Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Writing Resume and Job Applications; Job Interview Skills - Workshops

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Worker’s Name: April Pan

Organisation/Service/Project: Metro Assist  

Telephone/Email: 9789-3744 -

Initiative/Project: SkillMe Project

  • Training/Workshops:

 Are you a migrant or refugee currently looking for work?
Do you want to improve your job seeking skill?

Then come along to our friendly discussions and gain insight and support from our presenters and participants!

When: Fri 28 Aug 2015, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Lv 2, 59 – 63 Evaline St, Campsie (Metro Assist office)

Topic: Writing Resume and Job Applications; Job Interview Skills

To sign up for the session, please send your resume to April Pan at

 For more information phone (02) 9789 3744

These workshops will be run monthly until the end of 2015. Check our website for event updates.

SkillME is a three-year project funded by NSW Government through Multicultural NSW to assist migrants with skills and qualifications in their training and career pathways.

Becoming an Australian Citizen – Arabic speakers

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Worker’s Name: Fatmata or Paola

Organisation/Service/Project: The Multicultural Network and Melkite Catholic Welfare Association
Telephone/Email: Fatmata (9796-2235) Paola (97505514)

Initiative/Project: Becoming an Australian Citizen – Arabic speakers

  • Training/Workshops:

Becoming an Australian Citizen – Citizenship test support program in Arabic

Venue: Suite 1, level 5, Compass Centre, 83-99 North Terrace, Bankstown (opposite train station

Date: Wednesday from 9th September to 14th October.

Time: 10.30 am – 1pm

Booking for childcare is essential

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo - 1 Sep 2015, Penrith

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Organisation/Service/Project:   Western Sydney Institute

Telephone/Email: or 9208 9506.

  • Expo:

Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo
1 September 2015, 4.00pm-9.00pm
Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee, Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
Cost: Free.
The perfect opportunity for students and job seekers to talk with potential employers and training providers.
More information: or 9208 9506.

Vacancies in several courses available - Petersham TAFE

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Organisation/Service/Project:     Petersham TAFE - Tricia

Telephone/Email:  - 9335 2790

Initiative/Project:    Courses

  • TAFE Courses :

Access to Aged Care Course  August to November
An introduction to working in the aged care industry includes Senior First Aid, two level III subjects, education and employment pathways, basic computing and work experience.
Cert II Skills for Work and Training 10090NAT
Screen Printing  August/September to November
        Develop skills in basic design, layout and screen printing. Certificate I Access to Work and Training 10088NAT
Course in Vocational and Community Engagement 10093NAT
Basic Computing and Internet Courses  August to November
Computing courses for absolute beginners seeking employment held on Wednesday mornings at West Street campus of Petersham TAFE OR at Metro Assist, Evaline Street Campsie on Friday 
mornings 9:30 to 12:30.

Course in Vocational and Community Engagement 10093NAT
Online presence (higher level computing course)  August/September to November
Create and maintain an online presence using software that is free and readily available. 
Certificate I Access to Work and Training 10088NAT
If your client is interested in joining a course or you would like more information please contact: Tricia ph: 9335 2790

Please leave a message if phone is unattended or email:
Kind regards
Patricia Kenny
Outreach Coordinator
Petersham TAFE Outreach
Sydney TAFE
Ph: 9335 2790 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Call for Volunteers - Reading Buddies

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Organisation/Service/Project:  Sara Axford 

Telephone/Email: or 8525 8222.

Initiative/Project: Bankstown Communities for Children

  • Volunteering:
Call for Volunteer
Reading Buddies

You are invited to take part in a unique program called Reading for Life that Bankstown Communities for Children (CfC) will be funding in 2015. Reading for Life has volunteers visit a local school in Bankstown each week to assist children in years 2 to 4 with their reading skills and confidence. The program has been operating across Australia and New Zealand since 2003 with great results in terms of skill enhancement as well as volunteer enjoyment!
The objectives of the program are:
1.       To make a positive impact on the children’s reading skills, confidence and motivation.
2.       To add value to the participating schools.
3.       To ensure that employees who participate have a worthwhile and satisfying experience.

The program will commence in August, 2015. Times and days for activities are yet to be confirmed.

We are looking for volunteers who have an adequate level of literacy and communication skills and can make the time commitment to the program. We require 50 volunteers who will be available for the entire program support 5 Bankstown schools.

What is the time commitment?
Firstly, volunteers will be asked to fill out a questionnaire expressing their interest and complete a working with children’s check. Volunteers are then asked to:
- Complete a three-hour training session with Learning Links
- Attend the school for a one-hour (approx.) orientation session before starting
- Attend the school to complete a 45 minute session each week over 15 weeks to meet individually with your reading buddy
- Attend a celebration party for the children at the end of the program
- Complete an evaluation survey at the end of the program

We are committed to supporting Bankstown primary school in 2015 and hope that you take this opportunity and get involved in a project that will not only be a rewarding experience but be highly valued by the local schools and families. To express your interest, or find out more, contact Sarah Axford on or 8525 8222. .