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Complete a short course in just a day – from the comfort of your home!

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


New Digital Lunchbreak Website

Like so many members of the NGO sector and across government, we continue to focus on the needs of children and young people when responding to COVID-19.

There have been many great resources and activities created for children and young people in response to COVID-19, and we have collated a variety of materials in one place for easy access through the new Digital Lunchbreak website.

Digital Lunchbreak assists children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends during the current social distancing measures. See the new website here


Please help us reach and involve as many children and young people as possible by letting your networks know about the Digital Lunchbreak website.

Click here to access the media kit for pre-written text, images and social posts which you can share.

As this project progresses we will be adding more content, so if you have any activities or resources that you would like to let us know about, please contact the ACYP office on 02 9248 0970 or email acyp@acyp.nsw.gov.au.

Training for Child & family specialists includes;

123 Magic® & Emotion Coaching – Next available webinar – 20 May 2020 with more dates throughout the year.

This course equips you with the knowledge to teach parents and carers of 2-12 year-old children, skills to manage their children’s difficult behaviour

Click HERE for further information or to register for training.

Engaging Adolescents™ – Next available webinar – 4 June 2020 with more dates throughout the year

Provides easy-to-use techniques to teach to parents and carers skills that they can use to enlist adolescents to manage their own teenager behaviour problems and emotional reactions

Click HERE for further information or to register for training

No Scaredy Cats™-Next available webinar – 19 May 2020 with more dates throughout the year

Assist parents to take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems in 2-12 year olds and teach them  practical steps to develop resilience thinking skills in their children.

Click HERE for further information or to register for training

Tough Conversations™ in Child Protection – available by appointment (booking terms apply)

Assisting effective parenting capacity conversations for workers in the Child Protection System

Click HERE for further information or email service@parentshop.com.au to discuss booking.

Sticky Stuff Online Training

Yfoundations would like to invite you to Sticky Stuff Online training

Sticky Stuff Online is an engaging and interactive version of the popular one day face to face Sticky Stuff training. The online training is suitable

for anyone who is working with young people and looking for tools, tips and activities for engaging young people around the topic of sexual health.

Sticky Stuff online is FREE to access and should take about an hour to complete, providing you with a certificate upon completion.

To access the training:

  1. Click this link
  2. Create your own account in Yfoundations’ Learning Management System (LMS)
  3. Follow the steps in the welcome email after creating an account and enrol into training.
  4. The training will remain accessible for 1 month after you create your account.

Feel free to contact Nusrat Jahan (nusrat@yfoundations.org.au) if you have any questions or concerns or visit Yfoundations website for more details.

We hope you will enjoy Sticky Stuff Online!  

Sticky Stuff online training is funded and developed in collaboration with NSW Department of Health.

Transgender & Gender Diverse Patients-Providing holistic care in General Practice.

Places are still available for Transgender & Gender Diverse Patients-Providing holistic care in General Practice.

7-9pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020

Registration and light refreshments from 6.30pm at the Orana Centre, 2 Rawson Street, Wollongong.

This evening is for GPs in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven who are considering becoming providers of gender affirming hormonal therapy

for trans and gender diverse patients in the Illawarra area. Hear about local services, assessment tools, protocols for initiating and

continuing hormone therapy and how other GPs have approached this work. The evening is an introduction rather than a

complete prescriber’s course, but will equip you with the skills to assess patients, provide bridging therapy and determine

if you wish to further develop your skills in this area. Attendees will be expected to complete a short post

course  evaluation to be eligible for 3 CPD points. This is a collaborative initiative between the Illawarra

Shoalhaven Local Health District, ACON NSW & COORDINARE.

Click here to register.

This event is free & you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event.

A No Show will attract a $25 fee to cover catering and venue.

Please call 0421 098 342 or email Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au if you need to cancel.

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.

Nan Tien Institute

You may be interested in the upcoming Communities of Practice

This year, there are two Communities of Practice – with themes that may interest you:

  • Sunday 29 March 2020: Harmony in an Age of Turbulence
  • Sunday 28 June 2020: Ageing, Sickness, Dying and Death

Registration for our March event is now open; would you be happy to help us inform your database of contacts? 

Registration is essential as we have limited places for the afternoon workshops. 

You may register here.

Registrations are now open for Confidence, Clarity & Contraception.

Thursday 27th March 2020 at Warilla Southern Youth & Family Services

10.00am till 12 Noon.

Contraception is an important and necessary part of life for many. Now more than ever, there are options available to suit everyone for every stage of life. HARP will unpack the Contraception Kit from Family Planning NSW which contains barrier methods, hormonal, non-hormonal and long acting reversible contraception. You will get to blow up and keep an O-cube, which has been specifically designed to demonstrate the internal condom and you will also get to take home a banana penis, which is used to demonstrate the external condom.

Click here to register. Places are limited.

This event is free & you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event.

A No Show will attract a $25 fee to cover catering and venue.

Please call 0421 098 342 or email Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au if you need to cancel.


The Dangerous Dads Camp is back!

It is really important for every young boy to spend quality time with their Father or significant male mentor. The Dangerous Dads Camp is a perfect opportunity for fathers and sons to connect and get away from the normal distractions and stresses of day-to-day life. 

This camp is on February 29 to March 1 and is open to Year 4, 5 & 6 boys and their Fathers or significant male carers. The camp will be held in Kiama Public School and is open to everyone. But if you feel this is something that your child’s school might be interested in please contact us by phone or email.

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Held in our very own Kiama Public School, you will enjoy fun and adventure, whilst also participating in professionally facilitated activities. The program is specifically designed to create supportive connections between dads and kids and to help build stronger communities where fathers and male carers have the chance to become the best dads in the world for their children.

What do you get?

The aim is help kids feel secure, connected to family, and valued in a way that has a direct and positive impact on their wellbeing. The program is designed by an expert in Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and Adolescent Brain Development.

The Overnight Camp costs $250 for both of you, and includes food and professionally facilitated activities (BYO tent and sleeping gear).

The specific outcomes include:

  • Parents increase child development skills and knowledge;
  • Parents experience a strong emotional attachment to their child through fun activities;
  • The program provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents in the context of child development and wellbeing;
  • Parents learn and implement a number of key parenting strategies given in the program.

It’s a really fun and engaging program that builds relationships between parents and kids, as well as helping to develop a strong community of parental support.

As your son approaches his teenage years it’s crucial that you are able to communicate and understand what he needs at this stage in his life, and The Dangerous Dads camp is the perfect way to do this. 

Here’s what one of the teachers who was on our last camp had to say:

“In my 10 years of teaching, this was hands down the most important initiative I have ever been involved in…Inspirational!”

We also have a pay it forward option, so if you are feeling generous, or if you need some support to come on the camp, just get in touch and we’ll let you know what to do!

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If you have already been to one of our camps (and even if you haven’t), and you know someone you think would really get something out of it, please share this message with them!

Take a look at what else we’ve got for you at habitus!


The Life-Hacks Program is all about preparing our young people to deal with the challenges of life in the real world. We work with them on motivation, resilience, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, communication and finding a sense of direction.

Bush Camps

Our Dangerous Dads, Muddy Mums and Rites of Passage Camps are all about building relationships! We give you the keys to healthy communication so you can understand what your kids need at this stage in their life.

Song Playground

Song Playground is a fun and engaging program that combines music therapy and play therapy to help kids (and adults) develop their emotional intelligence and express themselves with ease.

Facilitation Training

Book in to a transformational workshop and learn how to run your own Lifehacks and Rites of Passage programs to improve relationships, solve problems and embrace change.


We run NESA accredited Professional Development that focuses on Facilitation Techniques, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Visible Thinking, Disruptive Design and Culture Change.


We offer Team Building Sessions, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence Workshops, Creative Confidence Programs as well as socially responsible Coaching and Consultancy.


For bookings, go to:
Call 0405271757 or 
Send an email to contact@habitus.org