The Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in South East NSW. It supports community organisations, promotes expertise and innovation, fosters industry development and pursues social justice in the region. Its membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Position Vacant

June 20, 2018

Position Vacant – Project Officer (Casual) Community Industry Group Inc. is seeking a dynamic and passionate Project Officer to implement a range of short-term projects. We are a not for profit peak body which supports community organisations, promotes industry expertise and pursues social justice issues in South East New South Wales, with offices in Oak Flats and Batemans Bay. We’re a membership based organisation which offers training courses and conferences specifically designed for people employed within the community services industry. Our aim is to improve outcomes for the region’s disadvantaged communities and build a strong and informed community service industry. Our staff enjoy flexible work hours, a friendly office environment, rewarding projects with clear objectives, managerial support and mentoring. The Project Officer will work on a range of projects as determined by the CEO. We are looking for someone with an enthusiastic can-do attitude. Experience with social housing tenants, or within […]

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Art Exhibition

June 13, 2018

NAIDOC Art Exhibition – Because of her we can Community Industry Group is supporting an art exhibition in Wollongong featuring artwork by Coomaditchie Aboriginal Artists Corporation artists (including Lorraine Brown, Narelle Thomas and Amy Day). The exhibition is located in the Curio Gallery, Church Street, Wollongong (opposite David Jones carpark entrance) and will be on display until the end of July.

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Iftar Dinner

June 13, 2018

Iftar Dinner On Tuesday 5 June 2018, Community Industry Group staff members Amadis and Tessa joined board members Danna, Marlene and Alice as guests of the Sisters Cancer Support Group (www.scsg.org.au) for their Iftar Dinner at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. Everyone in attendance was made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the meal of soup, chicken, rice, salad and sweets prepared by the group and their supporters. Ramadan 2018 occurs from 17 May to 15 June. Traditionally it is a period of spiritual and inner reflection. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and it is during this time that Muslims fast (sick people, travellers, women in certain conditions and children are exempt from the fast). The daily period of fasting starts at the breaking of dawn and ends at the setting of the sun. The usual practice is to have a pre-fast meal “Suhoor” before dawn and a […]

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Upcoming Training & Events

Aboriginal Cultural Preparedness: Wollongong

26/06/2018
THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT As part of the TEI reform, Community Industry Group in conjunction with FACS is inviting TEI funded organisations to participate in cultural preparedness workshops to ensure services are ready to meet the needs of their local Aboriginal people, families and communities. With the guidance of Errolyn Strang you will complete a Cultural Survey tool that will allow you to self-assess your own organisation and assist in developing some action plans. At the end of the workshop you will be invited to complete an EOI to have Errolyn provide your organisation with one day of intensive support to review your premises, develop plans and more. ABOUT THE TRAINER: Errolyn Strang Errolyn is a Mulinjali women from South East Queensland that has lived and worked in the Illawarra since 1979. Errolyn has worked in education for over 30 years and has extensive experience in Aboriginal Cultural education. Errolyn has a degree in Education with majors in Communication and Human Resources Diploma in Community Management Cert IV in Training and Assessment CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. Bookings are limited to 2 people per organisation and an attendance guarantee of $50 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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Aboriginal Cultural Preparedness: Nowra

29/06/2018
THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT As part of the TEI reform, Community Industry Group in conjunction with FACS is inviting TEI funded organisations to participate in cultural preparedness workshops to ensure services are ready to meet the needs of their local Aboriginal people, families and communities. With the guidance of Errolyn Strang you will complete a Cultural Survey tool that will allow you to self-assess your own organisation and assist in developing some action plans. At the end of the workshop you will be invited to complete an EOI to have Patricia provide your organisation with one day of intensive support to review your premises, develop plans and more. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. Bookings are limited to 2 people per organisation and an attendance guarantee of $50 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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Good Governance

26/07/2018
This training provides a great foundation for understanding a board's role and responsibilities. At the end of the training you will: Understand your legal and financial responsibilities Learn about your role on the board in your organisation Explore areas of conflict Develop skills in creating a more effective and efficient board Dana Mertens will be your facilitator. She has over 15 years’ experience in the community services sector in the Illawarra region. She has a strong background in policy, quality systems and management within not for profit organisations. Dana holds a Diploma of Community Services; Diploma of Youth Work; Diploma of Alcohol & other drug work, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying postgraduate work in Health Management and Leadership.  Morning tea will be provided. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the session is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Choose the PAY BY INVOICE payment option for Bank Transfer payment.           
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