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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.

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Tue 16 Apr 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm

SRBEC - #BeBOLD Business Success SERIES – Nowra (3 workshops included) - Apr, May & June

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street Nowra
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $59.00

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Register for all three #BeBold Masterclasses and only pay $59

A must-do series for all business owners who want a fresh view of their business, this is an ideal opportunity to take some time out and look at your business from a bird’s eye perspective. Delivered over 3 Masterclass sessions, you will be guided through the key strategic and operational elements of business by experienced facilitators. Between sessions book a follow-up meeting with your local business advisor and further extend your learnings to identify and target the key areas you need to develop in your business to improve its’ performance.

Participants will learn:

  • The 9 areas to focus on in order to build successful businesses
  • Important Components of good Business Planning
  • How to utilise Digital Tools and Social Media effectively in your Business

At the completion of the program the participants will have:

  • Knowledge and awareness of the key elements for a successful business
  • Useful and effective business planning and development tools
  • A relationship with and on-going support from, your local business advisors

9 Steps to Business Success – Tuesday 16 April 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Create Your 1-Page Business Plan – Tuesday 07 May 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Digital Fitness & Social Media Marketing – Tuesday 11 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm

PAY ONLY $59 – Registrations are essential.

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Mon 06 May 2019
9:00am - 11.00am

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Facebook for Beginners - Mon 6th May 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.

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Mon 06 May 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Advanced Facebook - Mon 6th May 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.

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Tue 07 May 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm

SRBEC - Create Your 1-page Business Plan – Nowra - Tuesday 7th May 2019

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street Nowra
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25.00

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Are you so bogged down in the day-to-day of your business operations, that you can’t see the forest for the trees?

This hands-on interactive workshop will give you the time and space to do some planning for the future… Where do you want to go, and how are you going to get there?

In this workshop, the second in the #BeBold Business Success Masterclasses, you will identify the activities you need to be doing to get your business from where it is now to where you want it to be… And, you will take away your one-page business plan.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of having a direction and a plan for your business
  • Techniques to develop simple and effective business strategies
  • Customer-focussed marketing tools

At the completion of the program the participants will have:

  • Your 1-page Business Plan
  • A knowledge of the areas you need to strengthen in your business
  • An understanding of key Marketing activities you can action to improve your business
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Wed 08 May 2019
8.30am - 11.30am

Being Human HR - Attracting the Right Talent - Ulladulla - Wednesday 8th May 2019

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Ulladulla
Provided By: Being Human HR
Cost: $55.00

In this workshop we look at how to attract the right people for your team, from designing the job to writing an ad and where to place it as well as the interview process and how to select the right person.

For further information contact Being HR on 0406 866 634 or head to the their new website at www.beinghuman.com.au 


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Mon 13 May 2019
8.30am - 11.30am

Being Human HR - Attracting the Right Talent - Nowra - Monday 13th May 2019

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Manyana Room
Provided By: Being Human HR
Cost: $55.00

In this workshop we look at how to attract the right people for your team, from designing the job to writing an ad and where to place it as well as the interview process and how to select the right person.

For further information contact Being HR on 0406 866 634 or head to the their new website at www.beinghuman.com.au 


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Mon 27 May 2019
9:00am - 11.00am

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Instagram for Beginners - Mon 27th May 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.

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Mon 27 May 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Advanced Instagram - Mon 27th May 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.

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Fri 31 May 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

SRBEC - NDIS – Costs and Future Proofing – Nowra - Fri May 31 2019

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street Nowra
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: Free

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This workshop is for small business owners and NFP managers who want to have a better understanding of your profit and loss under the NDIS.

You will discover how to identify what you need to earn to live a comfortable life and what is your ideal amount of time to spend in your business to achieve this. You will work out the best service configuration and number of billable hours to offset your costs and achieve your business goals. Costs of product and services will then be explored to ascertain the viability of your business model.

Participants will learn:

  • How to interpret the NDIS price guides and identify your NDIS categories
  • How to use the Number Stacker Tool to structure your individual profit and loss
  • How to diversify revenue streams

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

  • Knowledge of how to use the NDIS Price Guides effectively
  • With the Knowledge Stacker tool, gain clarity of your projected income, expenses and profitability under the NDIS
  • Ideas on how to create a surplus and diversify revenue streams for added business sustainability

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.

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Mon 17 Jun 2019
9:00am - 11.00am

The Business Sessions - Worklife - Think Global. Work Global - Social Media Planning - Mon 17th June 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.

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Tue 18 Jun 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm

SRBEC - #BeBOLD Digital Fitness and Social Media Marketing – Nowra - Tue 18 June 2019

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street Nowra
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25.00

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Remember when mobile phones were the size of a brick and marketing meant printing a cool brochure? The evolution of technology is changing the way we run and market our businesses – and keeping up – isn’t always easy!

In this 3-hour work shop we will help your business get on track and stay on track.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify key problems for their business in the digital space
  • To understand the relationship between tradition and digital marketing
  • How to produce effective content for social media platforms such as Facebook

At the completion of the program the participants will have:

  • Digital Fitness Assessment
  • Identification of best marketing strategies for their business
  • Tips and tricks package for Digital marketing on social media platforms such as Facebook
  • Cost of #BeBold Digital Fitness and Social Media Marketing workshop only is $25.00. Registrations are essential.
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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.

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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.