Illawarra Interagency Meeting

The Illawarra Interagency provides a forum for community organisations to build relationships, learn new skills and work collaboratively to improve outcomes for the Illawarra community. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the well-being of people who live, work or play in the Illawarra Region.

MEETING NOTIFICATION SUBSCRIBE: http://eepurl.com/bm_BUT

Illawarra Interagency Annual Networking Event

9am to 12pm – Wed 28 April 2021
Shellharbour Civic Centre

76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre 

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We’re returning to the Civic Centre!

Our online meetings have been extremely successful so we’ll continue to hold some this year, but for this event, we think it’s time to see each other in person.

This is the Illawarra community sector’s
annual opportunity to:

  • Meet other community organisations in the Illawarra
  • Showcase your organisation to the group with our mini-presentations
  • Connect and build relationships with peers in the sector you work in
  • Advise on your upcoming events or projects
  • Participate in a Collaboration Workshop with the opportunity to work on new project ideas
  • Share flyers and pamphlets on our Expo Table

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Also, register your interest to:

  • Offer a mini-presentation for a new event or project
  • Offer an idea for a project/program to workshop in our Collaboration activity.

Feedback from past events:
‘You provided an environment conducive to deeper connections and genuine working relationships.’
‘It was great to learn about different thinking styles and valuing unique perspectives to resolve problems’
 
Enquiries: illawarrainteragency@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Further information: www.illawarrainteragency.com illawarrainteragency@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au | (02) 4221 6091

Diversity

The International Student Health Hub includes Safe Sex & Sexual Health questions linking to accurate & reliable websites.

Find out more about HIV, STIs, protection, testing & treatment.

www.internationalstudents.health.nsw.gov.au/sex-and-sexual-health/

Please share this months featured page to your network.

Want to know more about the Hub? Email us:

Maddison.Stratten@health.nsw.gov.au & Anju.Devkota@health.nsw.gov.au


Unconscious bias workshop.

Community Industry Group is excited to present Diversity Australia’s unconscious bias workshop.

This interactive workshop aims to build awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective and will explore ways to recognise and challenge unconscious biases that inhibit diversity progress.

The workshop includes a range of experiential activities to engage the hearts and minds of leaders. Leaders will learn about fundamental concepts of inclusion and exclusion, in-groups and out-groups, biases and stereotypes, in a positive and engaging way.


Older People

Health Program for Seniors

We are reaching out as we have an exciting opportunity to help the senior population in your community after what has been a very difficult 12 months. Active Seniors is launching a free 12 week health program to help seniors regain or improve their health, all from the safety and comfort of their home. We have partnered with NBN and The Ghan to offer participants an amazing prize.

12 WEEK HEALTH PROGRAM FOR SENIORS
On Monday 19th April 2021, Senior’s health experts Dr. Taylor Harrison and Suzy Oglesby are launching the new free 12 Week Health Program for Seniors.

The free program will guide Seniors week by week in creating healthy habits through;

  •  a weekly 30min online exercise class (no need for fancy equipment)
  •  a free E-book with 12 chapters on health topics including balance, nutrition, sleep, strength and more
  • a weekly question and answer session with Seniors health experts Dr. Taylor Harrison and Suzy Oglesby
  • Weekly articles on the relevant health topics
  • weekly health challenges with prizes and giveaways to participants 

A once in a lifetime prize!

To boost motivation, we have partnered with the Ghan and Indian Pacific and are offering the participant with the most inspiring health change over the 12 weeks a gold class cabin trip (single or twin share) on their choice of train. This includes accommodation, all meals and outings valued at up to AUD$8000, on a trip booked in 2022 (subject to availability).

We are very excited to start this program on the 19th of April 2021 and would appreciate your assistance in sharing the availability of the free program to older adults in your local community. For further information please see the flyer attached or visit the registration page at 12 week program sign up – Active Seniors.


Kiama Seniors Festival 2021

Friday, 16 April 2021 | 09:00 AM to Saturday, 24 April 2021 | 12:30 PMFront page of Seniors Festival Program 2021

The theme for the NSW Seniors Festival 2021 is ‘In our Nature’.

The largest seniors’ festival in the Southern Hemisphere has provided many ways for you to celebrate, with hundreds of free and heavily discounted events, workshops, and performances across the state.

The diverse range of experiences on offer will inspire you to be active, socialise, and share your skills and wisdom with your community.

The program is available from Council’s Administration Building, Kiama Leisure Centre, Kiama Library and Blue Haven.

It is also available online to view or download: Seniors Festival 2021 Program


Employment and Training

CERTIFICATE I IN INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY ICT10115
Students will develop skills at a comfortable pace, whilst learning how to create, save and manage computer files, produce documents, and use, communicate and search securely on the Internet.

Students will also learn how to operate spreadsheet packages such as Microsoft Excel and presentation packages such as Microsoft powerpoint.

This course provides a good pathway for further study such as the Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Accounts Administration.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement.

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116
Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317

SHORT COURSE:
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

CERTIFICATE IV IN LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT BSB42015

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 prepares students for team leadership and management roles in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. 

Students will learn how to provide leadership and guidance to others and take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of the team and its work outcomes.

Students will have access to great support and the opportunity to undertake work placement

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students*

OTHER BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING COURSES COMING UP IN APRIL & MAY:

Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

Cert I in Information, Digital Meidia & Technology ICT0115

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS20217

SHORT COURSE:

Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.

WHY CHOOSE KCC?

When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by tafes and other rtos approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment.

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference!


Safety

Presented by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Education team, we are excited to announce our ACWA endorsed professional development online workshop providing participants with a critical introduction to the topic of harmful sexual behaviours (HSB)

You will have the opportunity to participate in activities and discussions to assist in building your capacity in preventing, identifying and responding to harmful sexual behaviours in children with confidence.

What will you learn?

  • Defining and contextualising harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Understanding differences between developmentally appropriate sexual behaviours and those that cause concern.
  • Responding to sexualised behaviours.
  • Basic strategies for addressing harmful sexual behaviours in a holistic, strengths-based manner.
  • What to do next – how to manage harmful sexual behaviours.

Audience: This workshop applies to work undertaken by any professional who directly interacts with children or child safety related roles within government and non-government organisations.

For Australian school educators, this course aligns with the following APST; 4.4, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 and the NQS 2.2.3.

Dates:

  • Thursday 22 April 2021 (school holidays)
  • Wednesday 05 May 2021
  • Wednesday 09 June 2021
  • Wednesday 07 July 2021

*This workshop will also be rolled out in person to each State and Territory in the second half of the year

Time: 10.00 to 14.30 AEST

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THE FORM

Please note: these workshops will be conducted online with limited spaces available. You will receive an email response to confirm if you have been accepted into this workshop.

By registering your interest for this workshop, you agree to receive communication from the organiser regarding this event and their other services.


Need some NIGHT TIME log book hours? An opportunity for you and your supervisor to experience a range of driving conditions to increase awareness of safe driving behaviours.

A FREE Night Time Learner Log Book Run will be held on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 between 6.00pm and 8.30pm

The Log Book Run will start at the Lake Illawarra PCYC and finish at McDonalds Family Restaurant, Warilla concluding with a PRIZE GIVEAWAY.

Learners must have at least 40 log book hours to be eligible to participate. Bookings are essential please call Jenny Davies on 4221 6124 or click on the link below.

Click here to register:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=enyd_Al1gkefh9b21sCXk7M50Q_l8sNKlf6dV1zuPwlUQzdYUlpVUDZKTzM0QkZOUjRTRFlUWk5BTi4u


Sexual Health

Dolly Doctor answers the Top Ten

Registrations are now open for ‘Dolly Doctor answers the Top Ten’ webinar. Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 10.00am for 60 minutes

Associate Professor Melissa Kang, also known as Dolly Doctor will answer the top ten most Google searched questions on sexual health. Melissa’s career has been devoted to the health and health care of adolescents and young adults. She is an academic, a clinician, and an advocate. Melissa’s research has taken a population health approach, with major projects exploring access to health care, health system navigation, young people’s sexuality and sexual health (particularly sexually transmitted infections).

We are thrilled to host Melissa who will be Zooming in with us for this webinar.

Register here or cut & paste the URL https://www.stickytickets.com.au/DTAWY


Youth Empowerment Tool

Places still available for the online launch of the Youth Empowerment Tool (YET)

Wednesday 21st April at 11am for 45 minutes.

This online tool has been designed to empower young people to engage with health professionals and to increase their knowledge around sexual and reproductive health.

The YET will officially launch as part of Youth Week April 2021 featuring:

  • Stuff to know before you go-accessing a health professional, obtaining a Medicare card and bulk billing
  • Going for an STI test-what’s involved in going to a health professional for screening
  • Knowledge is Power- provides links to trusted and reliable websites

Hear about the project background, input from headspace Wollongong Youth Reference Group and the QR code that will take people to the online tool.

Register here or cut and paste the URL if that’s easier for you: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/5FI2I


Young People

Mission Australia Youth Survey

This survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.

The survey closes on 9th August 2021, with results to be analysed and released before the end of the year.

Click here to go the survey or cut and paste the URL https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6015042/Youth-Survey-2021


Addiction

Charge of My Money

Wesley Mission is pleased to advise that we have funding to deliver Wesley Missions, in Charge of My Money Program to prevent gambling harm by providing early intervention awareness.

We have Wesley In Charge of My Money contextualised to Youth, Domestic Violence Clients, Clients experience Drug & Alcohol Addiction (to The Energy Literacy component) shows clients how to read energy bills, reduce costs, avoid bill shock, and where to get financial assistance and support if they can’t pay their bills. 

Wesley Mission’s in Charge of My Money Program is an interactive Financial Literacy program designed to provide knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to make informed and effective money management decisions. This course is useful in providing information about good money management and encourages participants to take charge of their money, the program will also assist participants in how they think about money by giving them the tools to achieve financial objectivity and to create good money habits for the future.

Facilitators will also discuss debt traps such as payday loans, credit cards, and where people can get safe support. We discuss wrap around services such as Wesley Financial Counseling & Emergency Relief Funding. 

We can hold this on site at any community location within Sydney, Illawarra Central Coast and Newcastle and Hunter .

The session runs in the following session times:

3 x 1 hour over 3 weeks

2 x 1.5 hours over 2 weeks

1 x 3 hours

If your organisation is interested in having Wesley Mission deliver this program, please contact: Tammy Lobb – tammy.lobb@wesleymission.org.au


Illawarra’s CALD Local Drug Action Team

Illawarra’s CALD Local Drug Action Team are hosting a free interactive event, Alcohol and Drugs: One Family’s Story. A panel of experts will discuss the impacts of alcohol and drugs through a cultural lens, what families can do and what support is available for culturally and linguistically diverse families. The event is held without judgement or stigma and everyone is welcome to attend, including community members, organisations and health services. Different experts will talk about:

  • Impacts of alcohol and drugs
  • Thinking about alcohol and drugs through a cultural lens
  • Cultural concerns about getting help
  • How to get help
  • Hear from one panel member who has overcome their challenges with alcohol and drugs

The event will be held on Wednesday 5 May at Wollongong Town Hall from 10.30am to 1.30pm (the event is free and includes lunch). Registrations are through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/146501855995


Employment and Training

Kiama Community College

APRIL & MAY UPCOMING COURSE OPTIONS

Subsidies & Fee-Free Scholarships are available for all courses below, for eligible students*

TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFCIATIONS 
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING 
Cert I in Information, Digital Media & Technology ICT10115

Cert IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015

Cert III in Accounts Administration FNS30317


SHORT COURSES
Microsoft Office At Your Level (Accredited Skill Set)

SUBSIDY INFORMATION
*Subsidies and fee free scholarships are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like more information on Smart and Skilled please refer to our website or phone the Community College on 02 4232 1050.

BUSINESS, IT & ACCOUNTING
Our VET qualifications in administration, business, accounting and information technology provide access to opportunities for workplace entry and transition as well as skill and career development. Business and Accounting students are supported to ensure that they successfully pathway to employment or further studies.


TRAINER & ASSESSOR QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116 focuses on student outcomes and helping students become great trainers, and is the qualification required to become a trainer-assessor in our nation’s accredited vocational training system.

This qualification will provide the skills to design and deliver accredited training and assess competency, as a workplace based trainer-assessor or operating in a classroom or online environment.

WHY CHOOSE KCC? When students study with us, they’ll receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by TAFEs and other RTOs approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, that can open up opportunities for future employability and employment.

PLUS they will also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist with their study/life needs and support them in seeking work placement and employment. 

As your local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) overseen by the Australian Government, we have provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist students to upskill or gain their first job and are recognised by employers across the country. That’s the Community College difference!