Training & Events

Community Industry Group runs a wide variety of training and events to support professional development needs of the community services industry. If you have a training requirement for you staff that you can’t see here, have a look at our tailored training page. We can tailor training session specifically for you.

Community Industry Group members generally receive a discount on all training and events provided by Community Industry Group.

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Community Care Collective Meeting

19/02/2020
The Community Care Collective meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 February. RSPCA will provide an information session on the Home Ever After program and Community Programs, followed by Service updates and networking. 
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Aboriginal Employment and Retention Toolkit Training - B.Bay

10/03/2020
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  CATERING: Light refreshments 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. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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Aboriginal Employment and Retention Toolkit Training - Bega

11/03/2020
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  CATERING: Light refreshments 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. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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Mental Health First Aid for the Older Person - Merimbula

17/03/2020 - 18/03/2020
This 12-hour course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to the older person (65+). Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.  Course participants learn the signs and symptoms of the common mental health problems in older people, how to offer initial help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. Mental health problems Depression Anxiety problems Confusion and dementia Psychosis Mental health crisis Suicidal thoughts & behaviours Panic attacks Delirium Unsafe behaviours due to confusion - wandering, unsafe to drive and unsafe in current place of residence Challenging behaviours due to confusion. Course participants receive a copy of the Older Person MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion. Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditaion valid for 3 years. Trainer: Robyn Rottinger (www.wisdomwithin.com.au)  Please note:  Tea & coffee will be provided, but attendees will have to bring/purchase their own lunch.
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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training - Narooma 5 May

05/05/2020
Cultural awareness is fundamental if we are interacting or working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  All of us interpret and evaluate things in different ways and what we might think is right and appropriate in one culture, can be offensive to another.  Misunderstanding occurs when we think, speak and behave in our world and think that it is socially acceptable to do the same in someone else's world. The overaching aim of Yalbangarra Cultural Consultancy is to assist in closing the inequality gap that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the general population of Austalia by assisting in the develpment and strenthening of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In this one-day session, participants will learn about: Protocols Indigenous Identification Indigenous Disadvantage Aboriginal History Australian Government Policies and Their Impact Aboriginal Trans-generational Trauma Relationships with Service Providers Cultural Sensitivity Communication & Engagement Myths & Stereotypes - Achievements & Forward Progression        Morning tea and lunch will be provided. If you need any further information please contact Amadis Lacheta on alacheta@cigroup.org.au or 0447 903 675. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for diatery requirements, 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. NO REFUND if less than 3 working days notice           
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