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.

Wed 26 Jun 2019
9:30am - 10:30am

SRBEC - Free Webinar for Business - Productivity Hacks - Tips & Tech to Improve Effectiveness - Wednesday 26th June 2019

Location: Webinar
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: Free



A Digital Business Solutions Webinar for Business

With Robert Gerrish, Author of The One Minute Commute

In this presentation Robert Gerrish will:

  • Explore the key things that mess with our productivity
  • Help us review how we can best use our time
  • Explain why priorities are often ignored
  • Share some apps and tools to aid efficiency
  • Guide us in the best way to delegate and get more things done in less time

About Robert Gerrish

Robert Gerrish supports individuals starting, growing, fine-tuning or exiting their business.

He founded the Flying Solo online community, co-wrote the bestseller of the same name, and in late 2018 launched his latest book, ‘The 1-Minute Commute’ with publisher, Pan Macmillan.

He’s a podcaster, speaker and works one-on-one with a small group of independent professionals.

This webinar is delivered under the Australian Government's Digital Business Solutions Program. By attending you acknowledge agreement with the terms and conditions as outlined here.



Mon 08 Jul 2019
9:00am - 11.00am

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Email Marketing - Mon 8th July 2019

Location: Berry Sourdough, Bakery & Cafe - 23 Prince Alfred St, Berry
Provided By: The Business Sessions
Cost: Members $25.00 Non Members $50.00

Worklife and the Berry Chamber of Commerce present a series of workshops for the social media savvy, and the beginner. Sue Brodie from The Business Sessions will guide you to getting the most from your social media channels.


Fri 19 Jul 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

SRBEC - NDIS Registration & Verification - Friday 19th July, 2019

Location: Shoalhaven City Council, Manyana Room
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: Free


Save time and take away the stress and frustration of not knowing how to become a registered NDIS Provider, or how to renew your existing registration. This workshop takes you through all the steps you need to take to become a registered provider. It’s practical and straightforward, keeping it as simple as possible so you can get on with delivering your services.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • The role of the NDIS Commission
  • The steps in the registration or renewal process
  • How to meet the compliance requirements
  • The role of the Auditor and how to prepare and be ready to engage one


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

  • How to become a registered NDIS Provider or renew NDIS Registration
  • How to meet compliance requirements
  • An understanding of who is involved and what the steps are to register

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.

Workshop is FREE. Registrations are essential.




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.