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On 1 September there was another 12.5% rise in the price of cigarettes, and for the first time, loose tobacco was also taxed in line with factory-made cigarettes, taking the price of an average pack of cigarettes or 25 gram pouch of loose tobacco to more than $30. Health experts estimate 320,000 current smokers are likely to quit as a result of tax increases over the next four years. It is undeniable that the tax increase will impact some people.…
kath portrait.jpg Hi, my name is Kath Sugars and I am a PhD student at Murdoch University. Over the years, I have been involved in a number of nonprofit organisations, including schools, sporting clubs and charities, as an employee, volunteer and committee member. Two things I know for sure. One, there are a lot of caring and dedicated people in WA, working to help others. Two, arguing about how to do this is an inevitable and creative process.…
You’re at the front line of service delivery.  It may seem that you can do little to respond to angry and abusive clients and customers.  But you can!  This half day seminar (9:30am to 1pm) offers key principles and strategies to defuse clients' and customers' anger and reduce abusive behaviour right from the start. It also assists to reduce your own stress levels. Cost $110. To enrol, please phone (08) 6164 0239.
  This 2 day introductory workshop will be useful for those who are interested in becoming (clinical) supervisors, and for those supervisors who are looking for a 'refresher' or who are new to the role and looking to expand their knowledge and skills. This training is specific to the supervision of counsellors, social workers and case workers in the human services area. When: Thurs/Fri 14 & 15 September 2017 Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: $440 Where: Relationships Australia,…
Please join us for the latest in our series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Cost of Injury in Western Australia 2012. This briefing will provide an expert analysis of the impact of injuries sustained by older adults in WA, including health sector costs, long-term care costs, loss of paid productivity and loss of quality of life. Keynote presentations will be delivered from the perspectives of research, policy and practice,…
Child Australia and Playgroup WA are pleased to be bringing Dr Kaylene Henderson http://drkaylenehenderson.com/ to Perth for two events on Thursday 24th August. Dr Henderson is a trusted, highly experienced Child Psychiatrist, parenting specialist, keynote presenter, radio and print media contributor. The two opportunities to hear from Dr Henderson are as follows:   Practitioner Master Class – “Exploring Challenging Behaviours” https://childaustralia.org.…
Homelessness Week
'Homelessness Week Launch WA' Monday 7th of August, 8.30-10.30am at The Platform, Level 3 256 Adelaide Tce 'Let's end homelessness, not just manage it' is the theme for Homelessness Week WA 2017, and the topic of discussion at the Homelessness Week Launch. Join us in discussing this key issue with key speakers,…
The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study has been launched as the largest ever research study on and for NFP organisations, and all their employees and volunteers.   NATIONAL RESEARCH TO INFORM NFP Practice that enhances organisational leadership, capabilities and impact, NFP Policy that supports the sustainability and success of the sector, and NFP Funding that better invests in and converts capacity building.…
  ECU_AUS_logo_C.jpg   Third year Edith Cowan University students, completing a Community Nutrition unit, are being trained to deliver food literacy programs.  Part of a work integrated learning opportunity and assessment is that they deliver this new found knowledge to clients of a Charitable Food Sector agency. If you are interested in hosting two students, at your service for an information session, in the weeks beginning either the 16th or 27th October, 2017, please email Ros Sambell r.…
The Berry Street Childhood Institute is proud to announce that as part of his 2017 Australian Tour, Richard Rose will for the first time be delivering a two-day workshop on Therapeutic Life Story Work on 11-12 September in Perth.   As a Fellow of the Berry Street Childhood Institute, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services (UK) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Latrobe University in Melbourne,…
Social marketing uses the techniques of commercial marketing, focusing on what your audience wants rather than needs, to encourage healthier and safer behaviours. Presented by Rob Donovan, Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Sport Science Exercise and Health at UWA, the two half-day workshops will take you through the principles and practice of social marketing and behaviour change, and give you the opportunity to workshop your own ideas and priorities.…
Thanks to a new Lotterywest grant, WACOSS will now be able to deliver (almost) free training throughout regional WA. Over the next few months we will be identifying local training needs and planning the two-year rollout. If you are in the Kimberley, you can get a head start by identifying your training needs now. WACOSS trainer Stuart Reid will be travelling to Broome, Fitzroy and Kununurra in the first two weeks of September for the Resilient Community Organisations workshops.…
The Western Australian Council of Social Services will be holding a special community sector briefing on the outcomes of the 2017-18 State Budget on Friday 8th September 2017, 2.30pm – 4.00pm,  followed by a sundowner from 4.00pm – 5.00pm. With the State Budget being released on 7th September, this event will be critical for sector stakeholders seeking to understand what this will mean for community services, and what the Government’s social policy priorities are.…
Owl Learning Australia provides quality, accessible and affordable professional development opportunities throughout Australia. Our focus is on partnering, empowering and responding to the current and future needs of the workforce. This includes providing public workshops, customised on-site training, distance education and consultancy services. Contact us (admin@owllearningaustralia.com.au mailto:admin@owllearningaustralia.com.…

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