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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 Oct 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

The Business Sessions - Ready for Pinterest - Nowra - 16th October

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Nowra
Provided By: The Business Sessions
Cost: $55



To find out more call 0406 866 634 or email thegirls@thebusinesssessions.com.au

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Thu 18 Oct 2018
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - NDIS: Being Profitable - 18 October

Location: Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

Do you know how much it costs to deliver your product or services? Do you know how much profit you make?
To build a sustainable business you need to identify the profit you make.
Content:
  • What is your time worth
  • What does it cost to deliver your services
  • What happens with time you can’t bill for
  • What’s your profit
  • How can you diversify your revenue streams
Be at the forefront. Making the NDIS work for your business!


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Fri 19 Oct 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

The Business Sessions - Ready for Pinterest - Ulladulla - 19th October

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Ulladulla
Provided By: The Business Sessions
Cost: $55



To find out more call 0406 866 634 or email thegirls@thebusinesssessions.com.au

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Wed 07 Nov 2018
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - Business Start-Up - Nowra - 7 November

Location: Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

How to start your small business in 7 easy steps!

Thinking about starting a small business, you’ve got a killer idea, but don’t know what to do next. The ‘Getting started in Business” workshop is just what you need. Let our experienced business advisors explain the fundamentals of starting up a new business including what structure might be best for you; dealing with the ATO; what to look out for if you want to employ someone and many other important things you might not have considered.

This workshop will cover all the basic things you need to get up and running in a two-hour session that is both fun and informative.

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.


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Thu 08 Nov 2018
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - NDIS: Adapting your Business - 8th November

Location: Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

We are constantly adapting to change and businesses are the same. After this workshop, you will start to see opportunity as you build innovative strategies into your business.

Content:

  • Understanding the NDIS
  • Adjusting to change
  • Business agility
  • Your Why, How and What
  • Embracing Innovation and Design Thinking

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.

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Thu 08 Nov 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

The Business Sessions - Plan your Social XMAS - Ulladulla - 8th November

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Ulladulla
Provided By: The Business Sessions
Cost: $55



To find out more call 0406 866 634 or email thegirls@thebusinesssessions.com.au

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Wed 14 Nov 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

The Business Sessions - Plan your Social XMAS - Nowra - 14 November

Location: Shoalhaven City Council - Nowra
Provided By: The Business Sessions
Cost: $55



To find out more call 0406 866 634 or email thegirls@thebusinesssessions.com.au

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Wed 21 Nov 2018
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - Employment - Getting it right - Nowra - 21 November

Location: Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

Your business is growing and you know you need more help, but what are you committing yourself to when you become an employer?

Delivered by Employment specialists, we will help you understand:

  • your obligations under the National Employment Standards (NES), Modern Awards and workplace agreements;
  • why it is important to develop and implement key policies, and which ones to address first;
  • identify the key areas you need to be aware of when you take on an employee.

Join us to learn how to protect yourself and your business by getting it right with your employees and keep your team on the right track as you grow.

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.


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Thu 06 Dec 2018
10am - 12pm

SRBEC - NDIS: Marketing your value - 6 December

Location: Shoalhaven City Council
Provided By: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Cost: $25

There are 33,000 marketing messages hitting us every day. You have to create 13.3 touch points to be remembered by your target audience. Join us at this workshop and we can help you identify your niche market, build your avatar and construct meaningful messages tailored for your market.

Develop your Why! Why will a client choose you as their service provider?

Content:

  • What is Unique about your business?
  • What is your Value Proposition?
  • Creating your Customer Avatar
  • Build your Customer Experience

Be at the forefront. Making the NDIS work for your business!

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.

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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.