Employment and Training

Course Program

Term 1 – 2 2022:

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116*^
Start: 28 February 

Diploma of Vocational Education & Training TAE50116*^
Online / Flexible start

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015*^
Contact us for Start Dates


Certificate III in Business BSB30120*^
Start: 1 March

Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30317*^
Start: 6 April

Certificate IV in Leadership & Management BSB40520*^
Start: 2 May

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies ICT20120*^
Start: 15 February 

Computerised Bookkeeping using MYOB*
Start: 2 March 

Microsoft Office at Your Level
Microsoft Word / PowerPoint*
Start: 1 February 

Microsoft Excel*
Start: 1 February 

Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315*^
Start: 4 February

Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership SIS30619*^
Full time Start: 24 February
Part time Start: 11 February 

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership SIS40619*^
Start: 11 February 

Provide First Aid HLTAIDO11*^
Kiama 19 January
Shoalhaven 2 February

Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50115*^
Start: 7 February

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115*^
Start: 7 February

Certificate III in Beauty Services SHB30115*^
Start: 9 February 

Certificate III in Nail Technology SHB30315*^
Start: 9 February

Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416*^
Start: 9 February

Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516*^
Start: 9 February

Hair & Beauty SHORT COURSES*^ are also available – click here for the list

*Courses are subsidised by the NSW Govt. Call or visit our website for more details.

^Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). National vocational education and training which leads to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or Statements of Attainment.

If you would like more information please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

Health and Wellbeing

Redress Support Service

Based Wattle Place (Parramatta) and part of Relationships Australia.

A NSW state wide support service for both Indigenous and non-indigenous adults who spent their childhood in children’s homes and institutions such as Forgotten Australians, Members of the Stolen Generations and Forced Child Migrants.

The Redress Support Services can support eligible child sexual abuse survivors to make supported applications and achieve better outcomes from the National Redress Scheme (open to 2027)

Survivors who may be eligible for the Redress scheme from sexual abuse they experienced in their childhood may be missing out on the chance of making an application for Redress – financial compensation, an apology from the institution/organisation responsible and counselling.

Flyer and helpful posters about the Redress Support service and a link to the Wattle Place and NRS websites




Shellharbour City Council’s Cultural Treasures Multicultural Festival is on again from Monday 14 March to Friday 18 March 2022 to celebrate the region’s wonderful cultural diversity.

The event will include small workshops and performances over Harmony Week, held in various locations at the Shellharbour Civic Centre.

NB. Careful consideration will be taken to respond to NSW Public Health requirements and Covid safety plans at time of event.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open for groups or individuals who would like to provide an activity, performance, storytelling, craft workshop, food or information stall. 

EOI Link: https://tinyurl.com/Shellharbour

Facebook Event link: https://fb.me/e/4wakNUBJT


Countering Violent Extremism Support Services in NSW

Posters providing contact details for domestic violence services

The City with Domestic Violence NSW have produced the attached Feel Safe in Your Own Home poster to inform people where help is available, should they or someone they know need it.

Domestic and family violence is a serious and prevalent problem in Australia. Support is available and it can also be prevented. Covid-19 restrictions have made it more challenging for people who have experienced domestic and family violence at home to access help and support. With restrictions easing more people maybe able to reach out.

Copies of the poster are also attached in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Russian.

Other resources

Helpful advice is available on the NSW Department of Communities and Justice website for people, including you and your colleagues, wanting to help someone who has disclosed that they have experienced family and domestic violence.

The City’s Domestic violence is a crime booklet is a guide for people who are experiencing or are supporting people who have experienced domestic and family violence. This includes information in community languages and lists of local, state and national services that can help.

Furthermore, Our Watch is the national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and children in Australia, and their website includes information on respectful relationships education and bystander videos including the series Doing nothing does harm.


The following support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732 – National Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service

NSW Domestic Violence Line – 1800 65 64 63 – for referral or information about NSW domestic violence (including accommodation and legal) support services

Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491 – for men (and friends and family of men) who recognise that their behaviour is causing problems in their relationships.

Men and Boys

Australian Men’s Health Forum

The Australian Men’s Health Forum, in partnership with Suicide Prevention Australia, is developing a statewide online resource for men at risk of suicide.

You don’t have to work directly in male suicide prevention to get involved. Your work could be dealing with some of the factors that can increased men’s risk of suicide. You may be promoting social connection in men or supporting dads at different stages of their fatherhood journey. You could be working with unemployed men, or men living with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

Maybe you provide support to Indigenous men or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Men or males who identify as GBTI+; or maybe you work with men at different stages of life, like younger men or older men.

Put simply, if you’re based in New South Wales and you work to improve the lives and health of men and boys, we want to hear from you.

As a first step, an online information event was held in December 2021, to let you know more about this project and how it could benefit your work.

If you weren’t able to attend this event but would like to register your interest in this project, please email us at development@amhf.org.au with the words “NSW Male Suicide Project” in the subject line.

Health and Wellbeing

Head to Health Pop Up Hub

The Head to Health Pop-up Hub provides free on-site face-to-face and telehealth support.

Head to Health delivers evidenced based care for the short to medium term.

Our team consists of Psychologists, Social workers, Peer workers and Counsellors.

The service caters for all individuals aged 0-100 and the support is comprehensive including brief interventions, care-coordination and service navigation.

Our hubs currently have no waitlist and open throughout the Christmas period except for public holidays.

Clients can self-refer by calling the Central intake line on 1800 595 212

They can also contact the hub directly as a walk-in for support.

Please visit Head to Health Pop Up services in NSW and ACT | Head to Health for more information.


Opportunities where ACON can assist in the goals you are setting out to achieve this year include:

  • inclusivity training for the team,
  • co-facilitating peer workshops for community members,
  • providing spaces or support to community groups,
  • dedicated programs, or offerings from your service for LGBTQ+ people,
  • sharing of information within your networks or connecting others within your networks to the work ACON does.

There are also FREE resources which can be provided for your service such as sexual health packs and information, mental health resources and other information on projects which will be announced throughout the year.

Josef Garrington – Community Health Promotion Officer

Regional Outreach, Illawarra and Southern NSW

Pronouns: he/him

Direct: 02 9206 2113 | Switch: 1800 063 060 | Mobile: 0437 651 752 | Fax: 02 9206 2069

Address: ACON Sydney, Gadigal Country, 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Email: jgarrington@acon.org.au | Website: acon.org.au


Voices to be Heard, Survey

Family Drug Support (FDS) is excited to present our ‘Voices to be Heard’ Survey, which is an important theme for International FDS Day 2022.

This is for family members/carers of those who have issues with drugs or alcohol.

It aims to identify the preferred policy approaches and reforms of families affected by a family members’ drug and alcohol problems.

The survey takes as little as 5 minutes to complete and we encourage you to forward onto others that may be interested in participating and having their say.

Please circulate: ‘Voices to be Heard’ Survey

For any questions at all, please get in contact with Chloe – 0448 177 083 / chloes@fds.ngo.org.au  or Cass – 0491 091 630 / cass@fds.ngo.org.au

Employment and Training

EOI SCARF Mental Health Officer Role – please share


MCCI has received funding for an exciting new opportunity for a Project Officer to join our SCARF Team.

  • Immediate Start to June 2022
  • 38 hours per week
  • Grade 4 SCHADS Award

The Project: MCCI has been funded by the Illawarra-Southeast Primary Health Network to support mental health awareness and access for refugee communities in the Illawarra. The project is a covid pandemic support initiative with a limited timeframe to June 2022.

The Role:

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • prior project management experience in a community development setting,
  • a working knowledge of the mental health support systems
  • a good understanding of the migration experience of people from refugee backgrounds
  • great communication skills, and an ability to work as a member of a team.

The role will oversee the project, which includes

  • developing & implementing community-based activities to promote mental health awareness & referral pathways for people from refugee backgrounds
  • assisting SCARF’s community mobilisers with information, support and referral pathways to assist them to engage with community members who may need mental health services
  • organising external Accidental Counselling training sessions with MCCI & SCARF volunteers and staff
  • liaising with SCARF’s team to raise awareness of the initiative through existing programs
  • maintaining records of activities undertaken, program participation, and working with the SCARF Manager to monitor, report on, and evaluate the program for the PHN funding body

If you are interested or know someone that may be suitable, please share with across your networks. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact People and Culture Team at hr@mcci.org.au or Drew Sewell, SCARF Manager drew.sewell@scarfsupport.org.au

Applications need to complete the attached EOI form with an updated resume and return to recruitment@mcci.org.au asap.

This role has previously been advertised but was not filled, so we are eager to employ the right candidate as soon as possible.

Course Program 2022:

Duration 6 Months & Under:

Certificate Iii Individual Support (Ageing) Chc33015*^
5 Months

Certificate Iii In Beauty Services Shb30115*^
6 Months

Certificate Iii In Nail Technology Shb30315*^
6 Months

Duration 12 Months & Under:

Certificate Iii In Business Bsb30120 *^
7 Months

Certificate Iii In Accounts Administration Fns30317*^
8 Months

Certificate Iii In Fitness Sis30315*^
12 Months

Certificate Iii In Outdoor Leadership Sis30619*^
12 Months

Diploma Of Beauty Therapy Shb50115*^
12 Months

Certificate Iii In Hairdressing Shb30416*^
12 Months

Certificate Iii In Barbering Shb30516*^
10 Months

Subsidy Information
*All Courses Are Subsidised By The Nsw Govt And Many Are Fee-Free For Eligible Hsc School Leavers. Call Or Visit Our Website For More Details.

^Nationally Recognised Training (Nrt). National Vocational Education And Training Which Leads To Australian Qualifications Framework (Aqf) Qualifications Or Statements Of Attainment.

If You Would Like More Information Please Refer To Our Website Or Phone The Community College On 02 4232 1050.