First Step Program Bus Tour

Registrations are now open for the First Step Program Bus Tour, Thursday 14th March 2019 from 10.00am till 2.00pm.

The bus tour gives participants an on the ground view of the current situation around drug use and Blood Borne Infection(BBI) transmissions.

It provides an opportunity to dispel myths and “get the real story” on such a hidden, sensitive, and not often talked about area.

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Do you have an idea to improve your community?

My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions

For the first time, you will be able to put forward ideas for community projects and vote for the best ideas in your area. The projects that get the most votes will receive funding – up to $260,000 is available for your community.

Projects must align with one or more of the six program categories:

Accessible communities – makes everyday life more inclusive to all community members by increasing accessibility and mobility

Cultural communities – adds to the cultural and artistic life of the community by increasing opportunities for residents to participate in arts and cultural activities

Healthy communities – supports the community’s physical and mental wellbeing, by enabling healthy and active lifestyles

Liveable communities – improves local amenity and environment

Revitalising communities – fosters stronger community bonds, encourages social engagement and participation in public programs

Safe communities – promotes a safe and secure community where people can participate and enjoy the benefits of community life.

Ability Links

Uniting, Children, Young People and Families, in partnership with Settlement Services International (SSI), secured government funding to deliver a new program called Ability Links NSW in Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.  

This free, innovative new program for people with a disability, their families and carers is aimed at promoting social inclusion and community participation.

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Kiama Community College Courses

Popular Accredited Courses Starting Soon – Subsidies Available!

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy and our Certificate III In Beauty Services have commenced but we are still taking enrolments. We also have a number of other exciting new Beauty and Hair Short Courses. 

You can view our course info sheets through the links below:

Please visit our website, or get in touch today by calling 4423 0351 for more information on these courses.

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Meeting | Illawarra Interagency


28 FEBRUARY 2019
Shellharbour Civic Centre
2pm – 4pm


Hear from a panel of local Community Education & Training professionals discussing:

professional development courses or workshops for those working in the community sector

  • training or workshops available for various disadvantaged groups
  • training provider organisations and locations
  • subsidies, scholarships and associated eligibility
  • enrolment processes and dates
  • other options; online or correspondence  


Dates: 7th & 8th March 2019
Location: UTS, Harris Street Ultimo, NSW 2007.

Yfoundations would like to invite you to ReCharge. ReCharge is our Youth Homelessness conference and it will take place on 7 & 8 of March 2019 at UTS, Harris St Ultimo, NSW 2007.

This year we are focusing on getting back to the basics and focusing on human rights and the rights of the child.

Recharge is about our members who provide support to young people at risk of, and experiencing, homelessness. It is an opportunity to reflect, the share, to engage with peers and the wider network. We showcase great work; we give the sector the opportunity to work together, to network and to build partnerships. But ReCharge is a time to focus on young people, to understand what is working and what we can do to continue to support them and ensure they thrive.