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Women in Business

Women in Business

Are you running a small business and feel like you would like to connect with like-minded women in the local area for support?

CHESS Connect are hosting a FREE Women In Business Group connecting women in the Lismore, Richmond Valley and Surrounds.

If you would like more information. contact Emily on 0448 615 726

Meetings are to commence in October.

Pharmacological approaches to incontinence free webinar

Pharmacological approaches to incontinence free webinar

The Continence Foundation of Australia invites you to register for the next webinar. In this webinar, pharmacists Brad Butt and Kirilos Wasef will present information on effective medications for different types of incontinence and the various needs of consumers. We will cover the pharmacological treatments for those with comorbidities and the impact of polypharmacy.

This webinar will provide knowledge for the generalist health professional and those working with high care needs and disability.

When: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Online

Register here: https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/f67991.html

Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

To stand in solidarity with health care workers and the communities they serve, and to recognise the impact of COVID in our communities, Karabena Coaching has developed a FREE self-care course which is available now. It is a self-paced course containing 11 lessons outlining key health and wellbeing messages across physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Learn more by visiting Karabena Coaching courses.  

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

TAFE NSW is proud to offer the Training and Assessment Scholarships to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This is a great opportunity to help your Mob by being accredited with the right qualifications to become a trainer. There is a number of opportunities to meet a range of skillsets.

Register your interest  on the TAFE NSW/ Aboriginal Education link below:

Aboriginal Education – Training and Education – TAFE NSW

Important Key Dates

Qualification Date
TAESS00014-V01 Statement of Attainment Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set

Duration: 8 weeks, Time: 5pm-9pm    Location: Online from home on your own device.

See  Flyer in link for further information

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Attend 5 blocks of 5 days a week at either Queanbeyan Campus, Kingscliff Campus or Eora College over 18 months.

In between the study blocks attend a once-a-week Wednesday evening Webinar from 5pm – 9pm over the 18 months from home using your own device.

EOI Open Now
Applications close 18 February 2022
Course commences 2 May 2022
Course finish date 23 November 2023
Training and Assessment Upgrade

See  Flyer in link for further information

900-50200V01- Statement of Attainment in Design and develop assessment tools

This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams two evenings per week

from 6.30pm –8.30pm for 7 weeks.

Participants attend from home on their own device

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021
900-81213V01 – Statement of Attainment in Address adult language literacy and numeracy skills

This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams one evening per week from

5pm – 9pm for 7 weeks.

Participants attend from home on their own device.

Applications close 10 September 2021
Course commences 11 October 2021

 

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission offers online workshops

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission offers online workshops

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission develops educational resources and runs workshops for aged care providers in home services and residential services. Due to the pandemic, it changed  workshops from face-to-face to online.

The commission has developed three online educational workshops which are now open for registration with dates available in September. New session dates will also be available over the coming months.

Since the start of July, the commission has run 15 workshops with almost 220 participants, and 99% of the participants who provided feedback indicated that they would recommend the workshops to others to complete. More information about these workshops and how to register is available on the Workshops page of the commission’s website.

Current workshops

Understanding the Quality Standards – information session

This online workshop introduces the Aged Care Quality Standards, by providing an overview of the Standards, relevant guidance material and helpful templates.

This information session has been redeveloped, based on the previous ‘Getting to know the Standards’ and ‘Preparing for the Standards’ workshops delivered by the Commission in 2019.

See full details of Understanding the Quality Standards >

Monitor and assess the performance of your service: aged care home services

This online workshop is designed to support providers of aged care home services in developing their knowledge, skills and practical understanding of monitoring and assessing their own performance, to ensure services are delivered in line with the Aged Care Quality Standards.

This workshop has been developed as a new, shortened and condensed version of the ‘Assessing the Standards’ workshops. There is significant overlap in content.

See full details of the aged care home services workshop >

Monitor and assess the performance of your service: aged care residential services

This online workshop is designed to support providers of aged care residential services in developing their knowledge, skills and practical understanding of monitoring and assessing their own performance, to ensure services are delivered in line with the Aged Care Quality Standards.

This workshop has been developed as a new, shortened and condensed version of the ‘Assessing the Standards’ workshops. There is significant overlap in content.

See full details of the aged care residential services workshop >

 

Free training: Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Free training: Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Free ‘Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace’ training is available for employers and executive leaders who want to learn practical strategies to provide a safe working environment, meet their WHS obligations, boost productivity and save their business money.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is good for your people and good for business. See other benefits.

The training, funded by the NSW Government, will help you understand the legal, financial, ethical and reputational benefits of a psychologically safe business.

You will learn how to design safe workplaces and how to integrate mental health into all areas of your business, which will increase productivity and save you money.

This easy-to-do training is delivered by an expert psychologist from Black Dog Institute.

This training is free. To learn more visit HERE.

Eligibility

You’re eligible if you’re an owner or employer of:

  • a NSW business with less than 200 employees
  • a not-for-profit organisation of any size

What I will learn

The training only takes one hour and will give your business a competitive edge.

You will learn:

  • your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • strategies to support mental health at work and how to embed them into your business
  • how to design healthier workplaces, procedures, job roles and responsibilities

How training is provided

Interactive workshop:

  • only takes one hour
  • is delivered online via Zoom or face to face at your business (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) by a clinical psychologist

Questions about the training

If you have any questions before applying, use our contact us form. We’ll get back to you within two working days.

Do not use this form to apply for a program.


How to register

Signing up is easy.

 

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Some Fee-free TAFE courses available during lockdown

If you’re currently in lockdown and want to upskill, you can with a fee-free* online short course, but places are limited. Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Building a Website
Business Admin – Computing Skills
Construction Materials and WHS
Digital Security Basics
Emotional Intelligence
Introduction to Community Services
Introduction to Real Estate
Small Business
Social Media Engagement
and more
Lismore activation plan to support business

Lismore activation plan to support business

Lismore City Council has launched its new Business Activation Plan designed to help grow businesses in Lismore and Nimbin Central Business Districts.

Its release comes at a time that many of our local businesses are struggling with the financial full-out from the lockdown.

Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins welcomed the timely release of the Plan.

“With its unique old brick buildings and laneways, the CBD of Lismore is where our community comes together to socialise, share meals, shop and promenade. So too in Nimbin with its iconic streetscape,” she said.

“Council believes it is crucial to keep both CBDs safe and interesting to encourage people into the area to support our local businesses.

“The Business Activation Plan aims to do this by providing amenity in summer with more shade and seating, giving people reasons to walk by wayfinding through our laneways and rainbow walking track, buy local campaigns and micro grants for businesses”.

“When our shared spaces are exciting to visit, and events give us more reason to go downtown, our community benefits and so do the businesses we rely on. I am looking forward to seeing this plan in action.”

The plan was developed by Council’s Economic Development team which engaged the business community through workshops and an online survey, as well as working closely with the Business Activation Plan Working Group.

The Working Group comprised of representatives from Council, the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce, the Lismore Square and Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers.

The Working Group identified four simple themes to underpin the plan: Vibrancy to encourage more people to visit and connect with our CBDs, Experience to ensure our streets are safe and attractive; Promotion to showcase local events, attractions and the business community; and Support to help existing and new businesses to flourish.

The plan is also COVID-conscious and encourages businesses to use digital tools for events and engagement, including going virtual if necessary to promote our local businesses and community to wider audiences.
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Lismore City Council’s General Manager Michael Donnelly thanked the Working Group for developing the new plan.

“It is important that all of our stakeholders, such as the chambers of commerce and the Square, have a say in how we bring more people into our CBDs,” he said.

“As a Council we are committed to working with our business sector to ensure they can continue to grow and provide jobs for our community. By working together, we can put in place plans and actions that benefit not only our business community but also the wider community.”

A new Working Group will be established to implement, monitor and review the plan.

The 7th Annual Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

The 7th Annual Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

The 7th Annual Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit will be held online from Melbourne from September 13 to 14, with a post-summit workshop on September 15.

It will bring together senior leaders from government, property developers, community housing providers, investors, and other industry leaders to discuss affordable housing solutions.

Discussions will cover measures of collaborations and partnerships, investment strategies, and sustainable housing delivery models as evidence-based solutions to strategise scale-able affordable housing solutions.

Join us in Melbourne or Online for the summit designed to help uncover challenges organisations across the industry are facing in the pursuit of achieving scale-able solutions to make affordable housing a reality.

TAFE Training and Assessment Scholarships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

TAFE NSW Lockdown Learning Courses fee free courses delivered to any location via Virtual Classroom or self-paced online

TAFE NSW are now offering a number of fee-free online short courses.

For more information click here Fee-Free* Online Short Courses – TAFE NSW

 

Courses offered include:

Statement of Attainment in Digital Security Basics

901-00011V01

Start Date: Anytime

10 hour per week / 12 weeks (self-paced)

Statement of Attainment in Food Handling

SITSS00050-V01

Start Date: Anytime

1 hour week / 12 weeks (self-paced)

Statement of Attainment in Medical Terminology

900-81256V01

Start Date: Anytime

7 hours per week 12 weeks (self-paced)

Statement of Attainment in Mental Health

900-82349V01

Any location via Virtual Classroom: Part Time, Virtual classroom off campus

Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $0.00

Start Date: 16 Aug 2021 Duration: 9 Weeks

Start Date: 24 Aug 2021 Duration: 9 Weeks

Statement of Attainment in Producing Documents and Spreadsheets

900-82347V01

Any location via Virtual Classroom: Part Time, Virtual classroom off campus

Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $0.00

Start Date: 18 Aug 2021 Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: 21 Aug 2021 Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: 25 Aug 2021 Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: 28 Aug 2021 Duration: 4 Weeks

Statement of Attainment in Reading Plans for Builders

Start Date: Anytime

2 hours per week / 10 weeks (self-paced)

Ageing and Disability Commission release Free Detection and response to abuse training module

Ageing and Disability Commission release Free Detection and response to abuse training module

The Ageing and Disability Commission has released a free detection and response to abuse training module. These training resources are designed to improve the detection and response to abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people and adults with disability in their family, home and community.

You can now access the second training module in the online training series. Module two is designed to equip supervisors, managers, senior executives or senior staff in organisations with the skills to strengthen existing workplace practices, and better support their staff to identify and respond to abuse, neglect and exploitation of an older person or adult with disability in their family, home or community.

It’s free and easy to complete.

Blue Knot Foundation delivers Professional Development

Blue Knot Foundation delivers Professional Development

The Blue Knot Foundation – National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma – has announced its new professional development training calendar for the second half of 2021. The training calendar for NSW and ACT is listed below. (In the event that a COVID-19 outbreak occurs which prevents the delivery of face-to-face training, Blue Knot Foundation will move the training to a virtual classroom wherever possible.)

Sydney, NSW
8 November 2021 – Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness in Sydney CBD – click here for more information
29 November 2021 – Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma in Sydney CBD – click here for more information

Canberra, ACT
13 September 2021 – Trauma Responsive Leadership in Canberra click here for more information
19 November 2021 – Using a Trauma Lens when working with Domestic and Family Violence in Canberra – click here for more information

Nowra, NSW
29 October 2021 – Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma in Nowra – click here for more information

Newcastle, NSW
6 December 2021 – Trauma Responsive Leadership in Newcastle – click here for more information

Virtual Classroom
20 August 2021 – Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
27 August 2021 – Trauma Responsive Leadership in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
27 August 2021 – Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
1&2 September 2021 – Trauma Informed Diversity Awareness (Masterclass) in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
8 September 2021 – Three Phased Approach: Safety and Stabilisation in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
17 September 2021 – Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness in Virtual Classroom click here for more information
23&24 September 2021 – Three Phased Approach: Processing and Integration in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information
13&14 October 2021 – Trauma Informed Diversity Awareness (Masterclass) in Virtual Classroom – click here for more information

Healthy North Coast presents new Webinars, including one on Stress Relief

Healthy North Coast presents new Webinars, including one on Stress Relief

Healthy North Coast invites healthcare professionals to register for two webinars.

A recent survey shows that work stress as a result of the pandemic is impacting more than two-thirds of Australia’s healthcare workers.

In response to the ongoing situation, Healthy North Coast is offering two webinars to help clinicians impacted by COVID -19.

Coping with the reality of clinical workplace stress on Thursday 26 August, 6:30pm-8:00pm, facilitated bu Dr Basia Radlinska, a Coffs Harbour clinical psychologist register here: https://app.livewebinar.com/397-295-553

And

Working with challenging clients, presented by Dr David Cooper from the Medical Indemnity Protection society register here: https://app.livewebinar.com/162-751-204

Further inquiries call : 02 66591808

Looking for a Career in the Tourism Industry?

Looking for a Career in the Tourism Industry?

Due to the current changing situation with COVID outbreaks we have decided it will be in the best to postpone this course.

New proposed start: October 11, 2021.

AWAY FROM BASE options available and Express your interest via link or QR code on flyer in the

Certificate III in Guiding (Aboriginal Cultural Tourism)

SIT30316

Delivery Location: TAFE NSW – Ballina

This course is designed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s wanting a career as a Cultural Tour Guide

A great opportunity to you mob wanting to be ready for the tourism industry to boom again.

Includes local tours of the Far North Coast of NSW & First Aid and RSA certificates.

To Express Interest CLICK LINK or SCAN QR code with phone on Flyer

https://forms.office.com/r/4DuuJxn03M

Away from Base option available

Delivered via residential block delivery:

Block 1                        11th – 15th October

Block 2                        1st – 5th November

Block 3                        29th November – 3rd December

Block 4                        14th February – 18th February

Block 5                        14th March – 18th March

If you have any enquiries contact Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator – Kristy Perkins on 0409074401

We welcome participants from across the state of NSW and the following neighbouring postcodes

Elanora 4221

Currumbin 4223

Coolangatta 4225

Tallebudgera 4228