CaddyShack Award Winners

To our valued colleagues in the Health, Youth, Education and Community Services Sector.

Congratulations to all individuals and services who were nominated for the inaugural 2014 CaddyShack Awards. We were overwhelmed by the response, and the number of  individuals, services and projects dedicated to improving the sexual health and well-being of individuals and communities across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven! We thank you for the great work you are doing, and encourage you to keep up the effort.

It is with great pleasure the HIV and Related Programs (HARP) Unit, ISLHD, in partnership with Healthy Cities Illawarra and the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service announce the winners of the inaugural CaddyShack Awards!

The CaddyShack Award Categories

  • Outstanding achievement – Individual Award Winner: Anthony Scerri, Multicultural Communities Council Illawarra (MCCI)

The CaddyShack Awards judging panel were impressed by Anthony’s commitment to incorporating sexual health into health promotion programs for young people over many years, particularly given some of the challenges that are faced when working with a variety of groups from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds.

  • Outstanding achievement – Service Award Winner: CHAIN Youth Health Service

CHAIN have also been working to improve sexual health for young people for many years. Over the past 12 months they have implemented a new ground-breaking program whereby young people can get a Chlamydia screen anytime during CHAIN’s opening hours. The program – a partnership with Illawarra Sexual Health Service & ISLHD Youth Health has been a great success, with the potential to be piloted in youth centres in other settings through the region.

  • Outstanding achievement – Project Award Winner: IDAHOT Project Nowra

The IDAHOT Project – a partnership between Headspace Nowra, the Shoalhaven Youth Reference Group, Nowra Queer Straight Alliance, acon, Hyper Hyper Coffee & others – coordinated an event to celebrate gender and sexuality diversity in the Nowra CBD in May 2014. The Judging Panel considered this another example of important work to promote acceptance of diversity and inclusivity, and improving sexual health and well-being of the community. We hope the event can continue and grow!

  • The CaddyShack Innovators Encouragement Award Winner: African Youth Project

This project – a partnership between The Future of the Children Ministry and First Step Program – engages with young people from a range of African communities in the Illawarra through sporting and other activities, building in subtle and supportive messaging promoting sexual health in a holistic and strengths-based approach to health and well-being to young people. We love their work!

Award ceremonies are scheduled to present the Awards to individuals and services this week.

Congratulations again to all winners, and nominees. We feel honoured to be able to showcase your work, and celebrate your achievement.

TAFE | Illawarra

Picture1Brochures outlining proposed SEMESTER TWO 2014 Preparation Courses at Adult Basic Education, Wollongong TAFE Campus.

Details on how to register are listed on the attached brochures.

2014 Sem 2 20108 Aged care Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

2014 Sem 2 20106 20107 Pathways to success

2014 Sem 2 20108 Community Services Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Westpac Foundation Community Grants | Closes 31 March

Up to $10,000. Organisation must have DGR status and gross revenue of less than $3mil. Must work in your local community to address social disadvantage with particular focus on Indigenous unemployment, youth depression, education and career pathways for new migrants, or the long term unemployed.

Information Session for Shellharbour jobseekers

Rock SolidThe Lighthouse Rock Solid Futures Program is a 10 week training, mentoring and work experience program that helps prepare people living in the Shellharbour Local Government Area for employment in a quarry, a mine or the construction industry.

The program will provide:

  • nationally accredited training
  • mentors during training and work experience
  • work experience with a local employer
  • assistance to help you gain employment

To be eligible you need to be living in the Shellharbour area; be on a parenting payment (single or partnered); Long term unemployed, not working and receiving income support.

Places in the program are limited, so to avoid missing out jobseekers that are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to attend an Information Session on:

Date | Friday 14 February 2014

Time | 1pm

Venue | Stockland Shellharbour,  Level 1, Community Room


Note: The program is subject to the funding being approved


TAFE Aboriginal Education & Training Unit – Certificate III in Education Support

Picture1The Aboriginal Education and Training Unit at Wollongong TAFE would like to gauge interest for a Certificate III in Education Support course in 2014

This course is designed for those wanting to work in Schools in roles such as Aboriginal Education Support workers.

It is envisaged the course would run over 12 months and would have a Work Experience component.

Please phone Errolyn or Kelli on 42 290 142 to register your interest

TAFE Information & Consultation Session

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your staff to participate in an information session and consultation process with the Equity Services Unit, TAFE Illawarra.

The purpose of the consultation is to firstly respond to significant government policy initiatives and legislative changes that are expected to increase participation of people with disability in vocational education and employment.  Secondly, we are seeking genuine feedback and information from our external  stakeholders as partnerships are likely to figure prominently in future models.

We will also provide information about the Read & Write Gold software, DAAWS funding and the services we provide to students with disability at TAFE.

Location Date Time Room location
Wollongong TAFE Tuesday 10th September 10.00am – 12.00pm B Block

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP your attendance to Karen O’Sullivan on (02) 4229 0148 by COB Friday 6th September for catering purposes.