Focus On... Training and professional development

  • Women mean business
    Women at Armidale Regional Council, New South Wales, are unlocking their leadership potential so they can be seen and heard in the work place – and they mean business.
  • Fast-track mediation and de-escalation skills and strategies*
    Mediation is widely known as a cost-efficient, confidential, self-determinative process that catalyses problem solving and the resolution of disputes.
  • Local training leads to jobs
    Roper Gulf Regional Council, Northern Territory, is celebrating the success of its Community Development Program in Borroloola, which saw strong participation in local training opportunities by job seekers.
  • Community backs blue project
    Thanks to the initiative of Northern Midlands Council, Tasmania, and the financial backing of local business and community members, a dead gum tree bordering the Midland Highway between Perth and Longford now provides a vivid reminder of the importance of mental health.
  • Grants roadmap into 2022*
    The most common question Section51 has been asked over the past few months is: ‘where will the grants and funding roadmap take us to in 2022’.
  • CQUniversity’s affordable MBA outperforms the big players*
    CQUniversity is outperforming many of the ‘big players’ among universities offering MBAs, reflected by its sustained top business press rankings.
  • Youth project kicks goals
    Young people in Tasmania’s south east are receiving support to achieve their dreams and goals locally, thanks to a program run by Clarence City Council in June.
  • First Aboriginal rangers graduate in Jabiru
    Members and staff of Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation congratulated fourteen Djurrubu Rangers who last month graduated with their Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management from Charles Darwin University.
  • ‘Healthy mind at work’ initiative
    September saw the launch of the ‘Supporting a Healthy Mind at Work’ program by Town of Claremont, Western Australia, with two weeks of activities and initiatives for employees to get involved in.
  • Staff development is the key
    With an area that extends to half the size of Victoria and staff dispersed across four towns in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, staff culture and development at the Shire of Ashburton presents a unique set of challenges, not least an extended distance between colleagues.
  • Furphy Barbecues now with hand sanitisers*
    Furphy Foundry is proud to launch our new range of Furphy Barbecues with Hand Sanitisers which have been produced to promote clean and hygienic public environments.
  • Lifeguards up for the challenge
    Western Australia’s state-of-the-art indoor aquatic facility at the City of Armadale is home to an exceptional team of lifeguards and swim school instructors.
  • Councils encouraged to drive awareness of tyre export ban*
    Tyre Stewardship Australia is asking local councils to watch for illegal dumping, storage or collection of passenger tyres ahead of the Commonwealth’s waste export ban on all whole or baled tyres coming into effect 1 December 2021.