accredited courses

Certificate IV in New Small Business

New Small Business certificate + mentoring

This course has already started: contact us if you are interested in business courses.

Learn about financials, marketing, compliance, and day-to-day running of a business …

earn a Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615)…

and come out at the end with a completed business plan for your new or existing business.

This great opportunity is one leg of Dungog Community College’s new Women’s Business Planning & Entrepreneurship Project.

The Cert IV in New Small Business is a dynamic course that covers much of what’s involved in running a small business — and also helps build skills in dealing with the unpredictable things that can happen in a business.

The course is tailored to small local rural businesses. It will suit you if you:

– have a great idea for a business and want to give it your best shot – from researching the market to getting the financials right to presenting a quality business plan eg to a bank

– are already involved in running a small business and want to give it a firm footing by getting the basics right – and perhaps even expand the biz.

(This course is also available to men at the Smart & Skilled standard rate.)

The Business CentreThe Registered Training Organisation supplying this training is The Business Centre, Newcastle Region. RTO Code 90224. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Mentoring

Selected students will also receive 5 face-to-face mentoring sessions and 5 over the phone with business mentor Kate Murphy of the Hunter Region Business Centre. Details coming soon.

When

The information and enrolment session will be on Wednesday 15 February from 10am at the CWA Hall in Dungog. If you can’t make this time, please get back to us and we can organise a briefing. We strongly advise all intending students to attend if possible. To express your interest in the course please email us at education@dscc.net.au and we’ll send you a form and put you on the list.

The course is planned to run two days a week, Tue + Wed, from Tuesday 28 February 2017. It won’t run on school holidays. The main training day will be the Tuesday. The Wednesday will include some training, some assessment opportunities, Q&A and will be an opportunity to get on top of the workload.

Cost

This is a subsidised course, but the amount of subsidy depends on your circumstances and whether you’re selected for a scholarship by the Women Do Business committee.

Scholarship students will pay anything from $0 to $460. Other students will pay anything from $0 to $1830. (Even this is heavily subsidised under the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled program, as the normal full cost of the course is  $5320.) For more on Smart & Skilled you can click here.

Please contact us to get an expression of interest form. Once we have your details we can tell you the likely cost for you.

Units Of Study

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business BSBSMB401.  Understand contracts, your legal responsibilities and entities, legislation, intellectual property, insurance and more.

Plan small business finances BSBSMB402. Understand costs and pricing, develop a financial plan and how to finance a business.

Market the small business BSBSMB403. From marketing strategies to developing a marketing mix.

Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404. Minimise your risks while building a business plan.

Investigate micro business opportunities BSBSMB301. Hone those ideas, investigate what the market needs, and other factors.

Profile the market BSBMKG401. Know your potential customer and position yourself in the market.

Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets BSBMKG402. Are you selling a product or a service? Is there already a market? What do consumers need and how do they behave?

Analyse and present research information BSBRES401. Research, analyse and present for a variety of audiences.

Coordinate business resources BSBADM409. Keep an eye on your resources, your inventory, your records, and have your systems in place.

Report on financial activity BSBFIA402. Know where your business is at financially, collect the right records, get the paperwork working for you.

women-do-business-squareThe Women Do Business series

Dungog Community College’s “Women Do Business” series is supported by the NSW Government through Women NSW. 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.

– mentoring for those women by business mentor Kate Murphy, with the support of .

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

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

 

 

Traffic Controller course

Dungog Shire Events Inc Traffic Controller Course – October 2016

The aim of the course is to give local volunteers the skills and qualification to undertake traffic control duties at local community events such as the Dungog Festival, the Gresford Billy Cart Derby, local street parades etc.

The course is being subsidised by Dungog Shire Events Inc. Volunteers or their organisations only need to pay 30% of the cost of doing the course upfront. However, the agreement is that once people have completed the course, if they volunteer for traffic control duties at three local community events they will have that cost reimbursed by Dungog Shire Events. The Registered Training Organisation providing the course is Admire Workplace Training, RTO #91330.

Here are the steps that participants in the course need to follow:

Step 1 – enrol in the course

Put your name down for the Traffic Controller course. You can be sponsored by a local community group (e.g. Dungog Festival, Gresford Billy Cart Derby), or can pay for the course yourself. To book, please contact Ivan Skaines at ivans@dungog.nsw.gov.au or 4995 7777. He will need your phone number and email address.

The full cost of the course is $350, however with the 70% discount, your initial payment will be $105, not including the White Card cost.

Step 2 – complete a White Card online – and get your USI number

A prerequisite to the Traffic Control course is the White Card, which can currently be completed online. This is not included in the cost of the Traffic Control course and can cost anything from $40 up. A White Card (CIC or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work, including people who are doing traffic control at construction sites, events etc. You can google White Card online courses. We recommend you complete the White Card as soon as possible. It take 2 or 3 hours online.

NB NSW does not offer on-line White Card but for the moment they do accept a White Card studied on-line from another state.

Prior to starting the online course participants will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number if they don’t have one already. A USI is a unique number that is allocated to anyone studying nationally recognised Vocational Educational Training (VET) in Australia. You will also need it for the Traffic Control course. Apply for your USI at www.usi.gov.au – it’s quick and it’s free.

Step 3 – Day 1 of the Course – Monday 17 October – 8.30am-3.30pm (tbc)

The first day will be conducted at the SES Building in Dungog. Please bring some form of photo identification (drivers licence, passport, seniors card etc), your USI number, and evidence that you have completed the White Card. There will be theory and practical components to the day. Please bring a pen, wear comfortable clothes (including hat and maybe sunblock), and closed-in shoes. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Step 4 – Day 2 of the Course – Friday 21 October

The second day is a practical assessment on-site at a location in or near Dungog. There will be 3 assessment sites used. Again, you will need to bring a pen, wear comfortable clothes (including hat and maybe sunblock), and closed-in shoes. You will also need to bring lunch, water and other refreshments.

Students deemed competent by the end of the day will be legally qualified to undertake traffic control duties, though the actual certificate will take some time to receive.

Step 5 – after the course

Your qualification will be mailed to you about 2 weeks after completion of the course. Once you have volunteered for traffic control duties at 3 local community events the 30% cost that either you or your community group paid upfront will be reimbursed by Dungog Shire Events. This qualification is valid for 3 years. It’s also useful for employment if you are looking for paid work on construction sites, roadworks etc.

Diploma of Child, Youth & Family Intervention

Diploma of CYFI

New start date: this course is now starting on Wednesday 7th September 2016.  Information and enrolment session will be held on Wednesday the 24th August 12.30pm at the Dungog shire Community Centre.

Start a rewarding career working with at-risk children and families. This course focuses on the skills you will need to engage with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs. Each child, situation and case is different, and you will be given the training you need to assess the needs of each child or family and determine an appropriate course of action. The course also grounds you in the social, cultural
and legal frameworks relating to issues for families and young people.

When: Fortnightly face-to-face classes with trainer Tracy Cerff on Wednesdays from 7th September until March 2017. Classes typically run 9am-3pm.

Where: Anglican Hall, Dowling St Dungog.

Work placement: you will be doing 200 hours of work placement as part of this Diploma. This is a great way to gain experience in the industry.

Accreditation CHC50313.

Occupational titles/roles may include:

• Child Protection Worker
• Youth support worker
• Residential Carer
• School services worker
• Family support worker
• Juvenile justice worker
• Welfare worker

Payment Options:
1. Smart and Skilled

(An Initiative of the NSW Government)
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET)
system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance
their careers.
To be eligible, you must:
• Be 15 years old or over
• No longer be at school
• Be living or working in NSW
• Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
For more information, call us on 1300 79 67 87

2. VET Fee-Help

VET Fee-Help is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.
To be eligible you must:
• Be an Australian Citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa
• Have a tax file number
• EITHER provide your Year 12 certificate OR achieve exit level 3 in an Australian
Skills Core Framework test (BCA National can provide an ASCF test to you if required)
For more information, call us on 1300 79 67 87
or visit www.studyassist.gov.au

Yes, you may be entitled to both the Smart & Skilled course cost and the VET Fee-Help loan.

To book your place …

… or find out more information, contact BCA National on 1300 79 67 87.

More on the course:

Required: Access to internet and email. If this is an issue with you, please discuss with Dungog Community College to see if we can find a work-around for you.

Prerequisites: none required.

Student Support: Expert trainer, personalised support, study workshops, all learning resources provided.

University Articulation: Graduates can gain up to a year off the Bachelor of Social Work at selected universities.

Certificate IV in DISABILITY

Cert IV Disability

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.

Practical: includes 120 hours work placement for some serious real-world experience.

Subsidised & affordable: enrolments are subsidised by NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled program. Centrelink participants could pay as little as $240 (the most any student will pay is $2300* – still amazing value). Payment plan available.

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: We are hoping for a start in May 2016.

Blended training: one face-to-face session a month plus work placement and some on-line training, over a year.

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

* Contact us to find out more about the subsidised price & confirm eligibility.

Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) 2016

RCGWe’ve had to cancel this course (sorry!!). Please contact us at education@dscc.net.au if you are still keen to get your RCG or RSA.

Responsible gambling services must be provided wherever gambling activities are undertaken. In the hospitality industry, the gaming area is provided in a range of venues such as hotels, motels, clubs, pubs and casinos.

Whether you’re working where wagering on horses or sports happens – or where there’s gaming on Keno, lotteries and pokies, this course will work for you.

You can also book for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 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.) The course cost includes the $70 cost of the photocard.

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

To book, click here.

When: RCG Friday 30 September 2016, 9.00am-3.30pm. (RSA is being held at the same venue a day earlier.)

Where: Dungog Memorial Bowling Club, Brown St Dungog.

Accreditation: Provide Responsible Gambling Services SITHGAM201.

Cost: $135. Cost for Dungog High School students is $110.

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 of class.

Combined with RSA: both courses for only $245 (or $235 for Dungog High School students). Click here if you just want Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) alone.

Accreditation: SITHGAM201 Provide Responsible Gambling Services.

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. You will need to provide this to us before you start.

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

Add The RSA

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.

 

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Responsible Service of AlcoholThe 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 NovaSkill Singleton RTO code 6996.

To book, click here.

When: RSA Friday 4 December 8.45am – 3.15pm. (RCG is being held at the same venue a week later, on Friday 11 December.)

Where: Dungog Memorial Bowling Club, Brown St Dungog.

Cost: $170. This fee includes $70 cost of processing your photocard.
Dungog High students (including those just finishing Year 12) $150.

Combined with RCG: both courses for only $230. 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!

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The Challenge of Domestic Violence

It’s everyone’s responsibility

DV workshop

Free workshop

Monday 19 October 2015 10am-4pm
Doug Walters Pavilion, Mackay St Dungog

 

Recognising the signs of Domestic Violence and understanding the problem is the key to improving the situation for many people.

Who this is for:
  • anyone worried they might be in an abusive relationship – or worried that a friend or relative might be.
  • community groups interested in this topical and corrosive issue.
  • anyone working in community services or a frontline health person.
  • concerned members of the community.
  • hairdressers, shop assistants, council staff, anyone who meets people from a variety of walks of life.
 Workshop outcomes:
  • What exactly does Domestic Violence (DV) consist of and what is the root cause?
  • Myths & false beliefs challenged
  • Know the warning signs!
  • Stalking – far more than being followed.
  • Intimate partner sexual violence
    • what is it & are you affected?
    • marital rape is rape & is a crime.
  • loss & grief associated with DV.
  • PTSD as a result of violence.
  • impact on children, families & community.

Lunch included. Places are limited

Enquiries/RSVP: 4992 1133 or education@dscc.net.au

 Stats

51% of the Australian population believe most women can leave a DV situation, so why don’t they?

90% of children in violent homes have witnessed violence perpetrated against their mums. How does this impact them?

1 in 6 Australian women experience violence from a partner and 1 in 20 men. Are men just not reporting? 

At least 65 women have died in Australia this year at the hand of their partner or ex-partner!

Tracy CerffTracy Cerff is a practising counsellor who specialises in DV and Childhood Abuse as well as working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety and co-morbidities. She is affiliated with Ricky Hunter & Associates, facilitating workshops throughout Australia.

Tracy has been lecturing and writing for colleges along the east coast of Australia for the past 5 years and counselling for 8. Life experiences led Tracy to work and study within the community services sector and to follow her passion in helping and supporting those affected by domestic violence and childhood abuse.

Barista – and food handling

Barista accredited course

We are currently rejigging our arrangement with the course

Make & Serve Espresso Coffee is an accredited course recognised by the hospitality industry.

Over 6 hours you will learn all the core aspects of espresso creation and how to put them together to make fine coffee.

To book, click here.

With expert training from John Ellis, you will gain a qualification recognised across Australia.

Do the prerequisite food-handling course in your own time. Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety is a prerequisite for this class – if you don’t already have this unit (or its equivalent) you will receive a workbook and manual to complete before the day of the Barista class. Your trainer will check your workbook during the course of the day.

It’s all about the coffee. Whether you’re after a job in a cafe or simply searching for espresso excellence, this course is for you. We have developed this course to not only tick the boxes required to get the qualification – trainer John Ellis is also passionate about the quality of the coffee you make.

Accreditation: Make & Serve Espresso Coffee SITFAB204 – plus the pre-requisite course Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety SITXFSA101.

100 points of ID required.

When: Saturday 13 August 2016, 9.30am-3.30pm (or a little later). If you can’t make this class, contact us to get priority for the next one.

Where: Dungog Festival Lounge, 224 Dowling St, Dungog.

Cost:
Adults: $195 for both Make & Serve Espresso and Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety; $140 for only Make & Serve Espresso Coffee (ie you already have a food handling certificate that meets current criteria).
Youth (still at school or under 18) through Dungog Shire Community Centre – $30. We will need to pass your details to the Youth Service Facilitator after you’ve booked your spot.

Unique Student Identifier number: you will NEED THIS before you can receive your certificate. If you don’t already have a USI, please apply through www.usi.gov.au It’s quick and it’s free. The USI has been compulsory since 1 Jan 2015.

Do you already have the prerequisite course? Use Hygienic Practices For Food Safety SITXFSA101 has previously been known by a variety of names, including “Follow workplace hygiene procedures”. Contact us if you don’t have the exact course SITXFSA101. Please bring your Statement Of Attainment or other record to the Barista course.

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothes and closed-in shoes. There’s a practical segment to the course. Please bring ID on the day as well.

Breaks and food: please bring your own light lunch. There will also be a short break with tea, coffee and biscuits supplied.

Note: Places are limited for this course. We run approximately 10 Barista classes a year. Email us (Contact Us) above citing Barista to get put on the waiting list.

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

Diploma of Counselling

Diploma of CounsellingDiploma of Counselling – part or full course

The Diploma of Counselling is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counselling work using high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities and working within a case management framework.

This course opens up employment opportunities such as: working for community services organisations. It does not qualify you to work as a counsellor in schools. Occupational titles may include: Counsellor; Problem Gambling Worker.

The course consists of 17 units across a range of key areas in counselling and community work. If you’re a good communicator with empathy, persistence, and the ability to respond to difficult issues and situations, this could be a great course for you.

Students who have completed a Diploma of Community Services Work can gain their Diploma of Counselling by completing just 9 of the 17 units (some conditions apply).

When: starting 20th April, running fortnightly on Mondays or Wednesdays (to be confirmed). It will finish in March 2016. Dip CSW holders will start 18th May and finish coursework in late September.

Cost: All 17 units, the complete qualification, is $10,800. The 9 units for the part qualification will cost $5,850.

Where: sessions in May and June have moved to the Anglican Hall, Dowling St Dungog.

Study NOW pay later – the VET FEE-HELP option

  • Do you want to take on further study but cannot afford up-front tuition fees?
  • Do you wish you could undertake further training but government funding isn’t available to you or your chosen vocation?
  • Do you know someone who missed out on a university placement but could benefit from a bridging course until the next admissions date?

Then VET FEE-HELP could provide the solution.

What is VET FEE-HELP?

A loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), VET FEE-HELP can assist eligible students undertaking certain VET courses of study (diploma level and above) to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees.

Students who access VET FEE-HELP assistance will have a loan with the Australian Government, which will pay BCA National the student’s tuition fees. Students repay the loan through the tax system once they reach the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for the 2014-15 financial year is $53,345.

The Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is BCA National who taught the Diploma of Community Services Work last year.BCA National

 

 

Unit Code
Work within a structured counselling framework CHCCSL501A
Apply specialist interpersonal counselling interview skills CHCCSL502A
Recognise and respond to individuals at risk CHCCS514B**
Facilitate the counselling relationship CHCCSL503B**
Support clients in decision-making processes CHCCSL507B**
Determine the suitability of client for counselling services CHCCSL512A**
Apply learning theories in counselling CHCCSL505A**
Apply personality and development theories CHCCSL504A**
Reflect and improve upon counselling skills CHCCSL509A**
Apply counselling therapies to address a range of client issues CHCCSL506A**
Apply legal and ethical responsibilities in counselling practice CHCCSL508B**
Contribute to WHS processes HLTWHS300A
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers HLTHIR403C
Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management CHCCM503C
Identify and use a strengths-based practice CHCFAM417B
Work with a child focused approach CHCFAM503B
Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues CHCAOD510B

** Students who have received a credit transfer from the Diploma of Community Services Work (conditions apply) need to do these units to gain their Diploma of Counselling.

What to do next. Contact John or Jane at Dungog Community College: education@dscc.net.au or 4992 1133. Or contact Juliane at BCA National on 1300 69 35 65 for the cost of a local call for more information. Do also come to our information session: hear about the course, and get answers to your questions.

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Just in at short notice: a Certificate II in Construction Pathways, which will be a substantially hands-on qualification being run in conjunction with JobFind, Novaskill and Dungog SES.
This would suit a young person wanting to work in construction.

This is one of those certificates that delivers above and beyond the normal Cert II. From bricklaying to earthworks to landscaping to stonework and concrete, students will learn how to build retaining walls, participants get a range of skills for the construction industry.

There are a dozen units, including 6 core units. It starts on Wednesday 4th March, for an enrolment, orientation, induction, safety and introduction day. The next week it gets going in earnest: for 15 weeks, three days a week (Wed, Thu, Fri) there’s training, building and working in a real-world project putting in landscaping and a barbecue area for Dungog’s own State Emergency Services centre.

There are 4 places available, at  a cost of $2,350. A payment plan is a good option for paying in instalments (deposit and then weekly or fortnightly payments).

This is what it says about the Cert II in Construction Pathways in the certificate information:

“This qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry with the exception of plumbing. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this Certificate II allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery and shopfitting as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.

“This Certificate II is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

“The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that are required in most Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

“The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

“Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.”

Core units of competency are:

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry CPCCCM1012A
Plan and organise work CPCCCM1013A
Conduct workplace communication CPCCCM1014A
Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCCM1015A
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCCM2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCOHS2001A

Other units of competency may include these:

Handle construction materials CPCCCM2004A
Apply basic levelling procedures CPCCCM2006B
Carry out basic demolition CPCCCM2009A
Carry out concreting to simple forms CPCCCO2013A
plus two more units TBA (possibly in carpentry and/or brick-laying).
Get your name in to Kylie Williams at Novaskill.
You can also get in touch with her to find out more about employment outcomes, apprenticeships, how the certificate works, what’s required, how the payment plan works or more. Just contact Kylie Williams of Novaskill Singleton on 0408 478 085 or KylieW@novaskill.com.au.

Diploma of Management

Lead and inspire with effective business management.

Diploma of Management BSB51107

Whether you manage people, a business or a group – or have management ambitions – this course gives you the skills. Train up in team effectiveness, financial management, budgeting, professional development, project management, marketing and customer service.

This course is currently postponed until a may or June start date. Contact us (see the Contact Us tab above) to get on the list for the course.M

Accredited and portable: a job or career in management. 

This qualification is accepted nation-wide, and can be used in a small or large business. This course is for you if you are looking to create a career pathway into management, want to formalise your management skills or starting/managing your own business. It’s also for you if you are managing people or a business and want to get some concrete skills or qualifications.

Who is this course for? 

  • Administration workers looking for a promotion
  • Team leaders and managers who wanting to formalise their current skills and seek career pathways
  • Anyone looking to start their own business or manage businesses more effectively
  • Anyone interested in project management, HR and financial management

Eight units covered in face-to-face sessions.

The course will consist of 8 face-to-face training sessions, one a month, plus workplace visits, homework and assessment. All learning materials (incl. text books) are provided. It will be conducted by registered training organisation BCA National. The eight units are:

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBPMG522A Undertake project work
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBRSK501B Manage risk
BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
BSBMGT502B Manage people performance
BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service

 VET Fee help & Tax deductible.

This course is accredited for the VET Fee-Help student loan system.

Cost: $6600, GST-free. A payment plan is available – or you can use VET Fee-Help.

Study NOW pay later – the VET FEE-HELP option

  • Do you want to take on further study but cannot afford up-front tuition fees?
  • Do you wish you could undertake further training but government funding isn’t available to you or your chosen vocation?
  • Do you know someone who missed out on a university placement but could benefit from a bridging course until the next admissions date?

Then VET FEE-HELP could provide the solution.

What is VET FEE-HELP?

A loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), VET FEE-HELP can assist eligible students undertaking certain VET courses of study (diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses).

Eligible students who choose BCA National as their training provider will be able to borrow funds up to their FEE-HELP limit (which in 2014 is $96,000) to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees.

Students who access VET FEE-HELP assistance will have a loan with the Australian Government, which will pay BCA National the student’s tuition fees. Students repay the loan through the tax system once they reach the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for the 2014-15 financial year is $53,345.

Thinking of the future? University articulation.

With this course you can gain credit of up to a year off a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business Studies with this diploma at Charles Sturt University, Think Education Group and the University of Newcastle.

What to do next. 

Get in touch with us – we’d like to know what days of the week suit you best; what your best contact details are. We’ll send you an enrolment form and draft schedule. The course will start late February or early March. The course will only go ahead if we get the numbers – so tell your friends about it!

Contact details: 

John O’Brien at Dungog Community College education@dscc.net.au 0427 290 209.

Juliane Tran at BCA National Juliane@bcanational.com 1300 69 35 65.

Aged Care Certificate III

Get into a career that makes a human difference. 

Stop press:

It’s not too late to enrol. February at the CWA Hall 199 Dowling St Dungog. We are taking enrolments up until Monday 16 March (you would have to attend that class). The course has already started but Novaskill have agreed that they will be able to “catch people up” if they make the effort as long as they enrol by this date. Call Kylie at the number below for you.

Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212 – This qualification is the entry level course to work in aged care facilities.

The Cert III has very good employment outcomes. It includes 14 focused units of study, and over 100 hours of work placement (the best way to get jobs).

Become part of a caring, growing industry with a certificate that qualifies you to work anywhere in Australia.

You will need to do a federal police check (asap if you’re enrolling late) and a First Aid certificate.

The Registered Training Organisation offering this course is Novaskill Singleton.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When will my course commence and where will training be delivered? 

A1. Your course will commence Monday 23rd February at 9.30 am. Training will be delivered in Dungog. Venue TBA.

Q2. What is the duration of the training program? 

A2. The duration of the program is 20 weeks. Course will conclude on Monday July 6th.

Q3. How much will my course cost? 

A3. The cost of this program will be $3000.

Q4. Do I have to pay the full amount upfront? 

A4. You will need to pay a $400 deposit. Payment plans can be arranged.

Q5. How will my training be delivered? 

A5. You will attend face to face training 1 day per week (Mondays), undertake external study and benefit from workplace learning.

Q6. Will I need to undertake work placement? 

A6. Yes you will. Our students undertake 2 days placement per week.

Q7. When will I start work placement? 

A7. Your placement will need to start by week 5 at the latest.

Q8. Do I need to find my own placement? 

A8. It is desirable that you find your own placement. That way you can negotiate with the facility days and times that suit you best.

Q9. Will I need a First Aid Certificate? 

A9. Yes you will. We will deliver First Aid in your area early 2015.

Q10. Will I need a police check? 

A10. Yes you will need a federal police check. This can be done online and it is advisable that you do this as soon as you decide to enrol. We are happy to send you a link.

Q11. How do I secure my position in the program? 

A11. Register your name and contact number by contacting Novaskill – tell them it’s for the Dungog Aged Care course.

 

Contacts: John O’Brien education@dscc.net.au 0427 290 209

Kylie Williams KylieW@novaskill.com.au 6575 3700

Managing Money In Small Business

Make the figures work for you.

Do you manage a small business and would like greater power over the finances?

Do you do the books in your business?

Or do you want to work as a bookkeeper?

This accredited course is for you.

Perfect for any small or medium business. Information session on Thursday 28 May at 5.45pm at the CWA in Dungog.

Knowledge is power, but in the case of business, knowledge is also money, productivity, time saved, dollars saved, knowing where things are working and where they aren’t, where the money’s coming from – and where it’s going!

Master bookkeeping. Get to grips with financial records. Understand money. Know the terms and concepts. Stay on top of bills and invoicing, tax and BAS, reconciliation and bank accounts, payroll, Excel spreadsheets, accounting software (MYOB or Reckon) and much more. Turn up at your accountants with your reconciliation done, your data files intact – and then understand what the accountant is actually saying to you.

Accredited and portable: a career in “doing the books”.

This course gives you a qualification that’s accepted nation-wide: the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215). It can be used in a small or large business, working freelance for a number of people or businesses, or (after satisfying eligibility requirements including experience) being a registered BAS service provider. It can also be a pathway to a Diploma of Accounting. Managing Money In Small Business consists of 9 core units and 4 carefully selected electives to round out the qualification.

The excellent, career-building Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

The course will consist of 13 face-to-face training sessions, one a fortnight, plus homework and assessment. The units are:

Prepare financial reports BSBFIA401
Design and produce business documents BSBITU306
Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402
Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system FNSBKG403
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks** FNSBKG404
Establish and maintain a payroll system** FNSBKG405
Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry FNSINC401
Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities FNSBKG401
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201
Perform financial calculations FNSACC303A
Develop and use complex spreadsheets BSBITU402A
Write simple documents BSBWRT301A
Implement customer service standards BSBCUS403B

** = the two units of study to be eligible to register as a BAS consultant with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (check the board’s website for non-training requirements).

Tax deductible – and there’s a payment plan.

Cost: $4480, GST-free. A payment plan is available – typically an upfront fee and then fortnightly or monthly payments.

What to do next.

Get in touch with us – we’d like to know what area of bookkeeping you’re interested in (freelance consultant, your own business, working in another business); what days of the week suit you best; what your best contact details are. We’ll send you an enrolment form and draft schedule. We are now aiming to start the course in late April. It will only go ahead if we get the numbers – so tell your friends about it!

Contact details:

John O’Brien at Dungog Community College education@dscc.net.au 0427 290 209.

Juliane Tran at BCA National Juliane@bcanational.com 1300 69 35 65.

 

Apply First Aid – 1st March

Saturday 1 March 2014

Learn all aspects of routine first aid, to a certificate standard. What’s covered: CPR for adults and infants, fractures, sprains, burns, control of bleeding, responding to heart attack, asthma, snakebites and exposure, and much more. All led by experienced district local Sonja Medcalf (Registered Training Organistion Parasol Ltd).

To book, click here.

A First Aid Certificate is now considered mandatory for many jobs – but above all, it’s the knowledge of what to do when the worst happens.

Looking for re-certification? You can renew your current certificate by doing the same class without doing the preparatory first part, for a lower price.

Note: Students without a current certificate are required to complete a workbook prior to the commencement of the course. This takes the place of a day’s training and is done in a workbook with the help of your manual.

Students doing the re-certification do NOT need to do the workbook but must present their current certificate or wallet card.

When: Saturday 1 March, 9am-3.30pm

Where: Board Room, Lara Aged Care, Scott Avenue, Dungog.

Cost: Apply First Aid $160; Apply First Aid Re-certification $140.

Accreditation level: HLTFA311A – also known as Senior First Aid Certificate.

Rating: Be ready for trouble …

To book, please click here.

Apply First Aid – 29 Jan

Wednesday 29 January

Learn all aspects of routine first aid, to a certificate standard. What’s covered: CPR for adults and infants, fractures, sprains, burns, control of bleeding, responding to heart attack, asthma, snakebites and exposure, and much more. All led by experienced district local Sonja Medcalf (Registered Training Organistion Parasol Ltd).

To book, click here.

A First Aid Certificate is now considered mandatory for many jobs – but above all, it’s the knowledge of what to do when the worst happens.

Looking for re-certification? You can renew your current certificate by doing the same class without doing the preparatory first part, for a lower price.

Note: Students without a current certificate are required to complete a workbook prior to the commencement of the course. This takes the place of a day’s training and is done in a workbook with the help of your manual.

Students doing the re-certification do NOT need to do the workbook but must present their current certificate or wallet card.

When: Wednesday 29 January, 9am-3.30pm

Where: Board Room, Lara Aged Care, Scott Avenue, Dungog.

Cost: Apply First Aid $160; Apply First Aid Re-certification $140.

Accreditation level: HLTFA311A – also known as Senior First Aid Certificate.

Rating: Be ready for trouble …

To book, please click here.

Diploma of Community Services Work

Get qualified.

Would you like to work in the community services sector? Do you already work in community services and want to get the right qualification?

Dungog Community College and BCA National are looking for students for a Diploma of Community Services to be taught in Dungog starting at the end of this year and running throughout 2014.

If you’re interested in being: a case worker, support facilitator, family support worker, pastoral care counsellor or manager, or many other roles in the field, this course might be just the right one for you. The course also qualifies for VET Fee Help, which means no payment need be made now.

The Diploma costs $8,950 and will be taught in Dungog. Work placements will occur over a wider area.

Find out more and get an information pack by contacting us or ringing 4992 1133 and asking for Dungog Community College.

You can also get answers to your questions through BCANational. Call the very helpful Lucy Chilcott on 1300 69 35 65 or email lucy@bcanational.com.

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This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

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