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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. 

Choose a training focus:

Marketing & Branding to Make your Community Organisation Stand Out

Training by - Western Sydney Community Forum

Liverpool Library, 170 George St, Liverpool

Cost: $95 - $135

Are you passionate about getting your organisation to stand out from the rest?

Join Tom Nance at this informative one-day program as he shares years of experience as a Consultant of Marketing and Branding in the not-for-profit sector.

This masterclass will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the ongoing changes within the community sector. These changes mean that your organisation needs to have a solid knowledge and understanding of how to interact with clients, what it is that the clientele is after and how best to deliver this.

By the end of the day you will be able to:

Identify your audience Articulate your unique selling point Recognise what makes your organisation different and how to use this to your advantage Improve your social media and web presence RecogniseBrand equity and how to use it to your best capabilities

More information and to register

Training date(s):
Tuesday 23 May 2017

Mid Coast Communities

Professional and enjoyable training, workshops and events specifically tailored to the Community Services Sector. 

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Moving from a Welfare Funded to Business Model in 12 Easy Steps


DATE: Wednesday 6 September 2017
TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm (Registration: 9am, workshop commences: 9.30am)
VENUE: Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street Hornsby


This practical one-day program focuses on helping participants learn 12-keys steps to follow to successfully move from a welfare funded to a business model. Designed to give participants strategies and techniques during each step of the way, this program helps attendees move through each of the 12 steps systematically and effectively, ensuring they help their staff, teams and organisations make the journey with them at the same time.

Course Objectives

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

Understand how to successfully run a business and the key aspects of doing so effectively Explain the importance of having a clearly defined Vision to which everyone can relate Explain the importance of leadership in change, with a focus on transformational and servant leadership Explain why having clearly articulated goals and key performance indicators are critical in business success Discuss the importance of challenging the process (continuous improvement) Implement and maintain effective communication strategies across the organisation Discuss the importance of creating a culture of achievement and support during change and into the future Describe the importance of having ‘heart’ in a modern day organisation Explain why Emotional Intelligence is such a key competence in modern day management and leadership Discuss the importance of ongoing reflective practise in modern day organisations Design an Action Plan moving forward

Target Audience: Managers, Coordinators and Team Leaders

Presenter: Caryn Walsh is an international Keynote Speaker and Facilitator, Business Consultant, Executive and Life Coach and Psychologist. Caryn works internationally across 3 Continents and consults to all types of Community, Corporate, Government and Educational Companies.

Cost: 20% discount if book by 21 August 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 6 September 2017

National Workplace Program - Mental Health in the Workplace

The National Workplace Program (NWP) is an awareness, early intervention and prevention program designed specifically for workplace settings.

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New Managers

Training provided by Jobs Australia

Event Information 

This session explores some of the hidden traps you might encounter when moving into a manager position in the community sector and how to ‘manage’ them successfully.  Designed for newly promoted managers and team leaders, and for managers who are new to the community sector or who have never had any structured manager training.

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

Registration and tea and coffee on arrival at 9am for a 9.15am start

For more information please click here

Training date(s):
Wednesday 21 June 2017

NSW Ombudsman

The NSW Ombudsman offers a range of quality training workshops based on our 35 years of experience in assisting agencies and the public. 

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Our Community

Our Community provides accredited training, half-day workshops and conferences designed specifically for the staff, volunteers, board/committee members, and supporters of Australian community organisations.

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Social Media and the NFP Workplace Webinar

Training from Not-for-profit Law - Justice Connect 

Social media is an increasingly vital communication and marketing tool for not-for-profit community organisations. It can be a great way for your organisation to promote its cause and services, and to communicate with your community cheaply and quickly. However, the use of social media also poses reputational and legal risks to your organisation and its employees and volunteers. The immediate impact and global reach of social media can make it difficult for your organisation to control information online.

In this webinar, guest presenters from Russell Kennedy Lawyers will walk you through the key legal risks associated with use of social media by your organisation, your workers and how to manage those risks.

What we’ll cover:

Social media and inappropriate workplace behaviours, in particular, bullying and harassment The role of social media in workplace investigations and dismissals Defamation and privacy considerations Managing social media use in your NFP Top tips and further resources

What you’ll receive:

Copy of webinar recording and slide presentation Opportunity to submit questions Information on further resources and support

Suitable for: Anyone involved in running a community organisation

Cost: $25 + Eventbrite booking fee

Details of how to access the webinar will be sent prior to the webinar.

Training date(s):
Wednesday 24 May 2017


STARS is a Volunteer Resource Service that assists residents in the local government areas of Canterbury, Leichhardt and Marrickville. 

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