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NCOSS Training

NCOSS is committed to providing high quality training to build the capacity of the sector. You can view our upcoming training or subscribe to our training mailing list to keep updated with training offered by NCOSS.


Sector Training

The information below is your guide to training available for the sector, from the sector.

We only have Not-For-Profit organisations listed on this training register. 

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Communication for Managers

Training provided by Jobs Australia

Event Information 

Communication is the basis of all human relationships. Within the workplace, relationships can make or break understandings, effectiveness and wellbeing. This session explores communication methods and strategies to improve your approach to building clarity and responsibility within relationships in the workplace.  

Cost (Includes arrival tea and coffee & afternoon tea): $130 (Jobs Australia members and associate members) $170 (Non-members)

Registration and tea and coffee on arrival at 1pm for a 1.15pm start

For more information please click here



Training date(s):
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Creating and Delivering Together: Co-Production and Co-Design


DATE: Wednesday 8 November 2017
TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm (Registration: 9am, workshop commences: 9.30am)
VENUE: Dee Why RSL Club,  932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why


Co-production and co-design are about engaging and partnering with people who use your services, their families and carers, communities and stakeholders to design and provide services that are relevant and produce the desired results. Learn the fundamentals of co-production and co-design to tap into people’s lived experience and wisdom to design and deliver services that people want.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training program participants will be able to:

Understand the principles and elements of co-production and co-design in human services. Develop a co-design process for their service Facilitate key aspects of co-design Engage service users and other stakeholders in co-design Use key co-design and co-production processes and tools to design and improve your service Develop strategies for co-production and ongoing participation of people who use their service and of their community in their organisation.

Target Audience: Managers, Coordinators and Team Leaders

Presenter: Grace Leotta is an organisational, community development and training consultant. She is a Harvard University trained adaptive leadership (leading change) consultant, an internationally certified facilitator and public participation practitioner, a nationally accredited trainer and assessor, an Australasia licensed community engagement trainer, and an accredited social worker.

Cost: 20% discount if book by 30 October 2017. Please enter CHSP under Gift/Promotion Code to obtain the discount. All prices include GST.
$95: CHSP service workers, $135: non-CHSP service workers, $95: non-CHSP volunteers, $25: CHSP volunteers

Group Discount: In addition to the 20% Early Bird offer, you can receive an additional 5% discount for 2 bookings or 10% discount for 3+ bookings. To organise, contact Shirley on: northsidesectorsupport@yournorthside.org.au or 1300 134 332

Enquiries: For more information contact Shirley Choi northsidesectorsupport@yournorthside.org.au or T 1300 134 332

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.

Training date(s):
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Defeat the heat: Heatwave preparedness for service providers

Find out about the simple steps you can take to reduce the impact of heatwaves on your organisation and clients. 

Visit the website to register.

Diversity and discrimination

This course will help you develop a diverse and inclusive workplace, prevent discrimination and handle discrimination complaints if they do occur.

To experience these free interactive courses for yourself, log on to the Online Learning Centre


Family Worker Training and Development Program

Family Worker Training + Development Programme Inc. (FWT+DP) is a non-government, not for profit agency supporting the learning and development of people working with families in western Sydney. 

Visit the website for more information

Implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Hosted by: The Centre of Volunteering 

A$140.00 - A$170.00

The Centre for Volunteering’s workshop: Implementing the 2015 Standards for Volunteer Involvement will help you benchmark your organisation against industry standards.

These Standards were developed in 2015 for use by all volunteer organisations and designed to adapt the sector’s growing diversity. They are a blueprint for best practice in volunteer management no matter how big or small your organisation is.

Our presenter, Penny York, will review ‘Implementing the National Standards: Guide and Workbook’, by Volunteering Australia and provide you with practical advice for implementation. (A hard copy of the ‘Guide and Workbook’ is included in the workshop price.)

During the workshop, you will be able to share issues, identify strengths, pinpoint areas for improvement, and understand the next steps for implementation.

If you coordinate or lead volunteers, have management or governance responsibility in an organisation that works with volunteers, don’t miss this opportunity to strive for best practice and protect your most valuable resource – volunteers.

Visit the website for more information (This is an external link)

Training date(s):
Sunday 18 June 2017

Indigenous Governance Toolkit

Use this online governance training program for indigenous Australians developed by Reconciliation Australia.

Visit the website for more information

Justice Connect

Justice Connect run training in NSW on a range of common legal issues faced by not-for-profit community organisations.

Visit the website for more information 


leep.ngo offers a range of the workshops to a group or one-on-one. They also create training workshops that are customised to your needs.

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