Friday, 9 December 2022 – 12:00pm

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Shellharbour City Council is calling on the community to make a nomination for the 2023 Shellharbour City Community Awards. 

This year Council has expanded the Community Awards to include: 

  • Australia Day Citizen of the Year 
  • Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year (under 25) 
  • Contribution to the Arts 
  • Environmental Warrior of the Year 
  • Young Environmental Warrior of the Year 
  • Sports Star of the Year  (separate Nomination Form(Opens in a new window))

These awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that individuals, communities and businesses make in Shellharbour.  The awards aim to recognise their success and achievements which contribute to making Shellharbour a better community.

Important Dates 

Nominations Open: Monday 3 October 2022 
Nominations Close: Friday 9 December 2022

Employment and Training

Starting 24 November in Shoalhaven! Our experienced trainers will guide you to achieve your goals to plan, design, produce and finalise spreadsheets. Course runs 1 session per week for 4 weeks.

Find out more!

Last courses for 2022! Do you need a First Aid qualification for work? Would you like to feel confident to help others in an emergency situation? Learn how to provide quick and effective first line responses to emergencies in this 1-day course with pre-completed theory. 

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Do you, or someone you know, need help with internet or digital skills? Take a look at our FREE* digital courses coming up for people 60+ using the link below, or call us on 4232 1050 for more information.

See more information here

If you’re considering a career in Hairdressing or Beauty… we have the courses for you. Our 2023 program is available now! Call our Hair & Beauty Coordinator, Lillian Spence, on 4423 0351 to talk through your study & career options.

See the 2023 program!

If you, or someone you know, needs support with essential literacy skills for general living and work, we offer adult courses in a caring and supportive environment. Use the link below or call us on 4232 1050 for more information.

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If you’re considering a career in the outdoors… we have the courses for you. Our 2023 program is available now! Call our Outdoor Coordinator, Brendon Harris, on 4423 0351 to talk through your study & career options.

See the 2023 program!

Join us for our last training workshops of the year!

Admin, it’s time to take action and empower yourself.

Learn how to communicate more effectively and take care of yourself and those around you with a range of our final free workshops of the year.

Yes, we are very pleased to offer these workshops to you for free, but we only have limited seats left!

Don’t miss this out on these special events.

Accidental Counsellor Blended Delivery (eLearning & classroom)

The Accidental Counsellor course teaches people the basic skills to support someone experiencing distress and how to have safe and supportive conversations surrounding suicide.

The course includes an eLearning component and a virtual session.

When: Tuesday, 22 November at 9:30 am–1:00 pm

Where: Online via zoom link

Duration: 5 hours

Apply Here

DV-Alert (For frontline workers)

Free, nationally accredited training to help frontline workers recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, and know what to do next.

This 2-day workshop is run by our experienced trainers at Lifeline South Coast. There are three compulsory assessment tasks to complete during the workshop.

When: Monday, 28 Nov & Tuesday, 29 Nov at 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Where: Moruya, NSW

Duration: 2 days

Apply Here

Accidental Counsellor Foundations

Focusing on the importance of communication, the Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop will provide you with a toolbox of counselling techniques that you can utilise to de-escalate situations and facilitate supportive conversations with people who are in crisis or highly distressed.

When: Wednesday, 7 December at 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Where: Unanderra

Duration: 5 hours

Apply Here

Psychological First Aid

Learn basic skills to support those affected by a disaster or critical event, such as floods or bushfires.

This workshop is suitable for community members and those in positions across various industries who find they are the first point of contact – and play an important supportive role – for those experiencing distress.

When: Wednesday 30 November at 10:00 am–1:30 pm

Where: Batemans Bay, NSW

Duration: 3 hours

Apply Here

Sexual Health

Family Planning NSW is excited to share a new podcast: Talking Frank!

Hosted by Rowdie Walden, Talking Frank covers every nook and cranny of Australia’s sex life. Through dynamic discussions with advocates, health experts, and young people, Talking Frank aims to normalise conversations around sex, relationships, and sexual health including STI/BBV prevention, testing and treatment.

Co-designed with the input and guidance of young people, the podcast tackles various sexual health topics from different perspectives. It’s all about providing young people with evidence-based, engaging, and relatable content to increase sexual health and knowledge and reduce stigma.

From September to December, podcast episodes are being released each week. Episodes will be available on popular podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can also find all the episodes at Frank

The podcast will be promoted via targeted social media advertising to young people 18-29 years across NSW. A social tile and suggested copy are attached in the social media toolkit below which you can use to promote Talking Frank through your networks and channels!

A Talking Frank poster is also attached which you can circulate digitally, or you can order A3 copies free of charge for your service!

If you would like to order posters, have any questions about the project, or would like to give us feedback, please get in touch with us at  

Talking Frank Poster

Social Media Toolkit

Copy: Get ready for your new favourite podcast on sex, relationships and sexual health: Talking Frank! With host @RowdieWalden and a range of friends, advocates and experts, we cover every nook and cranny of Australia’s sex life to answer your questions and share real life stories.

Follow @talking.frank to stay up to date. 


On the Couch with TransHub

Sophie Keeffe (they/them) is a Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON in the Trans Health Equity Team.

Sophie’s role involves working on the peer resilience building workshop program Trans Vitality, adding to resources on TransHub or one of ACON’s other Trans programs.

Outside of work they spend their time playing with a telescope, building a model ship, or going far too deep into Wikipedia.