and assessment services that respond to the needs of volunteers and volunteer managers.


NVSA founded in 1984, the Para Districts Volunteer Service was developed as an initiative of Volunteering SA (now Volunteering SA&NT). Its objective was to provide volunteer referrals and placements, resources and a variety of other services to assist the volunteer sector in South Australia.

NVSA has not for profit, charitable status.

Currently NVSA provides a wide range of services including: volunteer referrals; volunteer and volunteer management training; consultancy and customised training for organisations; advocacy for volunteering among other services.

Our Vision:

NVETS’ vision is to support the NVSA vision to Lead, Promote and Develop volunteering. This will be achieved through the delivery of high quality training to both volunteers and volunteer managers.

Our Mission:

NVETS’ mission is to be seen as an innovative professional organisation utilising leading practices to deliver appropriately funded quality training and services in a well managed, responsive manner. NVETS aspires to be recognised as an industry leader which values its people, members and community. NVETS exists to provide training and education to meet the volunteer sector development needs of the communities we serve by developing the skills which enable our students to participate and optimise opportunities in both the voluntary and employment market. This enables our graduates to be competitive, sustainable and successful in the marketplace.