Saturday, 30 September 2017

Social Work and Community Welfare Careers Expo - Western Sydney University

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Worker’s Name: Dibya Shree Chhetry - Student, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
Organisation/Service/Project: Western Sydney University
Telephone/Email: Mob: 0426387677

  • Employment Events/Expos:

Social Work and Community Welfare Careers Expo in Western Sydney University (WSU) is held every year in Building EE Parramatta South Campus of the University. This year the university is hosting it on 5 October 2017, Thursday. 
SWCW Expo in WSU help students graduating in Social Work and Community Welfare from the university to have an understanding of the agencies working in the Western Sydney Region especially in Parramatta. Also this is a good opportunity for agencies to have a stall free of cost and spread the message on what they are doing for the communities. Agencies in the past years also have used the opportunity to find volunteers needed in the agency. Finally it also helps to build good networks with other agencies and prospective workers. 
The agencies are expected to start setting up from 9:00-9:30 am and the stalls will be opened for students from 11:55 amand the expo comes to end at 3:30 pm. Probably pack up might start around 2:45 to 3:00 pm. Universities will provide tables for agencies. It would be great if they register their interest by the mid of next week. 
Western Sydney University is again proud to host the highly successful Social Work and Community Welfare Expo. This year's event will connect Western Sydney ...

Fair Work Ombudsman - information for international students

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Worker’s Name: Jen Sunga | Engagement Officer - Community Engagement Strategic Engagement and Stakeholder Relations Fair Work Ombudsman

Organisation/Service/Project: Fair Work Ombudsman
Telephone/Email: T: 02 9297 9332 | x 29332 - E:
Initiative/Project: FWO International Student Engagement Strategy

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
The Fair Work Ombudsman has penned an open letter to
international students, urging them to be aware of their workplace rights
and to seek free help from the FWO if they experience issues while working
in Australia.
The letter addresses some of the barriers students face when seeking
assistance from us and aims to engender trust in the FWO. We want
international students to understand that they have workplace rights, and
that the FWO is here to help them, but more importantly that they can seek
our assistance without fear of their visa being cancelled.

The open letter will be published in selected media outlets, including some
er-to-international-students/vietnamese> and Indian publications. Our media
provides more detail about this and the Strategy.

Next steps
Raising awareness of the FWO (who we are, what we do, and how we can help)
is a key element of the Strategy. New resources are being developed based on
suggestions and feedback received from international students and
stakeholders like you.

AMEP Information Sessions

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Worker’s Name: Myriam Bahari
Organisation/Service/Project: Community Engagement Coordinator
Customer Service and Support Unit Bankstown, Padstow and Lidcombe Colleges
Telephone/Email: T  +61 2 9780 5756 | M 0491 214 933

  • English classes/conversation group:

AMEP Information Sessions (flyer attached): Newly arrived migrants are invited to attend an information session on the TAFE AMEP program – find out more about the English courses, times they are offered and how to register. All welcome
TAFE location
Date and time
Room Number

Tuesday 26th September 1.30 – 3.30pm
Music Room Block B Ground Floor
Wednesday, 27th September 10.30am – 12.30 pm
K.G.23b Block K, Ground Floor, Room 23b
Macquarie Fields
Wednesday, 27th September 1.30 – 3.30pm
H.G.15 Block H, Ground Floor, Room 15
Friday, 29th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
Bangarra Room, A.G.15
Thursday, 28th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
E.G.08 Block E, Ground Floor, Room 8
Wetherill Park
Thursday, 5th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
J.G.05 Block J, Ground Floor, Room 5
Friday, 6th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
C.G.27 Block C, Ground Floor, Room 27
COURSE IN HOSPITALITY EMPLOYMENT SKILLS (flyer attached) - This course will give you an understanding of the hospitality industry and the skills needed to work within this exciting and diverse industry. You will have the opportunity to explore further study options upon completion of this course. 1 day per week for 3 weeks at Pratten Park Bowling Club -  Classes held Thursdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm Thursday 5, 12 and 19 October 2017. Students must attend all sessions to complete this course
There are vacancies in our Certificate II in Tourism at both Bankstown and Campbelltown (flyer attached).  This course commences on Monday 16thOctober, is for 4 days a week from 9.30am to 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday for 8 weeks. Details in the flyer or call Lea Chant  - R/Head Teacher – Travel, Tourism and Events   T  +61 2 9780 5579 | E.        
Statement of Attainment in Floristry at Bankstown Public School Community Hub - one day a week for 7 weeks Thursday 26 October to Thursday 7 December 9.30am to 2pm. Contact Iman Moussa for more details 0423 923 287
Fee free and short courses
·         Fee Free short courses all TAFE locations -  
·         Fee Free short courses in the south west region -
·         Short courses – TAFE fees apply
Enrol for 2018
TAFE NSW offers over 1,200 courses with a wide range of study options from online courses to diploma qualifications, training and fulltime education.
Classes start early February – please enquire about the course you are interested in taking enrolments in October for next year!! Come to Customer Services at any of or TAFES to find out more and speak to a teacher.
TAFE NSW offers a number of degree level courses and higher education options with strong industry links and both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.          

free translating service website launch

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Worker’s Name: Jackie Campisi Social Policy Officer - Social Programs & Services

Organisation/Service/Project: City of Sydney

Telephone/Email: 9265 9973

  • Skills/Qualifications Recognition-Pathways:

Free translating service website launch


Department of Social Services (DSS) has launched their Free Translating Service (FTS)

enabling holders of certain types of visas access to free translating services for key personal

documents. Click here for more information

Monday, 4 September 2017


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Worker’s Name: Geoff Kelly

Organisation/Service/Project: Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service
Telephone/Email: Mobile: 0403 569 085 or Email:

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:

Have you any clients who are looking to enter or re-entre the workforce?

We have a Certificate III in Business that is now subsidies by the NSW Government under

 the Smart and Skilled scheme for eligible clients.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • 15 years old or over?
  • No longer at school?
  • Living or working in NSW?
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
If you know of clients who would be suitable for this course than ask them to contact me on

Mobile: 0403 569 085 or Email:

Start date: 11th September

Time: 9am

Address: Level 1, 6-8 Bankstown City Plaza Bankstown NSW 2200