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.

For a printable version of our training calendar click here.


Guardinship & The NDIS

Join us as the NSW Trustee & Guardian (NSWTG) and Public Guardian (PG) provide a 2 hour workshop that provides you with an understanding of guardianship and the NDIS. Topics include: -         The difference between NSWTG and PG (e.g. financial decision making vs lifestyle decision making) -         The role of NSWTG and PG in the NDIS -         How PG make decisions, specifically, substitute decision making and the process of how this is done  -         A introduction to supported decision making for support workers. This workshop is relevant to people with a disability, families and carers, support workers and plan coordinators. 
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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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Living Well Right to the End

Supporting your clients to accept, embrace and make plans that will allow them to live well right to the natural end of their life is the single kindest act you can perform. This workshop will provide insights, tools and experiences to help you to have those difficult but important conversations with clients, whether you work in home or residential aged care. Focusing on wellness, we’ll provide tools to help you in your person-centred approach to end of life care. The workshop will cover: • Exploring what it means to die well • Understanding different cultural attitudes to death and dying• Working with simple tools to help clients create their goals and individual plans for end of life• Learning nurturing statements and actions that support clients• The importance of support teams and how to help a client create one• Unpacking Advance Care Directives and other legal documents• Dealing with grief: your own as well as your clients’• Resources to help increase your literacy and capacity with death and dying “...highly successful and enlightening, providing a platform for professional and lay people to discuss issues and to provide advice regarding the many aspects of ‘putting their house in order’ for their end of life requests.” The Hon. Andrew Constance MP ABOUT SHANNA Shanna Provost is an author, education specialist, funeral celebrant and certified death doula whose passion is normalising conversations about death and dying well so that people can make practical plans that will ease the burden for everyone involved. Her Dying Well website and Rest Easy Journal, first published in 2005, provide a simple, pragmatic approach to getting our affairs in order. She has received numerous awards for her work in community development as a training practitioner and educator over the past 20 years.
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