Saturday, 27 February 2016

Job Seeking Skills Workshops - Ashfield

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Worker’s Name: Dinaz Rather

Organisation/Service/Project: MetroAssist - Ashfield
Telephone/Email: 97811701 - 0434423752 –

  • Employment/Job Seeking 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!

Session :

When: Thursday 31st March , 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Activity Room 2 – Ashfield Civic Centre – Suite 1, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW

Petersham TAFE Outreach - classes

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Worker’s Name: Patricia Kenny

Organisation/Service/Project: Outreach Coordinator

Telephone/Email: 9335 2790 | Email:

Initiative/Project: Petersham TAFE Outreach

  • Courses/Workshops:
I wish to inform you that we have a few vacancies in the following courses:

Access to Aged Care Course  please contact Tricia on  9335 2790
An introduction to working in the aged care industry includes Senior First Aid, aged care units, education and employment pathways and work experience. Pathway to Cert III.
Cert II Skills for Work and Training in the Community Sector 10090NAT (Fee-free and Sydney TAFE scholarships available)

Basic Computing and internet skills  please contact Tricia on  9335 2790
Computing course for absolute beginners seeking employment. Course in Vocational and Community Engagement (VCE) 10093NAT (free course)

Cert I Computing  please contact Tricia on  9335 2790
Computing course for people who wish to build on their basic computing skills. Certificate I in Access to Work and Training (Intro) 10088NAT

Recycle-Repurpose-Reuse  at Stirrup Gallery, Addison Road Community Centre. Please contact Tricia on  9335 2790
This is a community based course where you will use recycled materials to create useful objects. Course in VCE 10093NAT (free course)

Urban Food Growing and Sustainable Living  please contact Tricia on  9335 2790
A hands-on community based course on growing herbs and vegetables, companion planting, bush regeneration and environmental sustainability. Course in VCE 10093NAT (free course) 
Our other courses are full though we can take client’s names and contact details to place on our wait list for our semester II courses.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Migrant Skill Development Program

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Worker’s Name: April Pan

Organisation/Service/Project: MetroAssist

Telephone/Email: 9789-3744 -

Initiative/Project: SkillMe Project

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Hi everyone,

I’m pleased to let you know that we’re running another group of skilled migrant development program in partnership with OTEN and Internship in Australia.

The program suits skilled migrants who have good level of experience and skills from overseas and looking to start their career in Australia. The program aims to improve clients’ job seeking skill and their communication/presentation skills. 

The large bulk of the training will be delivered online but there will also be 3-4 workshops. The training includes an element of unpaid local work experience for up to 3 months in their skill area. There will also be information on industry law and work rights.

The last program we ran from Oct-Dec 2015 has seen three people found job in IT and engineering plus a few more who are still doing their work experience.

Clients who are interested should come to our information/enrolment session:

Time: 10-12pm
Date: Wed 2 March 2016
Venue: Room A-1.07, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield (OTEN’s office)

*clients should tell security that they’re coming to the ‘SkillME session’ when they come to the main gate. Security will then show them how to get to the room

Smart and Skilled eligibility applies to the training, which means clients must be a permanent resident or Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen to be eligible. Those who are not eligible may still access the unpaid work experience. Please note unfortunately there is a cost of $550 involved for local work experience which may be reduced to $109 if the client has difficulty with the cost.

Please send your rsvp to me with client’s name, mobile number, email address and their skill area.

Thank you for your attention and referral!


April Pan
SkillME Project Coordinator

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Writing Resume and Job Applications workshop

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Worker’s Name: April Pan

Organisation/Service/Project: Metro Assist
Telephone/Email: 9789-3744

Initiative/Project: SKILLME project

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Are you a migrant or refugee currently looking for work?

Do you want to improve your job seeking skills?

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

Session One:
When: Friday 26th February 2016, 10 am – 1pm

Where: MTC Australia – Level 4, 4-8 Woodville St. HURSTVILLE

Topic: Writing Resume and Job Applications

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

For more information phone (02) 9789-3744

Sessional Bilingual Community Educators

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Worker’s Name: Sharda Jogia

Organisation/Service/Project: Western Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Districts
Telephone/Email: 8738-6972-

Initiative/Project: Sessional Bilingual Community Educators

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
The SWSLHD Health Promotion service is seeking to recruit and train Sessional Bilingual Community Educators (BCEs) to deliver Women’s Health Education programs  to CALD women in the following languages:

Arabic (Syrian), Tagalog, Hindi (Indian and Fijian) Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali, Turkish, Spanish, Khmer, Nepali, Karen, Samoan, Korean, Dinka or Swahili..  
Could you please distribute this email and the attached recruitment advertisement flier through you network.

Please also note that we have organised a information day on the 2 March to provide detailed information and to answer questions  

If you know of women who are fluent in one of the above languages and are interested in becoming a Bilingual Community Educator then please encourage them to join us for an essential information session about the application process.

Date: Wednesday 2 March

Venue: Thomas and Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital1 Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool

Time: 10.00am to 1.30pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday 24 February

For further information please contact:

Sharda Jogia, BCE Program Manager (SWSLHD)

Phone: 8738 6927

Free English Conversation Classes - Bankstown

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Worker’s Name:

Organisation/Service/Project: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre


Initiative/Project: Free English conversation classes

  • English classes/conversation group:
Free English Conversation Classes at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

Lansdowne Room 1, Level 2


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Becoming an Australian Citizen - Arabic Speakers

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Worker’s Name: Najwa or Paola

Organisation/Service/Project: Melkite Catholic Welfare Association

Telephone/Email: 9750-5514

Initiative/Project: Becoming an Australian Citizen – Citizenship test support program in Arabic

  • Workshops:
Becoming an Australian Citizen
Citizenship test support program in Arabic
Venue: Melkite Catholic welfare Association – 80 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre
Date: Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th February
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Petersham TAFE Outreach courses

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Worker’s Name: Patricia Kenny

Organisation/Service/Project: Petersham TAFE Outreach

Telephone/Email: 93352790

  • English classes/conversation group:
These courses are suitable for people who are unemployed, have interrupted education, migrants, people with overseas qualifications, community volunteers, parents of school-aged children, people with a disability, sole parents, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders and young people.

Semester I 2016 courses
Our short courses and certificate I and II courses prepare students to study higher level qualifications, these courses are:

  • WOW (Work Opportunities for Women)  info session 10am Monday 8 Feb 2016 (free course)
  • Access to Aged Care Course  info session 10am Wednesday 3 February
  • Basic Computing and internet skills  info session 10am Tuesday 9 February (free course)
  • Cert I Computing  info session 10am Tuesday 9 February (free course)
  • Web Design (Addison Road Community Centre)  commences 9:30am Wed 10 February (free course)
  • Recycle-Repurpose-Reuse (Addison Road Community Centre)  info session 10am Monday 15 (free course)
  • Urban Food Growing and Sustainable Living  info session 10am Friday 19 Feb (free course)
  • School Garden Assist  info session 10am Wednesday 10 Feb
  • Intro to Horticulture (Addison Road Community Centre)  please contact Tricia on  9335 2790 (free course)

How to enrol

Information/Enrolment sessions for our courses will be held at West Street campus of Petersham TAFE in Building A, Level 1 Room 17 – details of the date and time are on each flyer. This campus is in West Street near the corner of The Boulevarde. The closest station is Lewisham and Buses 445 or 412 stop close by. See attached flyer for more details, dates and times.

Student Identifier (USI)

All students need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before they enrol. It would be most helpful for prospective students if organisations and Jobactives could assist their clients to get their USI, keep a record of it and ensure the clients place the number in their mobile phone. This is the link for how to get one:

Fees, exemptions, concessions and scholarships

For the few courses that are not free there are a range of concessions, exemptions and fee-free and equity scholarships available.

Settlement Portal - Multicultural NSW

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Organisation/Service/Project: Multicultural NSW

Initiative/Project: Settlement Portal

  • Resource:
The Multicultural NSW Settlement Portal provides information about settlement to help all migrants living in NSW. The portal offers links to useful organisations, websites and resources, including housing, education, employment, emergency services, transport, language, law and humanitarian services.