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Individual Support (Ageing)

This popular, practical course with great career prospects is running from December 2017 till Sept/Oct 2018.
The course is now full – we hope the next will run in early 2019. You can contact us (above) to be put on the list. If you wish to start sooner, please either:
– visit the BCA National website to see what they have on offer (eg online learning), or
– contact John at the community college on 4992 1133 ext 7 to find out where else it’s being taught.
If you’d like to start your career in the aged or disability services sector, this is the program for you.
The Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the skills to work in a community or residential setting. In this capacity workers follow an individualised plan to provide person centred support to people who many require support due to ageing, disability or other reasons.
This qualification includes 120 hours of work placement and equips you with the practical skills you will need in the work place (placement is one of the best ways to get work in the industry).
The core units are centred on individualised support, communication, legal and ethical work practices and BCA National’s program has been customised including three electives to allow for the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) specialisation. Furthermore two additional electives from the disability specialisation have been included to ensure the program provides you with exposure to the skills and knowledge required in disability services.
Units:
• CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support (Core)
• CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being (Core)
• CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services (Core)
• CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people (Core)
• CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically (Core)
• HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems (Core)
• HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core)
• CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Ageing specialisation)
• CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia (Ageing specialisation)
• CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs (Ageing specialisation)
• CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
• CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (Disability specialisation)
• CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion (Disability specialisation

The registered training organisation presenting the course is BCA National. Training will be a day a fortnight face-to-face  over 8 months or so.

Best of all, the price is very affordable, thanks to the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled program. For those on most Centrelink benefits*, the course will be only $240. For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander* students it will be free*. For disabled students or the carers of disabled people, it will be free*. For others, the course will cost either $1430 or $1750, depending on prior qualifications*.

(* Contact us for more on who qualifies for the various subsidies. Eligibility requirements apply.)

Get on the list for this great course (whether you can make the information session or not). Use “Contact Us” above. Get back to us with your name, an email address and a phone number. And any questions you might have!

PS Maybe it’s not for you but it might suit someone you know well. Pass this info on!

Our River and Rainforest Workshop

Our River and Rainforest

Free Workshop

Saturday 24 June, 10am–3.30pm

Come along to a free workshop to hear: 

• Glenn Albrecht:  Renowned environmental speaker and local bird enthusiast who will be inspiring us about our local flora & fauna

• Skye Moore, environmentalist, will talk about the Williams River past and present and river corridor projects in the upper catchment.

• Then come with us to visit a local resident’s unique rainforest planting along the Williams River to look at 15 years of riverbank restoration work and listen to:

• Alex King, rainforest specialist, will talk about rainforest restoration and its importance as habitat.

Where: Dungog Festival Lounge, 224 Dowling St, Dungog,
followed by site visit near Frank Robinson Park,
Stroud Hill Rd, Dungog.

Cost: Free (and lunch provided) Bookings essential for catering. Register at EventBrite: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/our-river-and-rainforests-workshop-tickets-34949439715

or contact Judy: 0411 258257

The “Women Do Business” series

women-do-business-squareDungog Community College’s “Women Do Business” series is a great new initiative happening in 2017.

The four corners of the project are:

– subsidised Certificate IV in New Small Business for up to 10 women – learn business skills, get your idea or existing business really working, and develop a quality business plan. Subsidised by the NSW Government and supported by The Business Centre. (From March 2017)  Click here for details.

– mentoring for those women by business mentor Kate Murphy, with the support of Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre.

– a forum in Dungog shire “Entrepreneurship, financial basics and creative business for women”. (In May)

– an inspirational session for young women at Dungog High School: “$tart It Up – entrepreneurship, monetisation & creative business”. (In May)

The initiative is supported by the NSW Government through Women NSW.

Fungi: Friend or Foe?

210px-fungi-boxAll about fungus – what it is, how it’s used, what can kill you, and what you might find in the bush.
Dr Lesley Wright and Skye Moore will reveal the fascinating world of this unique and surprising variety of life.
Fungi are genetically more closely related to animals than to plants. They are essential to ecological systems as the principal decomposers and recyclers – yet fungal diseases also cause serious worldwide health problems.
Skye Moore is the author of ‘A guide to common fungi of the Hunter-Central Rivers region’ and Dr Lesley Wright is a retired scientist working voluntarily for CSIRO Scientists-in-Schools at Gresford Primary.

Cost: FREE!!

Where: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7.00-8.30pm.

Where: Dungog CWA hall, Dowling St (next to Chillbillies), Dungog.

Booking: No booking is required.

Enquiries: try Contact Us above.

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 2016

Responsible Service of AlcoholThis course has been cancelled. Please contact us at education@dscc.net.au if you’re interested in the RSA or the RCG.

The RSA is an essential legal requirement to work in any bar in Australia. This includes pubs, clubs, staff or supervisors, volunteers at fundraising and community events, where alcohol is served or sold. An RSA can be the key to travel, employment, and running successful functions and events.

You can also book for Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) either in combo or alone. See below.

This course will fill quickly, so get in quick. (Your place is only guaranteed by payment of the fee.)

This course is conducted by Donna Mere Morrell-Pullin trading as DMP Training RTO ID 91591.

To book, click here.

When: RSA Thursday 29 September 2016, 9.00am-3.30pm. (RCG is being held at the same venue the next day, on Fri 30 Sept.)

Where: Dungog Memorial Bowling Club, Brown St Dungog.

Cost: $160. This fee includes cost of processing your photocard.
Dungog High students $135.

Combined with RCG: both courses for only $235. Click here if you just want Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)

Accreditation: SITHFAB201 Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Photo Card: Once completed, you will attend an authorised agent to get your photo card – 100 points of ID are required. We’ll tell you more about what’s involved on the day.

Get your USI: The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is now compulsory for anyone undertaking an accredited course in Australia. It’s free and you can get it at this website: www.usi.gov.au.

What to bring: Lunch. And any items for note taking.

Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)

Responsible gambling services must be provided wherever gambling activities are undertaken. In the hospitality industry, the gambling environment is usually referred to as the gaming area and is provided in a range of venues such as hotels, motels, clubs, pubs and casinos.
Gambling is defined as the staking of money on uncertain events driven by chance. The major forms of gambling are wagering (racing and sport) and gaming (gaming machines, table games, Keno and lotteries). Both forms of gambling are relevant to the hospitality industry.
You can do both for a significantly discounted price!

 

Accidental Counsellor Foundations

The Accidental CounsellorHave you ever had to step into the shoes of The Accidental Counsellor?

This workshop offers a great set of toolbox skills for those moments when you might least expect to be called upon in a counselling or caring capacity. In community services work, we may often be the first point of contact for someone in crisis needing immediate assistance. Even without formal qualification, a toolbox of counselling techniques and questioning frameworks provides the necessary support to clients when they are anxious, angry, experiencing loss or a challenging time in their life.

Participants gain a greater understanding of how to communicate more effectively and learn strategies to help foster effective and trusting relationships with clients or peers. In this workshop we ask participants to reflect on personal values and beliefs and how they influence interactions with clients. How you respond will create an impact on the person in need of support or assistance and often determine the outcome of your intereactions. This workshopw ill provide you with necessary skills and tools to step into the shoes of an accidental counsellor momentarily, respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to people in crisis or distress when there may not be a professional immediately available. You will learn general counselling techniques including different questioning techniques in a given situation and how to de-escalate anxiety.

Modules: The Accidental Counsellor, Barriers to listening, Values and beliefs, Understanding conflict, Dealing with behaviours of concern, Professional boundaries & self care.

When: Thursday 19 May 2016, 9am-4.30pm
Where: Doug Walters Pavilion, Mackay St Dungog
Cost: FREE for volunteers in community organisations (max 4 per organisation), $50 for others – but check with us first.

Bookings: contact Project Bounce Forward pbf@dscc.net.au or phone 4992 1133 ext 4.

This skills for life training is proudly sponsored by nib Foundation, supported by the Dungog Shire Community Centre and Project Bounce Forward.

Drive 4 Survival

Drive 4 Survival - get safeA four-week driver education program that will raise the awareness of road safety for new drivers and their families.

Topics include: consequences of car crashes, drugs & alcohol, head & spinal injuries, strategies for safer driving & information on the free keys2drive lesson which is funded by the Australian government.

When: Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
Where: Dungog SES, Clarence Town Rd, Dungog.
Cost: $20 per family. This includes a FREE First Aid certificate course (conditions apply).

To book, please contact: Allen Shrimpton on 0438 922 091 or Beau at Dungog Shire Community Centre on 4992 1133, beau@dscc.net.au.

Proudly presented by Dungog Shire Community Centre, Dungog Shire Council, Dungog Rotary Club and Dungog Community College.

DISABILITY Skill Set – get started!

Make a start on the Cert IV Disability with this fully subsidised course

Do six units of the Certificate IV in Disability and get a start on the course, a foothold into the industry, an understanding of this world. All fully subsidised.

Be part of the NDIS. The National Disability Insurance Scheme has started, enabling disabled people to create their own programs in consultation with case-workers and carers. Our certificate is the latest, designed to best respond to the NDIS.

Qualification code: CHC43115: six units.

Subsidised & affordable: enrolments are fully subsidised by NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled program – you pay nothing. In addition, this means that you will only pay for the uncompleted units (which we will also be offering under Smart & Skilled after the completion of the Skill Set).

The right skills: the Certificate IV is becoming the industry standard qualification. It will be presented by Transformational Institute, a Newcastle based Registered Training Organisation with a focus on leadership, management and disability. RTO #31269.

Starts: May 2016.

Blended training: one face-to-face session a month (most likely a Monday or Tuesday), completed by September.

Work placement: we are still investigating whether there is a work placement component of the Skill Set.

Interested? Contact Jane or John 4992 1133 or education@dscc.net.au. Or just come to the information session. Or both!

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100 points of ID

Primary identification documents

You are only allowed to use one of the following:
– Passport (current or expired within last two years, but not cancelled) 70 points

– Birth Certificate/Extract 70 points

– Citizenship Certificate 70 points

# If you have changed your name from that on the document (e.g. due to marriage etc.), the document cannot be accepted. Please contact us for more information.

* If you are under the age of 18, you need only provide one of the listed documents to reach 100 points.

Secondary identification documents

You may use several of the following to reach 100 points:
Documents which verify your identity by photograph and/or signature:
– Licence issued under Australian law (e.g. driver’s licence or other government issued licence) which contains a photograph or signature 40/25 points
– Employee ID card issued by a Government Authority or Public Service 40/25 points
– Social Security, Health Care or Pension card 40/25 points
– Tertiary Education Institution ID card 40/25 points
* If you wish to use more than one document from this group, the first acceptable document scores 40 points, but subsequent documents only score 25 points each.
Documents which verify your full name and residential address:
– A utility bill (e.g. water, electricity, gas) 25 points
Documents which verify your full name:
– A telephone bill or council rate notice 25 points
– Medicare card 25 points
– Foreign driver’s licence 25 points
– A bank/credit union/building society passbook, statement or debit/credit card* 25 points
* If you wish to count more than one bank document or card, each document MUST be issued by a different Financial Institution (FI). If documents are from the same FI, only one can be counted.

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Aged Care, Home & Community Care and a part qualification in Disability

A popular course with great career prospects, coming to Dungog.A Certificate III in Individual Care (Aged Care & HACC) is coming to Dungog Shire next year. And it’s very affordable.

This is the brand-new qualification that replaces the old Aged Care, Home & Community Care and Disability courses. Our version is very special.

Affordable high-employment certificate

Information session. Bring questions, get answers.

Where: Dungog CWA 199 Dowling St Dungog (next to Chillbillies)

When: 3.30-4.30pm Monday 1st February.

We are offering students:

– Aged Care AND Home & Community Care in the one certificate

– a cut-price First Aid certificate

– and a cut-price unit “Assist Clients With Medication”

This will also constitute about 3/4 of a Certificate III in Disability. The registered training organisation presenting the course will be WEA Hunter, who have been very generous and flexible. Training will be 2 days a week face-to-face starting February and finishing November. There’s 120 hours of work placement (which is one of the best ways to get work in the industry).

Best of all, the price is very affordable. For those on most Centrelink benefits*, the core course will be only $240 and the extra two units $80. For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander* students it will be free, apart from the extra units. For disabled students or the carers of disabled people, it will be free, apart from the extra units*. For others, the course will cost either $1400 or $1730, depending on prior qualifications*.

(* Contact us for more on who qualifies for the various subsidies.)

Get on the list for this great course (whether you can make the information session or not). Use “Contact Us” above.

If you’re interested in this practical course with excellent employment prospects, get back to us with your name, an email address and a phone number. And any questions you might have! We intend holding an Information Session in late January and starting the course in February. Just click on Contact Us above and make sure you mention which course you’re interested in.

PS Maybe it’s not for you but it might suit someone you know well. Pass this info on!
PPS We may also be offering a Certificate IV in Disability next year too.

Dungog TV @ Dungog Festival 2015

DF-Dungog TV-1920pxDungog TV is searching for original films, home videos, footage, mini docos, loops, animations, artworks, interviews, photos, original music.

Funny, sad, unique, rural, whatever. Selected works will appear @ the 2015 Dungog Festival in a continuous after-dark street-side mini-film-festival.

Theme: inspired by the Dungog area.

Shoot something specially; or send us something you’ve already made. (We’re happy to do basic trimming & editing & even find someone to add music if necessary.)

What kind of thing? short doco short drama Vine Instagram loop animation comedy interview (granddad, annoying sister, yourself, Swifty, Mac from up the road) home movie long shot of the main street or a cow Minecraft tour series of photos piece of iNterESting mUsiC artwork daggy app-created party in a shed or bedroom or paddock Vacy Gresford Paterson Claro Barringtons energy poignancy weirdness animals calm joy. All we need from you is the completed (*or close enough) work.

Your next step:

  • Contact us and run the idea past us. We’ll need your contact details too.
  • We may ask you about format length style.
  • Er, let’s see. Oh yes, deadline is 12 October – but contact us before then. Actually contact us NOW before you forget.

 Contacts: John O’Brien 0427 290 209 education@dscc.net.au. Veronica Bolzon at the Dungog Festival office or www.dungfestival.com.au

This is brought to you by Dungog Festival and its many sponsors, Sony, & Dungog Community College.

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This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

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Skill Sets & Short Courses for business

Bookkeeping Skill Sets & Short Courses 250 box

Get the right combination of skills and improve your bottom line!

Aimed at small business and micro business, these short courses can give you a serious understanding of your financials, cash-flow, profit and loss, billing protocols and much more.

A changing array of subject areas will be offered over coming months. All of them are part of our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (hey, here’s a thought: why not do the full cert5 ificate course?). They are all accredited, accepted nationwide and can even become part of a full qualification in Business, Accounting or Bookkeeping.

A Bookkeeping Basics

Cash-Book record-keeping to Bank Reconciliation stage. 1 unit:

Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402

B Bookkeeping Essentials

Accrual Accounting (Double Entry) incl Debtors & Creditors to Trial Balance Stage. 2 units:

Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402

Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system FNSBKG403

C Bookkeeping Advanced

Accrual Accounting (Double Entry) Balance Day Adjmts to Financial Statement Stage. 3 units:

Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402

Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system FNSBKG403

Prepare financial reports BSBFIA401

D Bookkeeping – BAS & IAS

Business Activity Statements (BAS) & Instalment Activity Statements (IAS) preparation. 1 unit:

Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks FNSBKG404

E Bookkeeping – Payroll

Payroll establishment & management incl PAYGW & SGC. 1 unit:

Establish and maintain a payroll system FNSBKG405

F1 & F2 Bookkeeping – Computerised

Day 1: MYOB incl. Company Set-up, Transaction input + Tips and Tricks.

Set up and operate a computerised accounting system – Essentials FNSACC406 – Part 1

Day 2: MYOB incl. Inventory, Payroll, BAS/IAS + Tips & Tricks

Set up and operate a computerised accounting system – Advanced Techniques FNSACC406 – Part 2

G Excel & Record-keeping

Spreadsheets for Cash-Books, Payroll, Charts, complex formulas. 1 unit:

Develop and use complex spreadsheets BSBITU402

You can also mix and match other units from the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Contact us for more details.

Cost: each individual unit costs $377.

Where: a venue in Dungog shire – probably the Anglican Hall (TBC).

When: face-to-face training is on a Thursday evening and the very next Saturday daytime. The first three skill sets all start with the same unit, Establish and maintain a cash accounting system, on Thursday 6 Augst 5.45pm-9pm and Saturday 8 August 10am-2pm.

Your trainer: Julie Blatch has been an accountant, trainer, business mentor, and resource developer for over 25 years. She’s also friendly, fun and passionate about financial skills empowering business owners. The Registered Training Organisation is BCA National.

What kind of workload: there will be some assessment in class, plus home study and project work. Every unit is different.

Can I ‘work on my business’ via the class? Yes, to an extent. While some of the training and assessment work will involve case studies, there will be opportunities to apply your new skills to your own business as well. Again, it varies from unit to unit.

I’m interested. What do I do next? Make contact, get on the list, enrol. As courses come up, we’ll get in touch. You can contact us through our website (see the ribbon above) or call Laura O’Leary at BCA National on 1300 69 35 65. BCA logo - R35.G52.B107

Bid On The Masked Ball auction

Our Masked Ball is our big fundraiser. It includes a short but very cool auction: you don’t have to be at the ball to bid on these items:
1. Four tickets to Dungog Festival Party
on 24 October at Dungog Showground
courtesy Dungog Art Foundation
2. Luscious Massage & Facial courtesy
Jeanie Briggs Massage Moments
3. Breville Juice Fountain Max, top of the
line model courtesy Sue Baldwin
4. Newcastle Harbour Cruise with
Buffet Luncheon for 2 adults for 2.5 hr
courtesy Nova Cruises
5. Tennis lessons – five half-hour top-line lessons
courtesy tennis professional Chris Herden
6. Your Own Styled-Up Dinner Party:
a big night in at your place for up to
10 guests, crafted invitations, make-up
& hairstyle for your Guest Of Honour,
professional photography & scrumptious
three course repast courtesy SkyeHigh Cakes &
Creations, AshB Designs, Alison Louise Photography,
NT Hair & Beauty, Dungog Fruit & Veg
7. Home-made Gramma Pie courtesy Tom Boorer
8. Siring by Effex Larkham: beautiful
stallion stockhorse to service your mare
courtesy Jay Charnoc of Jakeiro Equi Pty Ltd
9. Delicious Dinner For Three courtesy
The Settlers Arms, Dungog
10. Red Centre Cast Iron Fire Pit courtesy
Masters Home Improvement Rutherford

To place a bid for any item, simply send an email to education@dscc.net.au with the item number, name, and your own MINIMUM and MAXIMUM bid. You can also TEXT your bid to 0427 290 209. Don’t forget to include your own contact details.

CLOSING TIME FOR “distance” BIDS: 5.30pm Saturday 20 June.

IF YOU’RE THERE ON THE NIGHT: you can bid in person, of course! Auction starts around 8.15pm.

Small Business ‘Pick & Mix’

Small Biz Pick n Mix - make your own comboGet the right combination of skills and improve your bottom line!

Aimed at small business and micro business, these short courses can give you a serious understanding of your financials, cash-flow, profit and loss, billing protocols and much more.

A changing array of subject areas will be offered over coming months. Many of them are already included in our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. They are all accredited, accepted nationwide and can even become part of a full qualification in Business, Accounting or Bookkeeping.

How do these sound? Pick the classes that suit your own needs.

·         Monitor and manage small business operations BSBSMB405 – a useful set of tools for any small business or micro business.

·         Build client relationships and business networks BSBREL402 – work on your relationships with current customers, find new customers, broaden your contacts and range.

·         Implement customer service standards BSBCUS403 – everyone can improve their customer service and here you’ll learn how, and try out a few approaches in class.

·         Make decisions in a legal context FNSACC403 – knowing which parts of the law affect you can help save you some costly mistakes; this course has a focus on financial services but is rich with knowledge and skills for any business.

·         Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402 – the heart of day-to-day business is cash flow and in this unit you can better connect with your billing (and collecting!) process and where the money is – this is money management 101. (A good companion would be Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system, which takes you right inside double-entry accounting itself.)

·         Introduce cloud computing into business operations BSBSMB412 – everything and everyone is going on-line, and the power of cloud computing (data that travels with you, key accounting and office software that lives on the internet, networking at a distance) is becoming clearer by the day.

When: face-to-face training will be held over two sessions: on a Thursday evening 5.45-9.00pm and and Saturday 10am-2pm. The dates of each unit are still being finalised.

Cost: $377 per unit of competency except where otherwise stated.

Where: a venue in Dungog shire.

Your trainer: Julie Blatch has been an accountant, trainer, business mentor, and resource developer for over 25 years. She’s also friendly, fun and passionate about financial skills empowering business owners.

What kind of workload: there will be some assessment in class, plus home study and project work. Every unit is different.

Can I ‘work on my business’ via the class? Yes, to an extent. While some of the training and assessment work will involve case studies, there will be opportunities to apply your new skills to your own business as well. Again, it varies from unit to unit.

I’m interested. What do I do next? Make contact and get on the list. As courses come up, we’ll get in touch. The dates are still being finalised and are currently subject to change. You can contact us through our website (see the ribbon above) or call Laura O’Leary at BCA National on 1300 69 35 65. BCA logo - R35.G52.B107

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Re-Vision Dungog & Soundscapes – the photo/sound exhibition

Dreams, earth, people, surreality, splendour, fun, intrigue …

A wonderful collection of images came out of the two photography courses we’ve run – and now they’re going on show throughout the Dungog Festival, in the Festival office.

Re-Vision Dungog happened over three days in 2013 and was led by artist Barbara Campbell and artist/photographer Robyn Moore. Students began by learning about their cameras and after some wild experimentation worked on their own projects.

Robyn Moore ran our Get To Know Your Digital SLR Camera workshop too. More wonderful work resulted.

The exhibition will also feature sounds and images from another funded workshop, SoundScapes: Record Your World. Students recorded sound in the IGA, in a dairy shed, under water, along a fence and in a storm-water drain. Some of the sounds have been reworked into quasi-musical works, others are just raw and evocative.

Sound: frogs and a singer in a stormwater drain, remixed by John O’Brien.

Re-Vision Dungog and SoundScapes were both brought to you with funding from the Country Arts Support Program, Arts Upper Hunter.

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First Aid 12&19 June or 21 June 2014

These two classes are now full.

If you are already booked in and wish to pay: please click here.

If you wish to put your name down for our next First Aid course (hopefully in August): please email us quoting “Interested in First Aid” at education@dins.org.au.

 

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Dungog Dash & Dawdle is on 3rd August.

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Termites, Trees & Your Home

Get on top of the pesky devilsTo book, click here.

Learn new methods of prevention, identification, nest location. Discover the different species and their target woods. Find out how to make and install your own cheap and effective bait stations. Termites affect 1 in 3 Australian homes, and the damage can be insidious until it’s too late.

Although this isn’t a DIY to termite control, it’s fascinating and empowering, and participants who complete the course will be given access to termite bait supplies so they can carry out their own treatment program.

When: Saturday 28 June 9am-4pm.

Where: Therese Doyle Community Hall, East Gresford (opposite the Catholic Church).

Cost: $82 (plus $25 for textbook and notes payable to tutor on the day).

To book, click here.

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Subsidised Skill Set in TAE – 3 key units

Skill Set TAE enrolling nowGet your TAE up-to-date with this useful skill set for trainers.

Please note changes to this skill set mentioned below.

This handy skill set answers the upcoming requirement that all Cert IV TAE qualified trainers have the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) unit as well as the other core units. If yours did not include LLN, this course will not only provide this key unit but also adds two other units not necessarily found in other TAE courses.

The full list is:

– TAELLN401 Address adult language, literacy & numeracy skills – this unit or its successor (TAELLN411) is necessary for all accredited trainers from July next year

– TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning

– BSBRES401A Analyse & Present Research Information (and not the previously advertised unit TAEDEL403A Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning)

The course is subsidised by the Strategic Skills Program of State Training Services, part of the NSW Government’s Department of Education & Community. It will be run by Registered Training Organisation WEA Hunter.

How much does it cost? The course is subsidised apart from a standard administration fee for a small course of $267 (to be confirmed). However, for those on (most) Centrelink benefits, the fee is only $106. For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders the fee is zero.

Contact us at education@dins.org.au if you’d like to be considered for this course. Although the training will be in Dungog, you do not need to live in Dungog Shire to be eligible. We will hold an information session in the next few weeks so you can find out more and ask your questions.

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Get the training to be a trainer with this subsidised Certificate.

Cert IV Training & Assessment now enrollingThe Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110) is the qualification you need to teach accredited courses, at TAFE, community colleges and other institutions.

This course shows you around the Australian VET (Vocational & Educational Training) sector, how assessment works, how to train to the strengths and learning styles of different students, how to develop a lesson plan, a training plan, an assessment plan, how to present, how to deal with those who have LLN (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) challenges, and much more. There are ten units. Most of the training is face-to-face in the classroom.

This certificate, plus the appropriate qualifications and vocational currency in your own field of expertise, are the main requirements if you wish to become a trainer in the VET world. Even if you don’t want to teach in VET (eg you’re interested in teaching lifestyle courses), the skills taught here can be used for developing your own teaching style.

The course will start in May. We’re still waiting on details of class times, etc.

The course is subsidised by the Strategic Skills Program of State Training Services, part of the NSW Government’s Department of Education & Community. It will be run by Registered Training Organisation WEA Hunter.

How much does it cost? Although the course is subsidised, there is an administration feeof $1140. However, for those on (most) Centrelink benefits, the fee is only $106. For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders the fee is zero.

Contact us at education@dins.org.au if you’d like to be considered for this course. Although the training will be in Dungog, you do not need to live in Dungog Shire to be eligible. We will hold an information session in the next few weeks so you can find out more and ask your questions.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Carve out that career with this subsidised course in Youth Work.

Enrol now for Cert IV Youth WorkThe Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) is designed to give you an entree into the world of youth work. Typically youth workers develop and facilitate programs for young people, often through community-based programs to address their social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs. It’s a caring profession, though there’s often a tough edge to the work.

This certificate consists of 18 units. Typical units include: “Work with people with mental health issues”, “Support young people to create opportunity in their lives”, “Respond to critical situations”, “Use targeted communication skills to build relationships”. The certificate includes significant work placement hours (to be confirmed) – work placements are one of the best ways to turn training into actual jobs.

The course will start in May. We’re still waiting on details of class times, etc.

The course is subsidised by the Strategic Skills Program of State Training Services, part of the NSW Government’s Department of Education & Community. It will be run by Registered Training Organisation WEA Hunter.

How much does it cost? Although the course is subsidised, there is an administration feeof $1140. However, for those on (most) Centrelink benefits, the fee is only $106. For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders the fee is zero.

Contact us at education@dins.org.au if you’d like to be considered for this course. Although the training will be in Dungog, you do not need to live in Dungog Shire to be eligible. We will hold an information session in the next few weeks so you can find out more and ask your questions.

Soundscapes – record a sound portrait

Record the sounds of town and forest with screen and sound artist Virginia Hilyard.

Learn how to listen.

Discover the techniques and secrets of field recording.

Immerse yourself in the environment.

And get the skills to make a sound portrait of your own world, or a slice of it.
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TOWN AND FOREST SOUND RECORDING Workshop

To book, click here.

Spend a unique weekend recording the sounds at picturesque locations in the Dungog/Gresford district with screen and sound artist Virginia Hilyard.

Learn about what is good quality sound and how to achieve it • Explore a number of different types of microphones, recorders and accessories • Use your sounds in film, radio, music – or at home.

Recently Virginia returned from recording nature in Iceland, working with world-renowned wildlife recordists Chris Watson and sound artist and composer Jez Riley French.

To view some of Virginia’s work visit www.virginiahilyard.com.

To book, click here.

When: noon April 26 till noon April 27
(to get a good range of soundscapes midday, evening, morning)

Where: meet in Dungog and then car pool to some selected locations within 20mins of town.

Cost: $110. $90 concession.

Accommodation: contact us if you are coming from out of town. We can recommend some accommodation – keep in mind that it is a long weekend and a popular time of year for visitors to the area. Also check out the Dungog Visitor Information Centre www.visitdungog.com.au or ring them directly on 4992 2212.Virginia Hilyard - sound artist

Thanks to: The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts

 

 

 

 

This project is supported by Arts NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Arts Upper Hunter on behalf of the NSW Government”

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To book, click here.

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SoundScapes: Record Your World

– a workshop in sound

Record the sounds of town and forest with artist and filmmaker Virginia Hilyard. Learn how to listen, discover the techniques and secrets of field recording, immerse yourself in the environment, and get the skills to make a sound portrait of your own world, or a slice of it.

You will learn to record anything from the general ambience to a particular bird, at noon or at dusk. Finally, you will be encouraged to turn your recordings into a sound work for radio, internet or theatre.

Recently returned from recording wildlife in Iceland, Virginia Hilyard is a teacher, researcher and artist who has exhibited throughout the world.

This course is an unparalleled opportunity to open your ears and discover the textures of the audioscapes in which we live. All equipment is provided.

When: Saturday 26 April from 1pm till after dusk. Sunday 27 April 9am-1pm.

With the support of The Country Arts Support Progam, NSW Regional Arts Fund. (wording up in the air).

Where: in a variety of venues in Dungog, and at a rainforest property in the Bingleburra area.

Cost: $119 full price, $89 student price.

Thanks to The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts for the loan of equipment for this workshop.

Coming Soon: The talk: “Learning To Listen”.

Ms Hilyard will give an introduction to audio art, from early 20th century experimentation, to location sound recording, to ambient art, on to today, with some audience participation. A rich, engrossing, ear-opening evening at a date to be announced.

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Life-Saving Christmas Gift

… or a fun and healthy Christmas gift.

Buy a Gift Certificate for Christmas.

First Aid Certificate also known as Senior First Aid or Apply First Aid, the accredited course that could save a life, seriously. The certificate lasts 3 years but the skills can last a lifetime. Taught in Dungog by accredited trainer Sonja Medcalf. CPR, bites, drowning, wounds, bandages, slings, the recovery position, and much more. Our first class is Wednesday 29 January, but other dates are also coming (all dates to be confirmed). Cost is $160. Click here to purchase.

Belly Dancing. Get fit and have fun learning this social, sensual form of dance, with lively trainer Sally O’Loughlin . Women only (sorry lads). All ages and abilities accepted. Once a week over 7 weeks  starting Wednesday 12th February. Cost $135 full rice, $115 concession, Christmas and early bird prices $120 or $105 . Click here to purchase.

Receiving the Christmas certificate. In order to receive your gift certificate in time, please purchase by Thursday 19 December.

Dance the night away…Get Zoomed!

Regretfully we are postponing…
our Masked Ball until mid next year. But we will still be holding a dance on Saturday 16 November, tickets only $15 at the door, and we’d love you to come along.
The Ball is postponed for three reasons:
– a gondola-speedboat-aardvark collision involving one of our hosts, Gondolier of Love Giovanni, near Vacy. He lost his favourite tooth.
– unavailability of masks and ball gowns due to the dread papier-mache fly and chiffon grub.
– and the fact that people are simply too busy at this time of year already. We found ourselves competing with weddings, trips away, and that “belt-tightening” that happens before Christmas.

We still want to hold the Masked Ball to allow all those who wanted to come to be able to – at a more convenient time.

But we’re going to have a gig anyway, since we’ve hired party-dance-rock band Dr Zoom Duo. It’ll be a “lighter” affair (no auction, masks or ball gowns) but there’ll still be lucky prizes, food and drink for sale, DJs between the band’s sets, and it’ll still be a fundraiser.

The function will help us recoup our costs. Dr Zoom are a great party band with a big repertoire from the 70s, 80s and 90s. You can bring a gang – bring the kids – and have a great time.

Get Zoomed with Dr Zoom on Saturday 16 November. Doors open 6.45pm. Tickets $15 at the door.

Hope to see you there!

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Dance & Rock & Hits with party faves Dr Zoom Duo

Fundraiser for Dungog Community College (replacing the postponed Masked Ball)

+ DJ Ashtray & DJ Pollinate spinning rareful groovers

Door prizes. Food & drink available.

Bring the gang, bring the kids.

Saturday 16 November 2013

$15 at the door. Doors open 6.45pm. Band starts 7.30pm

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with Sally O’Loughlin

starting for beginners and old hands, 6 Nov 2013.

It’s back by popular demand! Click here to book.

Exotic, flowing, graceful, belly dance is one of the oldest forms of dance. It’s also a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is suitable for all ages, with a whole range of benefits for health (see just a few listed below). Above all, belly dance is fun, and a great way to meet others and express your inner self!

Over the 5 weeks of the class, there will be plenty of  the classic moves, hip flicks, hip turns, figure of 8s and shimmying  for both beginners and our beyond beginner students. Both groups will learn a short choreographed piece to perform for family and friends!

Sally O’Loughlin has been dancing for 19 years and teaching for 17. Dancing under the name Amina, she spent three years as part of a troupe and has taught in her own private studio. She brings a wealth of experience and a sense of fun to her classes – and a commitment to making belly dancing a rich and rewarding experience for everybody. Sally has taught students aged 4 to 84 – age is certainly no barrier.

This course is for women only – you can expect a nurturing, no-fear environment.

When: 6.00-7.30pm  for 5 weeks, starting Wednesday 6 November to 4 December

Where: Anglican Hall, Dowling St, Dungog.

Cost: $100, concessions $90 (cost covers all five classes).

What to wear: Skirt, Loose clothing, scarf around your hips , no shoes during the class. If you have a veil bring one along!

Benefits: Belly dance is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Many of the moves involve isolations, which improves flexibility of the torso. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.

To book click here or… give us a call and we’ll put you on the list.

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Print out one of these paper masks and decorate… (click the attachment id on the next screen)

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Dungog Food Affair

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November 2013

(See below for a table listing what’s on when to help you decide!)
Traditional Bread Baking and Cheesemaking 1 are now fully booked. However, please contact us (click here) citing Bread or Cheese if you want to be put on the waiting list in case there are any drop-outs or we run a second course.
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What’s On When

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time

location

cost

Traditional Bread Baking

Fri
1 Nov

9.30am-1pm

Fosterton Biodynamic Farm

$85

Cheesemaking 1

Fri

2.00-5.30pm

Fosterton Biodynamic Farm

$110 ($180 both cheese classes)

Cheesemaking 2

Sat
2 Nov

9.30am-1.00pm

Fosterton Biodynamic Farm

$110 ($180 both cheese classes)

Garlic 1 – growing to harvest

Sat

10-12

Anglican Church Hall

$35 ($60 both garlic classes)

Seed Raising

Sat

10-12

Community Garden

$35

Garlic 2 – harvesting & beyond

Sat

2-4pm

Anglican Church Hall

$35 ($60 both garlic classes)

Addresses:

Fosterton Biodynamic Farm 792 Fosterton Rd Dungog (8km out of town)

Dungog Community Garden, beside the Dungog Shire Community Centre, 103 Dowling St Dungog

Anglican Church Hall, Dowling St Dungog

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Slash & Stitch

transform old T’s & jeans into wearable artworks. 

Dawn Thompson will lead this slashing, bleaching, remaking class.

Think angel’s wings, tattoos, skin flashes, punk and steam, re-shaping mad bold and beautiful. Possibilities are endless. Bring your own lunch and at least three T’s to turn into new gear (all other materials supplied). You will take home at least one new top and probably more.

Bleach out your tights

Ages 13+.

Click here to book.

When: Wednesday 25 September (yes during the school holidays) 11am-3pm.

Where: Gresford Gallery, Therese Doyle Memorial Hall, Park St East Gresford.

Cost: $22.

To book click here.

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Time Management

Need more time? Here’s how to find it, keep it, and use it effectively!!!

Everyone wants it… Everyone talks about it… No one can get enough of it… Time.timemanagement2014-250box

It’s a limited resource and a precious commodity. And we all share the same problem – ‘lack of time’. It’s Time to turn the clock around and make it work for you.

This course will HELP:

you get off the merry-go-round of being time poor, ‘under the hammer’, and feeling stressed.

 workers in business or organisations who need to be more efficient and productive.

 you to apply easy techniques to get everything done.

 managers lead teams with effective time management skills.

 busy parents, grandparents, small-business people, farmers, students, community workers, athletes, hell… anyone who feels overwhelmed by the amount they have to get done … who constantly feel they’re ‘under the pump’.

Discover how to stop “chasing” time and letting it rule your life.

You will learn:

The golden rules and ingredients for success in business and your personal life.

How to resist distractions.

How to de-clutter your work and your life.

How to prioritise effectively.

The secrets to finding ‘more’ time.

Easy-to-apply strategies that free you from being a slave to time.

This isn’t a “management speak” course but a holistic approach that suits anyone who is tired of feeling time-poor and wants to take control of their life.

Linda Echentille is a specialist in managing time. An international speaker and trainer, Linda assists individuals, management and staff of organisations how to plan and implement the 8 Effective Creative Time Management Strategies that can free up their lives. Linda has worked in education and management for over 20 years in marketing, stress & time management, meditation & breathing.

Where: location TBA.

When: Thursday 15th May 9am-3.30pm.

What to bring: pen and paper.

Cost: $70 or $100 for two. Limited places. Includes course notes.

To book, click here.

A Taste Of Main Creek

Dye and Print One Day Taster Workshop NOW ON 16 AUGUST!

Marion Stuart runs workshops at her farm at Main Creek in quilting and textiles. We are including this one under a promotional arrangement. It sounds very good!

“Come and enjoy a day at beautiful Main Creek and get a taste of the workshops and projects on offer at our retreats.

In this one-day workshop you will:

  • Dye up to one metre of fabric with procion dyes.
  • Add beautiful stamped images to your fabrics.
  • Turn your hand-made fabrics into a unique and very individual book cover.

The cost of the workshop includes:

  • A delicious morning tea and 2-course lunch.
  • One metre of cotton fabric
  • Dyes and associated chemicals to dye your fabrics.
  • Paints and the use of wood blocks to print your fabrics.

You will need to bring:

  • A sewing machine and general sewing supplies.
  • A book to cover (not spiral bound)
  • A piece of cotton or bamboo wadding that will wrap right around your book and approximately 5 cm longer and wider.”

When: Friday 16 August, 9am-4pm.

Where: 877 Main Creek Rd, Dungog 2420. (This is not in Dungog town but to the north-east; head toward Stroud and take a left onto Main Creek Rd if coming from Dungog.)

Cost: $85 per person.

How to book: Please contact Marion on 49921899, or email her marion@retreat2maincreek.biz

Their website: http://maincreekretreat.blogspot.com.au/p/dye-and-print.html

About Zana & Jenna, musical makeover artists

Musical Makeovers is postponed till July. Contact us for more information. 

Jenna Murphy is known for her soulful combination of indie-folk melodies, pop hooks, emotive lyrics and a beautiful Celtic essence. Hailing from Ireland, she’s been living in Sydney for the past few years. She composes on guitar, despite a degree in classical piano. Her debut EP ‘Ancient Sea Warrior’ fuses musical influences from Glen Hansard (the guy in the film Once), Beirut and Radiohead.

You can have a listen to the EP here www.reverbnation.com/jennamurphymusic. Visit her website here: www.jennamurphymusic.com. “Her unique vocal style is magical and hypnotizing. Her style is sexy and smooth, but she can also turn on a dime and deliver songs like “Soul Food”, which is beautifully earthy.” Shashona McCall – Indie Showcase

Born and raised in Dungog, Zana Rose recently returned to Australia after being based in London for some years. Classically trained, her musical journey includes jazz and electronica. Her debut EP “Zana Rose” intertwines traditional influences with electronic orchestration. Her newest release is full of evocative twists and heart-felt turns, jazz edges and mesmerising instrumentations, with her voice an evolving instrument in its own right.

Hear originals and re-mixes on https://soundcloud.com/zanarose. Visit her website on www.zanarose.com.

Zana and Jenna have been playing together for over a year. Their work together includes wry workings of pop songs and their own collaborations, with delicate harmonies and a freaky attitude. Listen to their sweet cover of “It’s getting hot in here” here here here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vya994L3T8

Musical Makeovers has been moved from Thursday 30 May to a date in July (possibly the 11th), at the Settlers Arms in Dungog.

 

 

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