Business Training

Upcoming Training Events

Within the Shoalhaven there is a comprehensive business training agenda all year round. Council's Economic Development Office coordinates many of these courses with local providers and in conjunction with local business chambers and like organisations.

Fri 15 Feb 2019
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - Stay up to date with the NDIS & your business! - Nowra - 15 February 2019

Location: Jervis Bay Room, Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

Are you considering accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a part of your business strategy, but you don’t know how it works? 

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of the NDIS, how it works and how best to position you and your business for success through the NDIS.

This workshop is suitable for businesses and NFPs looking to offer products or services to the NDIS market.

Participants will learn:

  • About the NDIS, how it works and who the key stakeholders are
  • What is involved in the NDIS registration process?
  • How to build a sustainable business

At the completion of the session the participants will leave with:

  • Knowledge and confidence about the NDIS
  • An understanding of the NDIS Commission and registration process
  • Knowledge of the key elements of a successful business

A one-to-one follow up meeting is available to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles of the session. Please book with your local business advisor at the session.

Cost of Workshop is $25. Registrations are essential.


Fri 22 Feb 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm

Illawarra ITeC - Leadership Program - Training your greatest asset - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Location: Illawarra & Shoalhaven
Provided By: Illawarra ITeC
Cost: $1,580


The greatest asset in your business is your staff!! Do you have emerging leaders/supervisors who need further development?
Don't miss out - places are limited - Call ITEC and book TODAY!

P: 02 4223 3100




Mon 18 Mar 2019
9:30am - 4:30pm

Illawarra ITeC - Hospitality - Certificate III in Hospitality - 18 March 2019

Location: Illawarra & Shoalhaven
Provided By: Illawarra ITeC
Cost: $0


Using ITeC's hospitality kitchen this course will provide 'practical hands on experience' to give you the skills to start your career. Don't miss out - places are limited - Call ITEC and book TODAY!

P: 02 4223 3100


Tertiary Education

University of Wollongong - Shoalhaven Campus

The Shoalhaven Education Precinct, a strategic development is combining the resources of Shoalhaven City Council, the University of Wollongong and the NSW Government.

At the centre of development at Mundamia, to the west of Nowra is a campus for the University of Wollongong offering a range of courses at Nowra through its Faculties of Law, Humanities & the Arts; Business; Science Medicine and Health; Social Sciences.

The Shoalhaven Education Precinct offers a campus where students can undertake all or part of a degree. With the upgrading of the technology used for flexible delivery of learning at UOW, it is expected that an even greater range of subject and course offerings will be available each year.

NSW TAFE - Illawarra Institute

NSW TAFE have campuses at Bomaderry and Milton/Ulladulla, allowing the opportunity to train locally and providing the region with a strong skills base.

The Nowra Campus is the Illawarra Institute’ssecond largest and includes a library, a large tourism and hospitality training facility, a child studies facility and computer rooms. The campus offers a broad range of courses in the trade, manufacturing and services areas. Including;

  • Access Programs (includes Aboriginal Education & Training Unit, Outreach)
  • Building & Construction (Carpentry & Joinery)
  • Business Services (includes Administration Services, Finance, Retail & Property)
  • Engineering & Manufacturing (includes Electrotechnology, Metal Fabrication & Welding)
  • General Education ( includes Adult Basic Education, Prevocational)
  • Information Technology and Arts & Media (includes Fashion Technology)
  • Personal, Community & Health Services (includes Child Studies, Nursing, Welfare)
  • Tourism & Hospitality (includes Commercial Cookery, Food & Beverage, Travel) Transport, Rural & Maritime (includes Agriculture, Dairy, Horticulture, and Land Management)

The Ulladulla Campus of TAFE serves the southern Shoalhaven area from Sussex Inlet in the north to Kioloa in the south. Students have the opportunity to study a wide selection of courses in the business services, tourism and hospitality, general education, community services and maritime.

Vocational Training

There is a wide range of specialist registered training organizations (RTO’s) that operate within the Shoalhaven. Organisations such as the Illawarra Retirement Trust, Mission Australia, Sureway, Essential Personnel, Aerospace Training Services and more.

Aerospace Training Services was established in Nowra in 1996 to provide quality aviation maintenance training and training support to Australian General Aviation, Regional Passenger Transport industries and the aviation elements of the Australian Defence Force.

The Shoalhaven Community College,  is also based at Bomaderry for work skills programs, with a particular strength in the beauty industry.

Illawarra ITEC Ltd services the Illawarra/Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands region.  It is a not for profit organisation that was established in 1988 providing a range of courses including education, training and skills development and business and advisory services. To view their latest course offerings, click here.