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.

Tue 28 Apr 2020
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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.

To book a webinar, visit


Mon 08 Mar 2021
9:00am to 03:00pm

SRBEC - Free Online Business Workshops - April 2021

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

The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre are hosting FREE Social Media workshops in April  2021. 
Click on the link below for further updates on webinars:

Click here to learn about all courses available:

Wednesday April 7, 2021

10:00am - 12:30pm

.  How to start your own business

10:00am - 11:30am

.  Canva Intermediates

Thursday April 8, 2021

9:30am - 11:30am

.  Making the NDIS Work for your Business or NFP

Wednesday April 14, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

.  Cash Flow Essentials

10:30am - 12:00pm

.  Digital Basics Workshop

Tuesday April 20, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

.  Grow a Dynamic Business with Facebook Ads

1:00pm - 3:00pm

.  Create your 1- page business plan

Wednesday April 21, 2021

9:30am - 12:00pm

.  Marketing for your Business: Online Registrations

2:00pm - 3:30pm

.  Introduction to DIY Wix

Wednesday April 28, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm

.  Get your business online for FREE via social media

10:30am - 12:00pm

.  Digital basics workshop

Thursday April 29, 2021

10:00am - 11:30am

.  Introduction to podcasting

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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.