South Coast Arts are currently recruiting for a new Bookkeeper

The newly established South Coast Arts requires an experienced Bookkeeper for contract work on a part time basis. The contractor will be paid on an hourly basis and report to the Executive Director and/or Finance Manager.

We require the successful candidate to:

  • Have experience in Xero.
  • Have experience with finances for a non-for-profit organisation.
  • Provide full-service bookkeeping (including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, tax compliance, payroll, superannuation, generation of reports as required for Board reporting purposes)

Contract hours of up 14 hours per week.

EOIs due date: Sunday 16 April 2023

Forward application and any enquiries to:

Please include:

  • Qualifications
  • Years of experience
  • Tax Practitioners Board approved courses completed
  • BAS agent status
  • Experience and proficiency with Xero
  • A CV of recent relevant work history
  • Your hourly rate and any other expenses
  • Two referees including name, email and phone number

Community Industry Group “Temperature Check” Survey

To fully understand the significant challenges the Community Services sector (Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern NSW) is currently facing, Community Industry Group is conducting a ‘Temperature Check’ (key issue survey) to find out what issues are most concerning to you/your organisation/community and what supports may be needed.

The survey can be found using the link below…

Any concerns, please call Chris Racar at CIG on 42 56 4333

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY – Trauma Informed Recovery Practice for Social and Emotional Wellbeing – 27th March 2023

Community Industry Group in partnership with Bradley Foxlewin will be holding a 1-day training session in March focusing on providing participants with an understanding of Trauma Informed Recovery Practice for Social & Emotional Wellbeing and how to apply principles and skills when supporting those with mental health challenges and/or problematic substance abuse.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

  • Build on previous knowledge of impacts for people living with and experiencing the aftermath of complex trauma.
  • Articulate the core principles of a relational approach to trauma that supports trust, connection, and the centrality of relationship in recovery and self-determination.
  • Understand the impact of age-related trauma, including developmental trauma, to navigate effective and strategic alliances with survivors and minimise retraumatisation.
  • Build skills in creating safe situations utilising regulation and co-regulation strategies to help survivors narrate their current experiences more effectively.
  • Critique historical approaches to working with survivors to ensure greater understanding of their experiences and their expressed needs.
  • Discuss the spirit and processes of intersubjective guidance as an effective approach to guiding change.
  • Recognize the impact of verbal and non-verbal communication and have strategies to monitor these in relation to retraumatisation.
  • Have greater understanding of self and team care.
  • Understand and utilise strategies for supporting people in raising awareness of change possibilities.
  • Develop knowledge of and articulate how coping strategies are understood in the context of surviving trauma.
  • Describe the importance of centering lived experience in the processes of recovery.
  • Describe how trauma informed recovery practice and approaches hold therapeutic value outside the context of conducting therapy.

Initially this workshop will focus on the principles underpinning the ‘relational turn’ in trauma informed and recovery-oriented practice, TIRP. TIRP principles parallel the move towards person-centred practice in the mental health and disabilities contexts and a range of other contexts including intellectual and learning disabilities, forensic mental health, AOD and acquired brain injury.

Secondly, the workshop will focus on the use of intersubjective strategies that align with the co-creation of safe environments that support self-determination and recovery decisions. All strategies have a good fit with intersubjective and neuroscientific approaches and draw from this evidence-base whilst not engaging in therapy.

Ultimately the purpose of this workshop is to focus on approaches, strategies, and skills for effectively supporting people to make recovery choices, to navigate the process of change and to break the cycle of unnecessary involvement with acute mental health, homelessness services, justice systems and problematic substance use. There is a growing body of work that supports the use of these strategies when working with people living with the impact of cognitive impairment.

Limited spots available so please register using the link below….

Trauma Informed Recovery Practice for Social and Emotional Wellbeing Tickets, Mon 27/03/2023 at 9:30 am | Eventbrite 

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. 

Find out more!

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.

See more information here

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

Employment and Training

Community Safety Officer

Permanent Full Time

Salary: $91,523.50 up to $107,809 per annum plus superannuation

(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

Recruitment No: 22180

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here.

About the Position

We are seeking an innovative and solutions focused individual to plan and implement Wollongong Councils Community Safety Plan. You will increase community safety within the Local Government area by working and connecting with a diverse range of stakeholders including residents, government agencies, community and business groups.

This role will develop innovative projects and programs including crime prevention and community safety programs in alignment with the community development framework.

What’s in it for you?

This is a genuine opportunity for you to use and expand your community development skills and experience by contributing to making Wollongong a safer place. You will broaden your understanding of the role Local Government plays in our community.

We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working, flex and RDOs – you just need to ask! We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change. We provide generous leave provisions, are committed to a safety (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support our staff to be at their best.

Click on ‘Apply’ to complete your online application. Please upload your resume and respond to each of the selection criteria below that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this position. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered.  CLICK HERE to learn more about How to Apply and our Recruitment Process.

Selection Criteria
For your application to be considered please ensure that you address the following criteria:

  1. Degree in community services/development, crime prevention, community safety or related fields (or substantially completed)
  2. Outline your understanding of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and practices within a community setting.
  3. Please outline your experience in undertaking community development projects and place making approaches
  4. Tell us about your experience working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement solutions to community issue
  5. Outline your ability to complete projects with a diverse range of tasks on time and within changing deadlines
  6. Do you have a current Drivers Licence

Applications close 11:59pm on Monday 24 October 2022

More information:

  • Click on the attachment below to check out the Position Description.
  • Reach out to Armando Reviglio, Coordinator Community Partnerships on (02) 4227 7253 for questions related to the job
  • For questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Attraction + Retention Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Final Notes:

  • Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.
  • We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with current public health orders, for example online interviews. Currently there is also no mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for this position. Should a public health order or relevant legislation require the position to comply to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, applicants will be required to comply.
  • Suitable candidates are subject to employment screening which includes reference checks, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks. 

Employment and Training

Community Industry Group Professional Development

CIG have organised for Dr Kenny Kor to share findings from a recent research project examining service accessibility for harmful sexual behaviours and service experience of young people and their families.

Registration is free, via Eventbrite

Harmful Sexual Behaviours of Children and Young People: Research & Practice Insights

Wednesday, 26 October 2:30pm

In this webinar, Kenny Kor will share some of the key findings from a recently completed collaborative research project examining service accessibility for harmful sexual behaviours and service experience of young people and their families. Implications of these research findings for TEI providers and practitioners will be discussed.

Kenny Kor (PhD) teaches social work at the University of Wollongong (UOW). He brings nearly two decades of practice experience to social work teaching and research. Prior to joining academia, he worked directly with young people who displayed harmful sexual behaviours. His research aims to build practice-based knowledge for effectively preventing and responding to child maltreatment in out-of-home care (OOHC) and other institutional settings.

Employment and Training

See what’s new at Kiama & Shoalhaven Campuses!

We have a range of fee-free & funded programs including:

  • courses to kick-start your business career
  • courses for small business owners
  • barista workshops for young people
  • first aid + CPR training
  • tech savvy training for seniors

Are you looking for a career in Hairdressing or Beauty? Come along to our Open Week!

Maybe you’d like to learn a language for fun or travel?

Perhaps you have a learning opportunity to offer the community that we can help you promote?

Plus, we have good news stories to share with you…

PS: Don’t forget to add us as a ‘safe sender’ so your emails are delivered direct to your inbox each month!

Our popular Certificate III in Business is FEE-FREE* under job trainer and is a nationally recognised qualification.

Starting November 2… don’t miss this opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge to build your career opportunities for a range of business and administration roles.

Find out more!

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!

An exciting FREE* session presented by Glenn Haworth of Haworth Guitars and Resolve Business Coaching. 

Discover the keys for creating and posting the best video content for Instagram through a business expert whose own Instagram videos have seen millions of views! 

Find out more!

This FREE* program has been so popular we’ve scheduled more dates through Term 4… just in time for you to develop some work ready skills for the summer holidays!
Find out more!

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. 

Find out more!

Take a look at our FREE* digital courses coming up for people 60+ or come along to one of our FREE weekly digital help sessions.
Find out more!

Come and see the largest Hair and Beauty training facilities on the South Coast. Ask about our nationally recognised qualifications, government subsidies and fee-free scholarships.Chat to our highly qualified trainers and pick up a hair & beauty goodie bag (for the first 100 attendees only).  

Find out more!

Our French, Italian and Spanish language classes are divided into levels to help you ‘sink your teeth into’ the language and to have a continued sequence of learning and practice. Each set of classes consists of 6 or 8 lessons which are both fun and practical. 

Find out more!

Employment and Training

Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre


  • Youth Worker/Community Services (Coordinator) – 25 Hours Per Week – Permanent Part-Time
  • Casual work – Assisting Youth Worker with the Youth Program (On call)

The City of Parramatta

  • Team Leader – City Events and Festivals (permanent full time) 

Women’s Return to Work Program

Applications for the 2022 Return to Work Program are now open.

The Return to Work Program (the Program) is for women who have been unemployed for 30 days or more and intend to return to work within 6 months. 

The Program supports women through the development of a Return to Work Plan which may include the provision of funding to buy goods and services that will help reduce barriers to finding employment.

A Return to Work Coordinator will help participants develop a plan to find employment including linking them to a range of NSW Government support services. 

As part of the program, one-off grants of up to $5,000 will be made available to eligible women to purchase approved goods and services such as:

  • education and training
  • support material for courses
  • work necessities such as specialist clothing, equipment, IT
  • transportation costs
  • childcare/respite.

Funding is limited and priority will be given to eligible:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • women living in regional, rural and remote areas (beyond Greater Sydney)
  • women living with disability
  • women who are refugees
  • women over 50 years of age
  • young women leaving out-of-home care
  • women who are carers (provide care to another person who lives with a disability, medical condition, mental illness, or is frail and aged)
  • women who are victim-survivors of domestic and family violence.

To find out more about the Program and to apply, visit:

Alternatively, call 13 77 88

Community and Connection

Free Help Sessions

Tech and Tea Go

Corrimal Library

14 and 28 September

Free Dropin Sessions – to book ring us or the library 4227 8179

Albion Park Library

14 September and every 2nd Wednesday

10.00am -11:30am

Woonona Bulli RSL, Princes Highway Woonona

Weekly on Thursdays 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Fairy Meadow Community Centre, Guest Park

Weekly on Fridays 10.00am – 11.30am

Unanderra Community Centre, Cnr Princes Highway and Factory Rd

Weekly on Mondays 1.30 – 3.00pm,

!!!  Please Note there will be no Sessions in the week of 19 to 23 September because of disruption of the bike races

TAFE NSW Community Connections Morning Tea

You are invited to our inaugural Community Connections Morning Tea.  

Connect with the TAFE NSW team, local education partners, industry and your local community. Network with like-minded individuals in the training and education space.

We look forward to hosting this special morning tea on our campus grounds at TAFE NSW Wollongong.  This will be an opportunity to find out more about what is happening with TAFE NSW in the Illawarra and explore ways to collaborate in supporting our local community.

Date and time

Friday 16 September 2022

10:30 am – 11:30 am AEST

Optional Campus Tour of TAFE NSW Wollongong at 11.30 am.


TAFE NSW – Wollongong, Foleys Lane, Wollongong NSW 2500

Employment and Training

Illawarra Multicultural Services

Positions Vacant

First Aid Course

Wednesday 14th September at Kiama

Places for anyone needing to complete their First Aid Certification.

Please follow the link below to enrol for call Reception on 4232 1050 for more information.

Email for more information: