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.

Latest News

Media Release – Access to Transport

March 12, 2019

Community Industry Group today highlights the impact that not being able to access transport is having on many people’s lives.   Public transport in regional areas falls well short of what is available in metropolitan areas, and Community Industry Group is calling on candidates to commit to measures which will increase affordable and accessible transport options across south east NSW. To read the full media release click here. For our other media releases click here. To see our social media video click here.

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Media Release – Affordable Housing a key issue in 2019 NSW election

March 6, 2019

Community Industry Group is calling for access to safe, secure and affordable housing to be recognised as a key driver for social and economic outcomes by candidates in the upcoming NSW election. “Access to safe, accessible and affordable housing is the number one issue affecting families on low incomes in NSW,” said Nicky Sloan, CEO of Community Industry Group. “The reality is, that with waiting lists for social housing exceeding ten years, many people on welfare or on minimum wage are trying to navigate the private rental market. We need incentives to encourage more affordable private rental properties as well as an urgent investment in social housing.” “A safe, secure, long term home is a foundation for better social, economic and health outcomes,” Ms Sloan said. “Children are healthier, happier and achieve better educational outcomes when they know they have a secure long-term home to go to. They become less […]

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February 26, 2019

Our fortnightly newsletter is full of information for people who work in the community services industry. It includes; Industry news Professional development opportunities Invitations to industry events Positions vacant Member news and events If you are a member of Community Industry Group you can email us your events and accomplishments for inclusion. Sign up here:  

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Upcoming Training & Events

Accredited Child Protection Training

CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 10 spaces only  Heavily subsidised. Members -$20. Non –members $50. Usually $210. Members tickets on Sale Now. Non-Member on sale 1st March 2019 The Statement of Attainment in CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk qualification to ensure mandatory reporters are fully aware of the laws and their obligations to meet the requirements of regulation 84 (see below).         84   Awareness of child protection law The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that the nominated supervisor and staff members at the service who work with children are advised of— (a)  the existence and application of the current child protection law; and (b)  any obligations that they may have under that law. As a result of this training, you will learn how to: Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people Report indications of possible risk of harm Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided. 
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Outcomes Measurement for the Aged Care Sector

This aged care sector specific, subsidised full day training identifies and explores a range of options available in measuring consumer outcomes. Content includes an overview of a range of validated tools, goal measurement strategies and considerations in developing specific tools for different community care service types. Facilitator: Glen Sorensen. 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 seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. Bookings are limited - an attendance guarantee of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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Southern Regional Aged Care Forum

Join us for an engaging day of presentations, networking and key updates for aged care home and residential services, including: CHSP Updates Royal Commission & Elder Abuse Prevention Update – Margaret  Crothers, Advocate & Educator, Seniors Rights Service Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program Update - Renee Wallace  - Regional Coordinator - ACT/Southern NSW Innovation in Residential & Home Care: Creating a safe, ideas-sharing environment in your                                    organisation – Murray Johnson, Associate Director Health, Ageing and Human Services, KPMG Understanding Scarcity: How Not Having Enough Impacts Organisations, Services, and You – Merlin Kong, Principal Advisor Innovation, LASA                    
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