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.

Mon 01 Jan 2024
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Business Connect - 60+ free online workshops and webinars to assist small business in NSW

Location: Online Webinar
Provided By: Business Connect
Cost: Free

Over 60 free online workshops and webinars are available through [] Business Connect to support your NSW small business to manage cashflow, change your business model, sell goods and services online and market your business in a challenging environment.

  • Click here for more information on courses, or for course bookings.


Mon 01 Jan 2024

Illawarra ITeC - Advance your skills and kick start your career with ITeC

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

Illawarra ITeC (ITeC) offers a variety of courses in a range of industries including Business, Construction/WHS, Entertainment, Hospitality and Retail courses. 

Build your resume with accreditation: Learn skills for in-demand jobs, build your resume and join school leavers across NSW planning for their future.

ITeC are NOW taking enrolments for a range of courses:

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate III in Live Production and Services 
  • Certificate III in Music Industry 
  • Certificate III in Screen and Media  
  • Certificate III in Hospitality 
  • Certificate III in Retail 
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Short Courses and Workshops:

  • NSW Food Safety Supervisor Course
  • NSW Food Safety Supervisor Recertification Course
  • Barista Workshop
  • Buttercream Piping Workshop

Recent NSW Government changes have now made our Construction, Business, Screen and Media, Live Production Course FEE FREE for anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria applies!

Spots are limited:
Phone: 02 4223 3100

  • Click here for more information on courses, or for course bookings.


Mon 01 Jan 2024
9:00am to 03:00pm

Enterprise Plus - Free Online Business Workshops

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

Enterprise Plus is a dynamic regional organisation with a long history, delivering a comprehensive range of business and educational services to regional NSW and the ACT.

Our purpose is to assist businesses become more sustainable, to generate employment opportunities and to assist our young people with their career and educational journey.

Our focus is on you, our client, and the need to achieve a positive outcome no matter what your needs are. Whether you are a current business operator, intend to start a new venture, are seeking some professional development or perhaps you are a younger person seeking assistance with your education or career; our professional Advisors & Educators are here to assist you.

  • Click here for more information on courses, or for course bookings.


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.