More Jobs More Care Individual Support Training Program

As part of the NSW Government’s initiative, More Jobs More Care, and working through Apprenticeship Careers Australia’s training opportunities, Yilabara Solutions is looking for any candidates with an interest in working in the disability sector to enrol in the More Jobs More Care Individual Support pre-employment training program. This training covers core components of a Certificate III in Individual Support including First Aid certification. Yilabara is encouraging Aboriginal candidates to apply, but all candidates are welcome. The program runs two days a week for four weeks, with morning and evening classes available. There is the opportunity to transition into an accredited traineeship where participants are paid to learn and complete a Certificate III qualification. The costs of National Police, Working with Children’s and NDIS Checks will also be covered.

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Anglicare Suicide Prevention for Seniors Training

Anglicare is running free training to gain important skills in suicide prevention targeted at individuals who work with older people, including aged care workers, pharmacists and GPs. This training comprises two parts – the first part is a Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) online training program which covers common causes of suicidal behaviour, and how to respond to and support someone who is suicidal. The second part is an online workshop, which covers facts about suicide in seniors, and a group discussion with others about how to use this information. The total duration of both parts of the training is 3 hours.

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Hills Community Care Transport 

The Hills Community Care Transport service provides door to door transport to support a range of needs, such as medical appointments, visits to aged care facilities, weekly shopping outings, social outings, and more.

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Vital Home Health Services

Vital Home Health Services uses the wellness and reablement approach to aged care, which aims to assist older people across NSW to live active, healthy, meaningful lives, and remain in their homes for as long as possible. Their care and support services promote the strengths and capabilities of their clients and enables them to maintain their independence.

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Hear2Talk Phone Support for Workplace Wellbeing Advice

Hear2Talk is an evidence-based, non-crisis support line organised by Neami National for workers across NSW to receive support on any mental health challenges they may be experiencing, both work and non-work related. The confidential line is run by peer workers, and is open from 12pm-8pm, seven days a week. It also offers services such as follow-up calls and referrals to further support. For more information, call Hear2Talk on 1300 H2 TALK (1300 428 255), or email

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Uniting Home Care Transport Service

Uniting offers individual transport and group transport (including social support group transport), to assist in any of the clients’ needs. Needs can include things such as appointments, shopping, family visits, community events and outings, respite care, and more. Cost and level of service depend on whether the service will be government-funded or privately funded.

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Free Translation Service for Aged Care Providers

This translation service is available through Icon Agency and partners Able Australia, The LOTE Agency and Winangali. It provides free translations or interpretations of key documents such as care planning information, aged care rights, and more. Translations can be written or visual, and customised to suit the language needs of older care recipients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who are blind or have low vision and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Better Connecting with Diverse Audiences website is part of this service and will expand their tools in other languages over the next few months.

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WSCF Affordable Translation Services

Western Sydney Community Forum offers a trusted document translation service for small and large organisations and businesses. We use NAATI-accredited translators with expertise in translating a range of documents to assist with your service delivery, from simple brochures to complex and sensitive publications. Members can access this service at a subsidised cost.

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My Aged Care consumer resources

The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for you to share with consumers about how to get started with My Aged Care.

These resources include new case study videos for:

  • people who speak other languages
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.

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Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program

The updated Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program is now available.
Please contact Sora Machida, Multicultural Access Project Officer
Ph: 8838 2173

Free guide: Adding value to governance in aged care

The Governance Institute of Australia has refreshed their free guide, ‘Adding value to governance in aged care’ to help providers manage their governance responsibilities.

The free guide addresses a broad range of issues including:

  • the role of governance and a director
  • the unique challenges facing the sector
  • factors to consider before taking a board position
  • issues the board should consider when appointing a new member
  • the relationship between the board and management
  • risk management
  • interaction with stakeholders.

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Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services

Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.

Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.

What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Marketing and branding
  • Leadership
  • Tender writing
  • Measurement and evaluation

In-house facilitation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:

  • Visioning and value-based sessions
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
  • Project planning and development
  • Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
  • Review and evaluation sessions
  • Public or community meetings

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Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.

WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services

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