West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program

SPARK – Ginninderry’s training and employment initiative proudly supports engagement, training and employment pathways for local people.


SPARK in partnership with MEGT Institute and Canberra City Care are delivering a new and innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the business administration sector.


Targeting people living within the West Belconnen and wider Belconnen region,  this program will:


  • Provide participants with a Certificate II in Business (BSB20115) upon completion
  • Provide industry specific training within the business administration sector through simulated work environments and community projects
  • Provide industry work placements for those participants that meet the selection criteria
  • Provide potential employment pathway opportunities, including traineeships


This program will commence Tuesday 21st March 2017  and run four days a week (Tues – Fri), 24 hours per week) for 10 weeks.  The program will be a combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work placement. Eligibility criteria apply.


Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must at the time of enrolment be:


  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months; or
  • a permanent Humanitarian visa holder; or
  • a visa holder with work rights on a pathway to permanent residency and not excluded from participation in government funded training and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college. (Students with an Exemption Certificate are not eligible for Skilled Capital. Students who are undertaking year 10 or year 12 equivalent study in an alternative program are eligible provided they meet the remaining eligibility criteria.)


To be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, you must meet the above criteria, and:


not have completed a certificate III or higher (excluding foundation skills qualifications); or

have suffered changed circumstances which impacts your ability to undertake training and/or work such as ill health.


Information Session


An information session will be held on Thursday 9th March 2017 at 10am, it is mandatory that all individuals seeking to be on the program attend the 10am session.  This is a 2 part sessions broken into 1.  An information presentation followed by 2.  A selection session for eligible participants.


To book a place or find out more information, please contact Ashleigh at Ginninderry on 6255 1173 or email ashleigh@ginninderry.com


*Please note: This program was made possible through Skilled Capital.  Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.  A small fee will apply for each successful participant depending on their eligibly.

ACTION Bus Driver Information Session

ACTION Bus Driver Information Session

ACTION will be holding a new bus driver information session on the evening of Thursday 23rd February 2017.  The particulars are:

Location: Ainslie Football club (upstairs function room) Wakefield ave, Ainslie

Time: 7pm to 9pm

The session will include an introduction from Ian McGlinn (Director) and a number of speakers including, Katie Dunn HR manager and Ian Hocking. ACTION’s registered training provider INTO training will also be invited to briefly talk about the Cert III  and apprenticeship scheme for new drivers . At the completion of the presentation the attendees will be invited to ask questions, there will also be 10 members of staff on hand to answer questions from those too shy to ask them in an open forum.

ACTION will be holding a separate information evening for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples on Tuesday 28th February at 7pm. Venue to be confirmed. This will be a less formal session and is expect to take no longer than 90 minutes. Of course interested Aboriginal & Torres Straight persons can attend either or both session if they choose.

Applications will open on Friday 3rd March and close on Friday 24th March.

ACTION are expecting to have all relevant information (excluding the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander information night details) up on the Transport for Canberra website by early next week.


Opportunity Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander leaders

Opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

Applications are open today for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program (NATSILP), which is an 11 or 12 day experience in which participants walk in the footsteps of remarkable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to honour their story and support their leadership aspirations.
This new program is being delivered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF). This initiative is supported/funded by the Australian Government.
Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the ARLF, believes it is a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 21 years or older, with a connection and interest in rural and regional Australia, to develop their leadership capabilities.
“By walking in the footsteps of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, who have been challenging assumptions and bringing new approaches for decades, this program supports participants to grow as individuals and broadens their perspectives,” said Matt.
The Program Director/Facilitator, Scott Gorringe, completed a similar ARLF program in 2010, the Australian Rural Leadership Program. He calls on other Indigenous peoples to connect with the leadership capacity of our past, and remember and learn from their stories to set a way forward into the future.
“I want the participants of the program to co-create robust conversations that will engage significant shifts across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander landscape,” said Scott.
“Participants will also engage in a mentoring program for six months. These mentors will support participants through this exciting leadership program,” he said.
There are 80 participant places available in total, across the four NATSILP programs which are being delivered throughout 2017.
Applications are currently open for the NATSILP and close on 28 February 2017.

To apply, visit www.rural-leaders.com.au.
To view the video announcement, see https://vimeo.com/200748010

For enquiries please call Monique Brouwer, Coordinator Communications, on 0400 913 813 or call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au


National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017

Apply now for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017

The National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) is your chance to go to Canberra, meet Australia’s leaders, learn about democracy and have your say on important issues.

Fifty Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-25 will be selected, six from each state and territory and two from the Torres Strait Islands, for a week-long program in Canberra from 23-29 May 2017.

The NIYP will bring together Australia’s future Indigenous leaders to talk about issues affecting your community. You will learn how laws are made and meet the lawmakers.

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Participants will be chosen based on their community leadership activities. The program includes expert training in how government works, how laws are made, public speaking and dealing with the media.

The centrepiece is a two-day simulated parliament in the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House, where you will debate bills and issues of importance to your community. The final bills will be presented to the Australian Government for consideration.

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At the NIYP you will meet other young Indigenous Australians from remote, regional and urban Australia. It is an opportunity to talk about community issues, to have your voice heard and to learn how you can make a difference.

The NIYP is run by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in collaboration with the YMCA and the MoAD.

Applications close on Friday 3 March 2017.

Apply today at www.aec.gov.au/Indigenous.

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Kippax Connections – West Belconnen’s new training and employment initiative

SPARK – West Belconnen’s new training and employment initiative proudly supports engagement, training and employment pathways for local people.

SPARK in partnership with Uniting Care Kippax and Riverview Projects is delivering a new program in West Belconnen called Kippax Connections.  This program links people from West Belconnen and the wider Belconnen area to vocational education, training and employment opportunities.

Kippax Connections uses a student centered approach to design a customised pathway for each participant that can include:

  • One on one tutoring to help improve numeracy and literacy
  • Individual mentoring to support connections to volunteering, education, training and job opportunities
  • Individual and group sessions to suit the learning style of the participant
  • Assistance with building social connections within the local community; and
  • Financial counselling and budgeting assistance

This program starts on Monday 21st March and runs through to December 2016.   Eligibility criteria apply and places are limited.

A one hour information session will be held on Monday 21st March at 2pm at Uniting Care Kippax Corner Luke St and Hardwick Crescent HOLT , where potential participants will be advised of the selection criteria, the program content and the commitment that is required to be selected as a participant on this program.

To book a place at the information session or find out more information, please contact Michael at Uniting Care Kippax on 6254 1733.

Please note: This project was made possible with assistance from the ACT Government under the Adult Community Education Grants Program.


Attention ladies! – 28 Day Fitness Challenge

Calling all you ladies! NGURU program in partnership with Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation is inviting you to come along and participate in an all ladies 28 day challenge fitness program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.

You are invited to attend the information session at the PCYC in Erindale on the 1st February 2017 at 10.30 am with light refreshments included, come along and have a listen to what the program is offering, you will be trained by qualified fitness instructor, who will take you through the fitness program, as well as a dietitian to talk about healthy life style changes and healthy food choices without breaking the budget a nurse is also available to monitor weigh in and blood pressure checks throughout the challenge.
There is no cost to participate in the fitness program; all that is needed is your time and commitment.

Open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the ACT and surrounding area.

For more information call Tanya 0488992575


Counsellor / Psychologist – Full Time

Looking for a job that helps people ‘choose a better life’
Karralika Programs Inc. operates alcohol and other drug treatment programs and has a solid reputation for high quality, client focused residential and community treatment and support services.

Karralika Justice Services (including Solaris Therapeutic Community) works with program participants to address their alcohol and other drug dependence. We are looking for a specialist AOD Counsellor / Psychologist to work with the Justice Services team to support adults with severe drug and alcohol use connected with the Justice System. Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced workers who have a general empathy for those whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drug use. We are committed to reconciliation and encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for positions.

Karralika Programs Inc. offers above award wages and salary packaging including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold. All Karralika Programs Inc. sites/workplaces are smoke free. Individuals with a personal history of substance use are eligible to apply but must have been a graduate of a program and separated from services for more than 2 years. A Police Check will be required.

As a Karralika Programs Inc. AOD Counsellor / Psychologist, you will the requisite qualifications and registration with specialist training in alcohol and other drug work or 3-5 years’ experience in the sector. Your experience will include counselling, case management and therapeutic interventions including facilitating groups and one-to-one sessions. Experience in working with adults connected with the justice system is an advantage.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
 Accreditation or registration in directly relevant field (psychologist, social worker, clinical psychologist)
 Full and unconditional professional registration with AHPRA, Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
 AOD specific training and/or 3 – 5 years’ experience in the AOD sector
 Excellent communication skills, ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions across the allied health sector
 Proven skills in record keeping and report writing, and sound computer literacy;
 Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks and manage competing priorities
 Demonstrated reliability and ability to lead by example
 Proven ability to solve problems and conflict situations within the workplace and open to giving and receiving feedback
 Proven time management skills
 Have a flexible work attitude and adhere to professional and agency ethics, boundaries and practices
 Current driver’s licence and First Aid Certificate
 Current Working With Vulnerable People’s Clearance
 Knowledge of Work Health and Safety practices

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au

Business Admin

Business Admin Traineeship – Two positions!

Habitat have a client seeking applicants for two Business Admin traineeship positions based in Canberra. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to get into Business Administration.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au

Support Coordinator

Support Co-ordinator 30 Hours/wk

Support Coordinator
Fixed Term Part-Time Position (30 Hours/week) – until July 2018
$65,232.94 – $68,187.25 (plus 9.5% super with the ability to salary package up to $15,899)
Applications close 5 February 2017

The position:

The primary purpose of the Support Coordinator is to provide non-clinical care and practical support to individuals in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt. In particular the Support Coordinator will:

• Engage participation with a particular focus on men and other high risk groups;
• Provide support in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt to assist an individual to stay safe and connect with essential services;
• Identify needs and link families to appropriate services, resources and supports;
• Work collaboratively with existing services including hospitals;
• Complement current service provision by supporting attendance and reducing burden for follow-up care and support.

To be considered for this role you must address the following selection criteria:

• Demonstrated ability to build supportive and respectful relationships with people experiencing distress, including family members and carers.
• Demonstrated experience in, and sound understanding of the personal, family and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including with groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide or experiencing a suicidal crisis.
• An understanding and demonstrated awareness of strength-based, solution focused and recovery approaches.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills, knowledge and experience in providing direct and personalised assistance through non-clinical outreach services for people experiencing distress following a suicide attempt, their families and carers
• Experience liaising with service providers including hospitals, mental health services, GP’s and community based services and organisations.
• Competence with technology to co-ordinate client care and to ensure reporting requirements are gathered for governance and contract reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a small team and a willingness to participate in reflective practice.

A relevant qualification in Mental Health or Social Services and relevant training and experience is required.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au


Hospitality Traineeships – Multiple Positions!

Interested in getting a start in the Hospitality industry? Register your interest with Habitat Personnel in Canberra today!

Our client has multiple positions on offer, for more information and to register your interest please call the office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au.