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Don’t delay – enrolments are now open for short courses.

Whether you’re starting out, returning to study or furthering your career, TAFE NSW has a course to suit you.

We have introduced a range of proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 and support you in participating in a short course. As a result, the below short courses will be delivered via connected classroom. This is when you will learn with a teacher and other students via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom and are not required to attend a campus. So, you can learn in the comfort of your own home or workplace. It’s different to online learning in that you’ll connect in real-time. All you need is access to a computer and the internet.

If you’re interested in a short course below and it is advertised to run at a Campus you can still enrol and participate via connected classroom.

Courses and Delivery Options

Recommended if you want to…

TAFE STATEMENT IN Accidental Counselling 800-000408

Available via connected classroom Click here for further information and to enrol

Be confident in responding to the expressed emotions and needs of clients and move them to a referral point or practical solution.

TAFE STATEMENT IN Mental Health Awareness 800-000400

Available via connected classroom Click here for further information and to enrol

Have an understanding on how mental health can affect the lives of individuals and communities.

TAFE STATEMENT IN Trauma Informed Care 800-000403

Available via connected classroom Click here for further information and to enrol

Have an understanding on how trauma affects the lives of individuals and communities.

TAFE STATEMENT IN Narrative Approaches 800-000404

Available via connected classroom Click here for further information and to enrol

Have an understanding on Narrative Approaches and key concepts and therapeutic tools.

TAFE STATEMENT IN Strength Based Tools 800-000401

Available via connected classroom Click here for further information and to enrol

Explore the concepts behind strength based tools and allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the approach.

study options to suit your needs

  • Connected Classroom enables access to students from regional and remote locations, and flexibility for students who are already working in the sector. Students will require access to a computer and internet.


Click on the links above or view the attached flyers for more information.

For enquiries, contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

Green Connect’s Youth Employment Program

“This program has really opened my eyes. Before this I was lost when thinking about what I was going to do with my life. I had a few ideas but this opportunity has really given me a direction. I love working with the people at the farm. I feel connected with the land. And Cal – the farm manager – is an incredible mentor.”

Alyssamay – Green Connect YEIC participant (now working at the Green Connect Farm)

The Green Connect Youth Employment program supports young people to find their place in the world of employment. We start with work experience opportunities at either our farm, Op-Shop or in the office and move onto employment opportunities when the young person is ready.

To be a part of this job opportunity young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are currently unemployed and not enrolled in any training need to register with Green Connect before May 31st.

We only have 10 places left and would love to hear from you!

Please register on the Green Connect website or contact Ann – ann.burbrook@green-connect.com.au or 0436 864 404

“I like the feeling that I’ve accomplished something. I get that everyday working at the farm. This program gives you a chance to prove yourself.”

Lachlan – Green Connect YEIC participant (now working at the Green Connect Farm)

“This program has really helped me find my feet. I have gained independence and confidence. Being part of Green Connect is like being part of a proper family!”

Zack – Green Connect YEIC participant (now working on the Green Connect admin team)

School of Green Living

Our online workshops have had some wonderful feedback. Join us this Saturday for an hour an a half dedicated to soil. Great soil makes for great produce! And who better to learn from than Cal Champagne, our farm manager and permaculture guru.

Tickets are $30.00 and the funds help to support the work that we do in the community, particularly at this difficult time.

Other upcoming workshops include:

  • More permaculture workshops
  • More workshops on growing your own food
  • Sustainable fashion
  • Cooking workshops

How Green Connect is doing and changing

Here’s what’s new at Green Connect:

  • Our office is closed but we’re offering lots of support to staff while working from home
  • Our farm has lots of safety protocols in place to keep everyone physically distancing, practicing excellent hand hygiene and staying home if they have even the slightest sniffle
  • We extended our veg box delivery area as far north as Thirroul
  • We’re offering online workshops so you can still learn great skills from our expert staff
  • Our op shop is moving to a new location (more on that once it is finalised)
  • Our zero waste services are in hibernation while festivals and events aren’t happening, but thanks to JobKeeper we’re able to redeploy staff in other areas
  • Our youth employment program continues but without the work experience component at the farm until it is safe to do so again
  • We’re offering backyard gardens consultations (so if you need expert advice on your garden, let us know!)
  • Our farm development project is going full steam ahead

New service – Backyard Garden Consultations

We have had a few requests for this over the years so I’m excited to announce that we’re now offering garden consultations!

If you would like to have an expert permaculturalist look at your backyard, understand what you’d like to do with it (vegetable gardens? chickens? sustainability?) and come up with a plan that makes the most of the space, aspect and resources you have, book in here

Position Vacant | Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

Location: Shellharbour NSW

Council’s Community Life team are looking for an experienced and skilled Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) to join the team and play a key role in facilitating great outcomes for Community, Council, Councillors and our Customers.

The role:

The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) is responsible for coordinating and delivering a range of community development and capacity building initiatives such as reconciliation and NAIDOC events, developing strategic plans and policies, supporting the Aboriginal Advisory Committee and advising on Aboriginal culture and heritage and social justice matters.

We offer:

  • Full time, 35 hours per week, with access to flexi-time
  • Salary up to $1549.50 per week, plus 9.5% superannuation

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.

Contact: Bonnie Hittmann, Manager Community Life on 4221 6237.

Closing date: Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 11:30pm.

Traineeship – Aboriginal Supported Playgroup Worker – Part-time 21 hours/week

(for 12-24 months depending on level of study)

Barnardos South Coast Children’s Family Centre at Warrawong is currently seeking to employ a part-time (21 hours per week.) Supported Playgroup Worker – Aboriginal Trainee for a 12-24 month traineeship.

The position will work in partnership with families and aims to enhance children’s development through play and develop parenting skills. Playgroups support access to services and build on informal support networks, strengthening family functioning and enhancing connections within the Aboriginal community.

 This is an Aboriginal identified position. To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

 The ideal candidate will have genuine interest in child and family welfare, and willingness to undertake and complete a course of study relevant to the position.

A current drivers’ licence is highly regarded.

The successful applicant must have a favourable Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Check.

*School leavers through to mature aged applicants are encouraged to apply.

 All applications must include a current CV with two referees and a letter addressing Essential Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Job Description can be obtained by contacting:

Katrina Lee,  Barnardos South Coast Centre Phone: 42758575 or southcoast@barnardos.org.au

Closing date: 5pm Monday 27th January, 2020.    

Position Vacant – Student Wellbeing Officer

Alesco Illawarra is recruiting for a new position at our Wollongong Campus – Permanent, Full-Time Student Wellbeing Officer. 

This position would be suitable for someone with youth work, community services, social work or similar qualifications and experience in case management. 

Applications close midnight on Tuesday 10 December and interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 December, with the position commencing late January 2020.

Casual Youth Worker | Kiama Council

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team who are committed to creating a Municipality that has a healthy, vibrant, beautiful environment and harmonious connected and resilient community. We are focused on, not only achieving our organisational goals but assisting staff to realise their professional and personal goals.

The role:

You will be required to supervise SENTRAL drop-in services and assist in coordinating activities involving young people, primarily on a Saturday. In this role you will also assist in developing programs that support the social, emotional, recreational, educational and personal development needs of young people in the Kiama Local Government area.

We offer:

  • Casual employment
  • Hourly rate from $35.48 to $38.06 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience) plus applicable weekend penalty rates
  • plus 9.5% superannuation

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Melissa Andrews – SENTRAL Youth Services Coordinator on 0491 153 834

Closing Date: Monday 10 June at 11.30 pm

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide.

Position Vacant |Kiama Council

Health Promotion Officer (ENV1011)

  •  Do you want to give back to the local community?
  • Are you looking for a sea change to the beautiful South Coast?
  • Or something a little closer to home?
  • Whatever your reasons, Kiama Council has your next career opportunity…

About the Area
Working and living on the South Coast comes with many perks. In the Kiama Local Government Area you can relax at our local cafes, restaurants or wineries, experience nature at the Minnamurra Rainforest, stroll along our scenic coastal walk or view our two famous Blowholes.

About Council
Kiama Municipal Council operates across a range of industry sectors. In addition to the traditional functions that are carried out by Councils, Kiama Council is a significant provider of aged care services both within the Municipality and the Illawarra region. Tourism is the major industry in the Local Government Area and Council is a significant provider and supporter of local tourism. Council operates the largest conference and function centre within the Municipality; The Pavilion Kiama along with the highly prized five holiday parks that comprise the Kiama Coast Holiday Parks.

About the Role
Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Health Promotion Officer to join the team for 4 days (28 hours) per week on a permanent, part time basis.

The key objectives of the role are:

  • To respond to population health and wellbeing issues, and facilitate the provision of programs that will lead to the enhancement of the health, and wellbeing of the community.
  • To plan, co-ordinate and implement existing and/or new innovative sustainability and population health community projects.
  • To coordinate, oversee and implement the 2011-2017 Kiama Health Plan and subsequent Plans.

For further information on the duties, tasks and selection criteria for this position, please view the position description available on Council’s website, http://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au

This position is classified at Grade 13 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $1,052.56 (Step 1) to $1,123.12 (Step 4) and progression to $1,250.80 (Step 9) is subject to competence and performance. These rates do not include superannuation and are based on working 28 hours per week. Conditions of employment are in accordance with Council protocols and the Local Government (State) Award 2017.

For enquiries please contact Council’s Human Resources Section on (02) 4232 0592.

Applications close on Monday 2 April 2018.

We actively encourage applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Applications Close: 02 Apr 2018