Employment and Training

Kiama Community College  

The Kiama Community Collage has a range of subsidised courses that may be useful for you and/or your teams.

Please see below and let me know if you’d like any further information, or contact Sarah Cimino directly.

Microsoft Excel: BSBTEC302 Design and Produce Spreadsheets^*Friday 1 October

Microsoft Word & Publisher: BSBTEC301 Design and Produce Business Documents^*Wednesday 22 September

Use Remote Communication Tools: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Instant Messaging and more*Thursday 7 October

Digital workplace skills for beginners^*Wednesday 22 September


Employment and Training

The Kiama Community College are pleased to offer an array of online (via zoom), subsidised courses in SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER ONLINE SUBSIDISED SHORT COURSES

Subsidies are available for all courses below, for eligible students*

DIGITAL SKILLS
Computerised Bookkeeping using MYOB^*
Tuesday 12 October

Develop Social Media for your Beauty Salon*
Self-paced, start anytime

Microsoft Excel: BSBTEC302 Design and Produce Spreadsheets^*
Friday 1 October

Microsoft Word & Publisher: BSBTEC301 Design and Produce Business Documents^*
Wednesday 22 September

Use Remote Communication Tools: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Instant Messaging and more*
Thursday 7 October

Digital workplace skills for beginners^*
Wednesday 22 September

GET JOB READY
Navigating Career Crossroads: BSBPEF101 Plan and Prepare for Work Readiness^*
Wednesday 22 September

Stand out Resumes, Job Applications & Interview skills*
Thursday 23 September

INDUSTRY TASTERS
Introduction to Working in Aged Care CHCCOMOO5*^
Tuesday 5 October

Introduction to Working in the Beauty Industry*
Starting soon, register your interest

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

^This is a nationally recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment.


Training on financial support for energy and water issues

Sydney Water and the Energy Ombudsman of NSW are delivering free training for community workers who work with vulnerable communities.  

Do you know what supports are available for families and individuals during this difficult time? Register below to find out.

When: Wednesday 22 September, 10.30pm – 12pm
Where: online (via MS Teams)
Register:  Via this Link

This session is for community workers who work with clients to address financial resourcing related to energy and water issues. Information includes details on help paying bills, disconnection and re-connection, how to avoid high bills, disputed accounts, managing your account and how to save on bills. The session is an opportunity to learn about the issues affecting consumers first-hand, and how to help clients overcome these issues.

This is particularly designed for workers who support vulnerable groups and those experiencing hardship, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • community housing tenants
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • seniors
  • people with disabilities
  • people living on fixed and or low incomes
  • people living in regional and remote areas

Food and Housing | COVID | Employment and Training

Since the beginning of the lockdown in Sydney, community service organisations have reported a huge surge in demand from people experiencing financial distress. While the Federal Government has extended support to some through the Covid Disaster Payment, most people struggling to get by on the lowest incomes have been excluded. People receiving income support cannot get disaster payments if they didn’t lose paid work because of the lockdown. At the same time, they cannot get paid work because of the lockdown. People are trapped in poverty as a result. 

Community organisations are doing all they can to help. But we urgently need to lift income support payments so people on the lowest incomes are not trapped in poverty. That’s why the Australian Council of Social Service, the NSW Council of Social Service and the City of Sydney are hosting an online forum about the impact of lockdowns on people on the lowest incomes. 

The speakers will include:

  • Uncle Allan Murray, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council – Welcome to Country
  • Ms Katherine McKernan, CEO, Homelessness NSW
  • Ms Ashlee Donohue, Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Women’s Centre
  • Ms Frances Rush OAM, CEO, Asylum Seekers’ Centre
  • Michael Shreenan, Executive Officer, Counterpoint Community Services

Personal experiences from community members will also be shared.

Register now to Join us for this important discussion. 

Date: Wednesday 1 September 2021 

Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

See more information and RSVP on EventBrite


Employment and Training

Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

Supporting the next generation of leaders from and for the Illawarra.

UOW traces its origins to a community fundraising campaign in the Illawarra more than half a century ago that provided the foundations for a technical-based institution to grow into the world-class university it is today.  

So, it stands to reason that we’ve maintained a close connection with the community with whom we share the vision of a brighter future for the Illawarra.  

With the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship, we seek to inspire a new generation of young, local, passionate leaders, and give them the knowledge, skills, and worldviews to be the future leaders from and for the Illawarra. This includes students who attend high school in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee local government areas.

The UOW Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship will challenge recipients to develop leadership potential alongside a network of like-minded students striving to create positive change.  

The scholarship will provide generous financial assistance, leadership training, dedicated academic support, community networking, and global mobility opportunities.  Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholars will be selected based on their academic achievement and leadership potential. 

https://www.uow.edu.au/study/scholarships/domestic/vc-leadership-scholarship/


Employment and Training

St Vincent de Paul Society

CARE COORDINATOR, SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY
Job No: VIN2457

Closing Date: 3 Aug 2021 AEST

  • Maximum term contract until 30 June 2024
  • Full-time 38 hours per week
  • Based in Campbelltown, involves travel to areas within the the South West Sydney region to meet client needs
  • A current, unencumbered NSW Driver Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 5, hourly rates range from $42.94 to $44.90 depending on qualifications and experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Role

The Care Coordinator will deliver the services in accordance with the CCCP. Your knowledge and skills in the AOD sector will be key to being able to effectively provide tailored care support to individuals experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

The Care Coordinator will:

  • undertake person centred comprehensive assessment and care planning in conjunction with persons seeking support
  • work in partnerships with referring staff and agencies
  • develop, promote and implement referral pathways and facilitate access to range of community-based health and non-health service providers.
  • ensure treatments are targeted and culturally appropriate for Indigenous Australians including linkages to appropriate services.
  • maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required.
  • provide direct support and referral in the particular focus areas of employment, training/education, daily living skills, homelessness/housing, social engagement and participation and family and community reconnection.
  • This role will report to the Team Leader, CCCP South Western and South Eastern NSW.

More information here


Employment and Training

eLearning- Working with Women with Disabilities course

Free, nationally accredited training for frontline workers in Australia who prefer online learning or can’t attend a face-to-face workshop.

What it’s about: You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to women with disabilities with appropriate care, and how to refer them to support services.

Who it’s for: This workshop is for frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like health, allied health, education, childcare and community. If you work with women with disabilities, we recommend this course. It covers the same content as our eLearning General course with an additional focus on women with disability, and you’ll receive the same unit of competency.

Enrol HERE or cut and paste the URL https://www.dvalert.org.au/education-and-training/elearning-courses/elearning-disabilities


Community Industry Group is excited to present Diversity Australia’s unconscious bias workshop.

This interactive workshop aims to build awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective and will explore ways to recognise and challenge unconscious biases that inhibit diversity progress.

The workshop includes a range of experiential activities to engage the hearts and minds of leaders.

Leaders will learn about fundamental concepts of inclusion and exclusion, in-groups and out-groups, biases and stereotypes, in a positive and engaging way.

Click here to register.


Dress for Success Illawarra

Dress for Success Illawarra provide a free styling and dressing service for women in the Illawarra for job interviews and other significant events such as court appearances and real estate viewings.

Located in Port Kembla, women can book in for a one on one styling session and receive a free outfit including clothes, bag and shoes.

Dress for Success also runs ‘Back on your feet’ workshops for 4-6 women where they participate in a workshop on job seeking skills and a styling session.

For more information visit Sydney.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/referral-agencies/

Or contact Melanie on ph 0473 875 338 or email illawarra@dfssydney.org


Employment and training


Lifeline South Coast is pleased to be delivering a number of free awareness and training workshops to the Illawarra and South Coast community in May.

These sessions would normally cost participants but have been fully funded thanks to  number of a partnerships for a limited amount of time. 

If you previously enjoyed our training workshops and know someone who would enjoy our workshops, please forward this email to a friend.

To see the full training calendar, click here

Online Wollongong

Accidental Counsellor Foundations

🕒 13 May 9:30am–5:00pm
 📍  Wollongong
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 14 May at 10:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
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Accidental Counsellor Foundations

🕒 25 May 9:30am–5:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 27 May at 10:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Unanderra
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 27 May at 2:30pm–5:30pm
 📍  Unanderra
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Bowral

DV-Aware 

🕒 17 May from 11:00am–1:00pm
 📍  Bowral
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Braidwood

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 18 May at 3:00pm–6:00pm
 📍  Braidwood
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Psychological First Aid

🕒 19 May at 9:30am–12:30pm
 📍  Braidwood
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Nowra

DV-Alert (Indigenous)

🕒 19–20 May from 9:00am–4:30pm
 📍  Nowra
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Lake Conjola

DV-Aware 

🕒 26 May from 10:00am–12:00pm
 📍  Lake Conjola
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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

🕒 26 May at 1:30pm–4:30pm
 📍  Lake Conjola
Secure your spot     >


You are invited to our UoW Social Work Sunset Seminar series for 2021.

We will be hosting four seminars, two will be hosted on campus and two will be delivered on zoom. Seminars are free and open to all social work agencies; places are limited so RSVP early.

The first seminar is on 12th May details below.
Seminar 1
Title                  Cultural humility in social work practice
Date                 Wed 12th May
Time                 4pm
Location           Building 29, UOW Wollongong Campus (please RSVP via attached invite or link here)

Take note of future dates for your calendar. Further information will be sent out with RSVP link in June.
Seminar 2
Title                  Introducing students to mental health as a field of practice: Recovery, stepped care and health promotion
Date                 Wed 21st July
Time                 4pm
Location           Zoom 

Seminar 3
Title                  Trauma-informed framework practice
Date                 Wed 29h September
Time                 4pm
Location           Zoom 

Seminar 4
Title                  Getting theory back into practice
Date                 Wed 24th November
Time                 4pm
Location           Building 29, UOW Wollongong Campus

These topics respond to feedback from you about your interest about our research and teaching.


CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS
BSB30120

Every industry requires business professionals and this nationally recognised qualification will provide students with skills and knowledge to enhance employment prospects.

Students will gain practical skills to prepare for a range of business and administration roles.

Topics covered include: 
– customer service
– popular software applications
– preparing business documents and business correspondence
– workplace technology and communication.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES FROM APRIL – JUNE:
Cert I In Information, Digital Media & Technology ICT0115
Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317

SHORT COURSES
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.



Employment and Training

CERTIFICATE I IN INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY ICT10115
Students will develop skills at a comfortable pace, whilst learning how to create, save and manage computer files, produce documents, and use, communicate and search securely on the Internet.

Students will also learn how to operate spreadsheet packages such as Microsoft Excel and presentation packages such as Microsoft powerpoint.

This course provides a good pathway for further study such as the Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Accounts Administration.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement.

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116
Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317

SHORT COURSE:
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

CERTIFICATE IV IN LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT BSB42015

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 prepares students for team leadership and management roles in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. 

Students will learn how to provide leadership and guidance to others and take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of the team and its work outcomes.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:

Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

Cert I in Information, Digital Meidia & Technology ICT0115

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS20217

SHORT COURSE:

Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.

WHY CHOOSE KCC?

When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by tafes and other rtos approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment.

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference!


Employment and Training

Kiama Community College

APRIL & MAY UPCOMING COURSE OPTIONS

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for all courses below, for eligible students*

TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFCIATIONS 
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING 
Cert I in Information, Digital Media & Technology ICT10115

Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317


SHORT COURSES
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

BUSINESS, IT & ACCOUNTING
Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.


TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116 focuses on student outcomes and helping students become great trainers, and is the qualification required to become a trainer-assessor in our nation’s accredited vocational training system.

This qualification will provide the skills to design and deliver accredited training and assess competency, as a workplace based trainer-assessor or operating in a classroom or online environment.

WHY CHOOSE KCC? When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by TAFEs and other RTOs approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment. 

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference!