Smart and Skilled

Just a reminder that The Illawarra Forum is hosting an important Information Session next week. TAFE is offering fee free accredited training opportunities for you, your staff and clients. Hear about these opportunities and have your say on the priorities for your organisation. These fee free opportunities are only available until the end of the financial year.

The fee free training opportunities can be across the whole range of TAFE courses; including Community Services, Business, Building and Construction, Hospitality and Cookery, Information Technology, Horticulture, and pathway courses. Think creatively about your organisations training needs.

The  information sessions are for staff and CEO’s from any area of community services who are interested in

  • professional development opportunities for staff and/or
  • training options for clients

There will also be a presenter from State Training to provide an  update on the eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled for 2016.


For more information and to book your place please see attached flyers.

* to be eligible for Fee FREE you must be over 15 years of age, have left school, live or work in New South Wales, be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

TAFE SS INFO Nowra 25-02-16

TAFE & SS INFO Wollongong 24-02-16

New @ the Women’s Health Centre

Social Group – Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb
Our social group is heading off to the Sydney Opera House on the 20th January to see Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb. Tickets are $54. Please call Dianne on 4255 6800 if you would like to come.

Pelvic Floor Exercise Course – Starting February 
In this 6 week course we will cover anatomy and physiology exercises to strengthen the
muscles in the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles that include the core and lower back.
It is recommended that participants undertake the full 6 weeks to gain full benefits of
understanding the exercises and physiology.
When:  Wednesday’s
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:    $10 per wk or $50 if paid in advance. Please call 42556800 to book your spot

Food For Your Health Course
Join our fun and friendly Dietitian for 4 weeks of expert tips.
Kicking off during Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, this is an evening group designed to help you eat well and take control of your health in 2016.
When:   Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm February 17th, 24th, March 2nd and 9th
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      Only $40 for all 4 weeks
To register please call 4255 6800 or email
Please pay in advance to reserve your place.

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
During Healthy Weight Week (February 15th – 19th) Catriona our Dietitian will be having a stall in the waiting area at the centre. Please come and visit her to have a chat and find out about eating for health.

Mothers and Daughters – Puberty Matters
Join our three week course to help mothers and daughters understand and deal with changes that take place during puberty and adolescence. By learning together, young women (10-12 years) and their mothers can strengthen their relationship.
When:   Thursday’s 17th March, 24th March and 31st March 2016
Time:     6pm – 8pm (A light supper is provided)
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      $10 per family to cover costs.

To register please call 4255 6800 or email
This course is very popular. Enrolment and payment is required before bookings can be confirmed.

New Beauty Services
A fabulous new beauty service will be starting at the Centre this year. The service will include threading, waxing, facial and head and neck massage. Prices are very reasonable! And results are fantastic!  (we all had a test run..) More details to come in the next ‘Whats on’.

Girls Getting It Together – Young Women’s Health Forum
Come along and learn how to look after your physical and mental health.

  • Meet some great local female leaders
  • Circus Wow
  • Massage
  • Try meditation
  • Henna tattoos

When: Wednesday 3rd March 2016
Time:   10am – 2pm
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
RSVP to or phone 4255 6800

Arthritis Workshop
Come to our one day course to learn tip and strategies to manage pain and stiffness.
When:  Friday 8th April
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE
Places are limited. Please call to book your spot on 4255 6800 or email

Self Massage and Stretch Class 
Learn stretch and self-massage techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture and circulation, reduce your risk of injury and relieve muscular tension.
When:  Friday 19th February 2016
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE (Morning tea provided)
Places are limited. Please call to book your spot 4255 6800

Bringing Up Great Kids  – 6 week program
This program promotes positive, respectful parent and child relationships. Limited FREE child minding is also available.
When:   Friday 26th February to 8th April 2016
Time:    10am – 12pm
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
To register please call Family Services Illawarra on 4256 7333 or email

Shine Program
The Shine program aims to develop your understanding of your own personal Worth, Strength and Purpose. Throughout the course you will identify personal strengths and desires, find motivation to set and achieve personal goals and realise the potential within.
Next program starts February 2016. This is an extremely popular course – please contact Cassie on 0432 805 834 for booking and enquiries.

New Time for Boxing 
Boxing has moved to 9.30am on Wednesdays. $7 a class.

New Price for Massage
Our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday massage ladies have increased their prices.
Sharon’s relaxation massage on Monday will now be $40 concession/$50 non concession per hour.

Hot Stone Massage on Tuesday and Wednesday will now be $40 concession/ $50 non concession per hour.

Massage on a Thursday and Friday with Linda will remain the same at $30 concession/ $40 non concession per hour.

Sport and Recreation Courses

Sport and Recreation are conducting a series of courses on the South Coast designed to assist sporting organisations with their day to day operation of their clubs.

For further information, click on the links below to visit our website:

Please assist us by passing onto club members who may be interested in attending.

Bookings are essential. For more information and booking forms please visit our website on