• Better Rehab Port Stephens

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    Better Rehab Port Stephens

    We are a leading NDIS occupational therapy provider in Port Stephens redefining what is possible in the Allied Health space. Our team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Positive Behaviour Support practitioners design and deliver the highest level of care to our participants.

    Phone - 1300 073422

    Email - admin@betterrehab.com.au

    Visit our website to find out more

  • Certificate III Hairdressing at Advanced School Of Beauty Newcastle Campus

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    Duration: 3 Days a Week – 12 Months

    Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30am Until 4:00pm.

    Additional Information:

    Nationally accredited qualification.

    During this qualification, you will be required to book and arrange clients/models to perform services on throughout the duration of the course and may be required to attend off campus excursions.

    All tools, products and equipment are supplied by us at asobt.

    Uniform Cost: $50

    Students are required to pay $50 to cover the cost of a beauty school shirt/tunic. Your trainer will ask your sizing at our information session.

    Students will require access to computer and internet to complete research


    This training is subsidised by NSW government. The students fees will vary based on eligibility criteria. For more information on eligibility visit: www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au

    Newcastle Campus Location:

    402 King Street Newcastle West 2302.

    Maitland Campus Location:

    3/5 Ken Tubman Drive Maitland 2320.

    Email: Coordinator@schoolofbeauty.nsw.edu.au

  • Giving people the chance to move forward, through the WDO 3rd party project

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    “It is so good to be able to drive my car again. I haven’t had my license for ages and I’ve been trying to get a WDO [for my fines], but no one around here is doing them.”

    Marika* had $867 in fines from traffic infringements and her license suspended for several months as she was unable to afford to pay off her fines.

    There were very few active WDO sponsors in her community. We all know how tough it is not being able to drive in places where 4-wheels is necessary.

    Marika was, however, seeing the local Aboriginal Health service and was able to count those appointments as her WDO activity although they were not WDO sponsors.

    She was able to clear her fines while attending to her medical needs – win/win - thanks to the 3rd party project for non-WDO sponsors.

    The health service is also now interested in reactivating their WDO sponsor role, having seen the positive outcomes for this young person.

    How does this 3rd party project work?

    It’s a simple process to get your client into the WDO scheme without you being a WDO sponsor.

    1. The first step is to ask people visiting your service - “do you have unpaid fines?”
    2. If they answer YES, find out if they are eligible for a WDO (see factsheet for more details).

    Are they:

    • In financial hardship or receiving a Centrelink payment
    • Experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
    • Living with a mental illness, an intellectual disability or a cognitive impairment
    • Addicted to alcohol or volatile substances
    • Under the age of 18 years
    1. If they fit under one of the above, then see if they are already participating in any WDO-approved activities (see factsheet for details).

    Are they taking part in:

    • Medical or mental health treatment
    • Drug and alcohol treatment
    • Mentoring for under 25s
    • Counselling or casework including financial counselling
    • Education programs
    • Volunteering
    1. If YES, gain their verbal permission to refer them to the 3rd party project using this online form or email seema.sanghi@advocacylaw.org.au.

    *not her real name

  • 2022 PROGRAMS TAFE NSW - Aboriginal Specific programs

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    The Aboriginal Education and Engagement team work together with an alliance of 5 TAFE NSW Institutes to develop and deliver Aboriginal specific programs which include Aboriginal units to enhance Aboriginal identity. Within these programs we prepare culturally appropriate resources and culturally aware teachers.

    Check out what is on offer at TAFE NSW in 2022.

    There are a number of programs in the works for you and community to be involved in!

    Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for loads more programs https://www.facebook.com/TAFENSWAEN

  • Creative Koori Projects - Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2021/22

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    Creative Koori Projects funding is available only to Aboriginal artists, arts and cultural workers, groups and organisations.

    It aims to support a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW. This will be done by embracing the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and putting Aboriginal artists, arts/cultural workers, organisations and communities at the centre of funded cultural and creative activity.

    Round 2 - Opens Monday 6 December 2021 and closes 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022.

    For more information click here.

    Apply now

    To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system SmartyGrants:

  • Claim your $100 First Lap voucher

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    What is the First Lap voucher and who is eligible to use it?

    The First Lap voucher program provides $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 years who are not enrolled in school to help pay for swimming lessons. The First Lap voucher program will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 June 2023.

    In recognition that swimming lessons were impacted due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the program has been expanded to include children in kindergarten in 2021 and those starting kindergarten in 2022.

    The first voucher is available from 1 December 2021 and expires on 30 June 2022.

    How to claim and use your voucher

    1. Apply for the voucher: visit service.nsw.gov.au or open the Service NSW app. Search for ‘First Lap’ and follow the prompts to apply.
    2. Find a provider: visit service.nsw.gov.au or open the Service NSW app. Navigate to the First Lap voucher, select ‘Find a business’ and search.
    3. Use your voucher: open your voucher confirmation email or open the voucher in the Service NSW app. Give your chosen provider the voucher number or QR code at time of payment.

    Apply now https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-first-lap-learn-swim-voucher

  • Circle of Security - Parenting Series Online

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    At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
    • • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
    • • Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
    • • Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

    Presented by: Interrelate

    Location: Video presentation through Zoom platform

    Dates: First Term 2022

    Commencing Thursday 10th February 2022 for 8 weeks.

    Thursday 10/02, Thursday 17/02, Thursday 24/02, Thursday 03/03,

    Thursday 10/03, Thursday 17/03, Thursday 24/03, Thursday 31/03.

    Times: Mornings from 10.00am to 12:00pm

    Cost: FREE for families from Raymond Terrace, Karuah, Tilligerry Peninsula

    Who should attend: Parents, Carers, Grand-Parents, expecting Parents.

    How to register: Bookings essential, please call (02) 4016 0550 or email your name and contact details to Newcastle@interrelate.org.au to register.

  • NSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship program

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    Applications for the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship program will be open soon.

    Connection to culture is central to the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Care and cultural understanding from an Aboriginal nurse or midwife allow patients to feel safer and advocated for when away from family and community.

    Cadetships are available to support your dream of giving back to your community. They offer financial support, work placements and mentoring exposing you to the diverse possibilities of nursing and midwifery. They are a chance to focus on your studies, experience the workforce and build relationships.

    The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship program provides support and assistance to Aboriginal people studying an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.

    Cadetships include:

    • a study allowance of $600 per fortnight while studying for 40 weeks
    • $500 per semester support allowance
    • 12 weeks paid employment in a local public hospital or Justice Health facility
    • support from an Aboriginal mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical support.
    • the possibility of ongoing employment when you successful complete your studies and the program.

    More information

    To find out more and apply visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/cadetships

    If you would like further information please contact the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery team:
    Phone: 1800 155 325
    Email: MOH-AboriginalNursing@health.nsw.gov.au

  • Caring for mental health carers - One Door Mental Health

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    When you’re looking after a family member who is living with a mental illness, it can take its toll on your own health, wellbeing and life goals. Ensuring that you get the support and respite you need so you can be the best version of yourself for your loved one is paramount; so who cares for the carers?

    One Door Mental Health is the service provider for the NSW Family & Carer Mental Health Program in partnership with five Local Health Districts (LHD). The five LHDs involved are Hunter New England, Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW, Sydney, and South Western Sydney.

    If you need help caring for your loved one who lives with mental illness or have any questions about One Door Mental Health and our program please contact us. The One Door FCMHP team are experts in caring for carers.

    One Door is the CMO in partnership with the following LHDs:

    Carer Advocates are available across each LHD for both individual support sessions and education sessions.

    To find out more contact One Door on 1800 THE KEY (843 539) or visit onedoor.org.au

  • NSW Government’s Cost of Living program

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    New vouchers help with the cost of living and provide a boost for every budget

    The NSW Government’s Cost of Living program makes it easier for you to cut costs on power and utility bills, transport, health, sports and recreation.

    New vouchers are available through the program to help reduce the financial burden for NSW residents and provide a boost for every budget.

    Two additional $25 Dine & Discover NSW vouchers and $100 First Lap learn to swim vouchers are now among the more than 70 ways eligible residents can save through the Cost of Living program. The vouchers will also provide a much-needed boost for businesses across NSW and help people get back to work.

    By answering a few simple questions through an online Savings Finder, you can identify the rebates and savings you may be eligible to apply for.

    You can also book a free, one-hour appointment with a Service NSW Cost of Living Specialist to discuss your eligibility and get assistance with the application process. Appointments are currently by phone due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    For more information about Cost of Living rebates and savings, or to book an appointment with a Cost of Living specialist, visit Service NSW or call 13 77 88 from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday.