(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Education Centre Against Violence Online Domestic Violence Training – applications close 15/9/20

Education Centre Against Violence Online Domestic Violence Training – applications close 15/9/20

An introduction to essential skills in recognising and responding to Domestic and Family Violence -Virtual training
Date: 13/10/2020

The Education Centre Against Violence in response to the restrictions imposed by COVID 19 has developed courses to run online. The courses, due to the complexity of interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect are introductory level with the view to participants coming across to our face to face training being scheduled again for 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by return email if you have any questions. ECAV are also taking requests for face to face training to be run in areas across the state for 2021 please see below the links which can provide further information should services wish to apply for training in their area.

As we are currently accepting training requests to plan the 2021 training calendar, the website has been updated in the following sections with a brief message regarding Covid and training requests.

COVID-19 http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/

Courses & Forums http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/courses/

What is involved in requesting and coordinating an ECAV Course 

Requesting ECAV Training http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/training-request-form/

Kind regards

Wendy Frost

Statewide Domestic Violence Educator| NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence
Locked Bag 7118 Parramatta CBD  NSW  2124
Tel 02 9840 3359 | Fax 02 9840 3754 | E: [email protected]

Become a Member of the 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce

Become a Member of the 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce

Are you aged 12-24, living in regional NSW and ready to speak for young people in your area?

Applications are now open for next year’s Regional Youth Taskforce, an advisory group to the NSW Government about everyday issues facing young people in regional and rural NSW.

Two representatives from each of the nine NSW regions will be selected to join the taskforce and share their experiences and ideas for programs, services and infrastructure to improve life in the regions.

It’s easy to apply – simply fill out the online form and create a short video on your phone about who you are and the most important issues facing young people in your part of the world.

To find out more and submit an application, go to nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/regional-youth-taskforce.

Webinar- Delivering Quality and Culturally Responsive Telehealth Services (3/9/20)

Webinar- Delivering Quality and Culturally Responsive Telehealth Services (3/9/20)

Delivering Quality and Culturally Responsive Telehealth Services

Thu 3 Sep 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Event Organiser: Digital Health CRC

The focus of this panel discussion is delivering quality and culturally responsive telehealth services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, through the pandemic and beyond.

COVID-19 quickly thrust us into using telehealth (phone, online and video consultations) which has resulted in a range of great benefits as well as numerous issues, particularly for this hard to reach population.

A panel will discuss lived experience and use expert knowledge to explore and unpack the issues and provide practical strategies to achieve best practice. There will also be time to answer audience questions.

This webinar is free to attend and is aimed at health service providers wishing to improve capacity, capability, and confidence in this area. It may also be of interest to health consumer representatives.

RSVP Here by Thu 03 September, 05:00 pm

Rural Health Seminar Series- Complementary Medicine Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

Rural Health Seminar Series- Complementary Medicine Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

This seminar will be provided via Zoom

Date: Thursday 17th September

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


Pregnant and breastfeeding women commonly use complementary medicine products (CMPs) including dietary supplements and herbal medicines. This mixed-methods research investigated pregnant and breastfeeding women’s use of CMPs, and specifically focused on women’s CMPs information-seeking behaviours, information sources, and types of information sought. Factors that influenced women’s decision-making, including health literacy, were also examined. Results show that establishing the safety and benefits of CMP use were central to women’s decision-making. Participants had good health literacy skills. They aimed to promote and maintain the health of their babies and themselves, making their decisions in line with the concept of maternal health literacy. They sought information widely but were discerning when evaluating the information collated. Women’s most trusted sources of CMPs information were health care practitioners, government and hospital information, and published research.

Presented by Larisa Barnes, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney School of Pharmacy and Education Support Officer, University Centre for Rural Health

Larisa Barnes, PhD Candidate, submitted her thesis in February and expects her graduation letter any day. A naturopath and researcher by profession, Larisa studied under the supervision of Professor Parisa Aslani (School of Pharmacy), and Emeritus Professor Lesley Barclay and Professor Kirsten McCaffery (School of Public Health) at the University of Sydney. Larisa is passionate about supporting women to make informed decisions regarding their health, and about furthering research into complementary medicine. Larisa has worked as a clinical educator at Southern Cross University and was in naturopathic practice for 17 years. Currently, Larisa works in the multidisciplinary education team at Sydney University’s University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore, Northern NSW and as a Unit Writer for Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine.

Co Authors: Professor Parisa Aslani,

Emeritus Professor Lesley Barclay &

Professor Kirsten McCaffery

For further information please contact

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 6620 7570

ASIST Workshop

ASIST Workshop


The Family Centre is running 3 training session in Tweed and Byron Bay.

Tweed Heads 16–17 September

Byron Bay 21–22 September

Tweed Heads 15–16 October

To find out more or register HERE

Reading this post may cause feelings of discomfort and/or distress. If you experience any distress please contact one of the following free services:

Lifeline 131 114
Beyondblue 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

An NDIS workforce for our diverse community – free workshops

An NDIS workforce for our diverse community – free workshops

When it comes to accessing and maintaining disability services and supports that are culturally appropriate, people from CALD backgrounds experience multiple layers of disadvantage, including language barriers, social stigma, lack of culturally responsive services, a distrust of government agencies, unfamiliarity with the service system, and a lack of awareness of their entitlements and available supports.

An estimated 23 per cent of the Australian population are from a CALD background according to the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) definition of cultural and linguistic diversity. The available evidence indicates that people from CALD backgrounds have rates of disability, and profound or severe disability, similar to the rest of the Australian population. (Still Outside the Tent, October 2018).

CultureReady are free workshops aimed at helping disability service providers to work more effectively with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

You can learn how to enhance your service delivery to CALD participants, how to recruit and retain high performing staff from diverse backgrounds, and how to train staff to provide respectful and culturally responsive services.

Find more information about workshops and training on the Settlement Services international website: https://www.ssi.org.au/services/ssi-training/cultureready

(Alt text: image shows two women from culturally diverse backgrounds. The woman in the foreground wears a white headscarf and is smiling at the camera with a red pen in her hand and a writing book on a table in front of her. The woman in the background wears a dark blue denim jacket with glasses and black wavy hair)

You are invited to At Risk: Older women facing homelessness in Australia – the launch of two reports online

You are invited to At Risk: Older women facing homelessness in Australia – the launch of two reports online

A panel of five specialists, organised by Kobi Maglen of Housing for the Aged Action Group and facilitated by Suzie Riddell, CEO at Social Ventures Australia, will launch two reports on the risks of homelessness facing older Australian women.
The reports are “At Risk: understanding the population size and demographics of older women at risk of homelessness in Australia” and “Older women in the private rental sector: unaffordable, substandard and insecure housing”.

This is an online event next Tuesday 4th August 11am – 12.30pm – click this link to register. It is FREE.

Red Cross- Drought and Wellbeing Webinar series

Red Cross- Drought and Wellbeing Webinar series

This webinar series explores how to maintain community wellbeing through drought. Each fortnight expert speakers will share their insights so we can better support our own communities, ourselves and our loved ones in these tough times. 

Family wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress
Hear what the research tells us about adult relationships, family roles and children’s experience through droughts, alongside practical tips on how to support children as well as adult relationships.

10-11.15am Wednesday 29 July
Register here 

Preparing for tough times
Listen to an introduction on preparedness in the drought space and the importance of preparing the mind for challenging times. Includes tools and tips to support drought resilience and preparedness.

10-11.15am Wednesday 12 August
Register here  

For more information go to https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/recovering-from-emergencies/drought-resilience-program#Webinars


Cranes- Term 3 Calendar

Cranes- Term 3 Calendar

Term 3 Calendar- August – September 2020- Child Development Workshops and Programs



Who is eligible: Anyone with a primary care or support role in the care of a child or seeking access to or restoration of a child.
Cost: FREE
To register: Contact CRANES on 66427257 or email [email protected]
About CRANES: Please visit our website www.cranes.org.au

IPROWD – Indigenous Police Recruitment Our way Delivery

IPROWD – Indigenous Police Recruitment Our way Delivery

The Indigenous Police Recruitment Our way Delivery Program (IPROWD) supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to join the NSW Police Force or other Justice and Emergency Service Agencies.  Download the link below:

IPROWD Lismore Sem 2 2020 

Date             Contact                                              Location                                            Room

TBA              Jaklyn Hensley (0409 903 455)        TAFE NSW, Lismore Campus           AG-12 Aunty Fay Smith Room


Cert III Guiding (Aboriginal Tourism) – Local enrolments only (AFB date has now ceased)

Cert III Guiding (Aboriginal Tourism) – Local enrolments only (AFB date has now ceased)

Looking for a career in the Tourism Industry??

Become a tour guide with our Certificate III in Guiding (Aboriginal Cultural Tourism) . Learn to lead tour groups, provide commentary and share specialised interpretive information on natural, cultural and heritage attractions.

Campus Delivery Location: Ballina TAFE 9.30 – 4pm

ATTENDANCE This course is currently designed and scheduled to be delivered Mondays to Fridays on the following dates:

Block 1              20th-24th July

Block 2             17th-21st August

Block 3             14th-18th Sept

Block 4             12th-16th Oct

Block 5              16th-20th Nov

To register your interest or find out more
Name Kristy Perkins Phone 0409074401

Email [email protected]

Apply Now – https://www.tafensw.edu.au/offering/-/o/o/SIT30316-01V02-20BAL-028/Certificate-III-in-Guiding



TAFE NSW Kingscliff and Murwillumbah Semester 2 Course list

TAFE NSW Kingscliff and Murwillumbah Semester 2 Course list

Please find attached TAFE NSW’s Semester 2 course list for Kingscliff & Murwillumbah Campuses.


As we are operating in a very fluid environment, we are currently planning for majority of our Semester 2 courses to return to face to face delivery or in some cases a blended delivery including online modules, connected learning and face to face.

To learn more about our courses at Kingscliff campus please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/search?q=kingscliff&search=manual for a more specific search pop the course name in the search bar.

All TAFE NSW locations have counsellors who specialise in both career & personal counselling and would love to support your clients in exploring new work & educational opportunities.

Counselling sessions are up to an hour long and can focus on discussing clients aspirations, experience & lifestyle needs to inform job selection and work / life satisfaction. Our Counsellors are able to help solve obstacles, clarify confusion & uncertainty, and weigh up the costs and benefits of various career options.  For bookings phone 02 6569 2017



Rural Health Seminar Series

Rural Health Seminar Series

The Interface Between Complementary Medicine and Rural Primary Health Care

This seminar is provided via Zoom on Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 4 – 5pm

Presented by Professor Jon Wardle – Professor of Public Health and Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Southern Cross University

The use of complementary medicine in Rural areas in Australia is a current day health issue – which can present both challenges and opportunities.

Click here to register.
Click here for further information

Or please contact

Email[email protected]
Phone: 6620 7570