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Community Training Program

The Knox City Council Community Training is a series of free workshops presented over the year for individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for profit organisations in Knox who provide activities, programs and services in Knox.

If you are a volunteer, work for a not-for-profit community group or are interested in starting or joining a group, such as a local club or committee this program will be suitable for you.

The workshops provide opportunities for individuals and volunteers of local not-for profit community groups to build their capacity and develop new skills, as well as meet and network with other community groups throughout Knox.

All workshops are held at the Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South.

Places are limited so bookings are essential!

3 Rs of Family Violence - Recognise, Respond, Refer

Knox says NO to family violence

Facilitator: EDVOS

This interactive session is delivered by EDVOS, a specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). This session is open to all individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations in Knox.

This session will provide an introduction to family violence, focusing on how to Recognise, Respond and Refer Family Violence disclosures.

  • Date Wednesday 11 September
  • Time 6.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE - Bookings Essential
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What a Great Idea!

Paper and post-it notes

Facilitator: Non Profit Training

Have you got a great idea but are not sure where to start? Funding opportunities can be unpredictable with funding applications being accessible at various times of the year. So are you ready for them? Have you had time to develop your idea and formulate this idea into a plan?

This session will give you the chance to start from scratch and develop your idea into a project plan. It will also help you to build a solid base so you can know what you intend to do, how you intend to do it and how much money is required to make it successful.

Learning outcomes:

  • Help formulate your idea
  • Determine its viability
  • Know who to discuss/plan your idea with
  • Define the benefits to the community
  • Engage with funders who might assist you in the future
  • Know how to formulate the budget so you know what funds you need
  • Decide if you need to partner to make this a success.

  • Date Thursday 10 October
  • Time 6.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE - Bookings Essential
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Governance Training for Community Groups


Facilitator: Non Profit Training

Governance is the system that ensures checks and balances are in place for leaders of not for profit organisations, which help them steer the organisation. That sounds simple yet volunteer non-profit and charitable committees must wade through the complex legal and regulatory environment in which they operate.

Good governance leads to positive committee member experience, proper management of conflicts of interest and risk, good understanding and planning for financial controls and an organisation that thrives even through adversity. Members, funders and donors gain confidence when good governance and transparency are in place and the outcome is greater value delivered to the community.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to assess if good governance is in place for your group
  • Understand the Committee’s role in planning
  • Monitoring the finances
  • Manage organisational risk
  • Identify the entities legal structure and the compliance implications for this
  • Roles and responsibilities of the committee
  • Identify and manage conflicts of interest.

  • Date Wednesday 30 October
  • Time 6.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE - Bookings Essential
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Safe Food Handling

Sausage Sizzle

Facilitator: Knox City Council, Health Compliance Department

Whether sizzling sausages or making jams for sale or consumption, safe food handling knowledge is essential. Don’t jeopardise your fundraising activities, or your customer’s health!

Be prepared. Come along and learn more about safe food preparation and your legal obligations.

  • Date Thursday 14 November
  • Time 7.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE - Bookings Essential
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Victorian Child Safe Standards – Creating Child Safe Organisations

Child Safe

Facilitator: Child Wise

The Child Safe Standards have been introduced in Victoria to keep children safe from harm and abuse. They are designed to drive cultural change in organisations, so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of leaders, staff and volunteers.

This introductory training program provides an overview of the minimum requirement for a child safe organisation and is recommended for staff and volunteers at organisations that have contact with children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to recognise and respond to child abuse
  • Build confidence in reporting child abuse
  • Identify the key elements of a child safe organisation
  • Understand the barriers to creating a child safe organisation
  • Learn how to strengthen child safety in your organisation

  • Date Wednesday 27 November
  • Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE - Bookings Essential
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For more information

Contact the Community Partnerships Team on communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au or phone 9298 8000. Please advise us of any additional requirements that may assist you in attending.

tis Interpreter 131 450 (ask for 03 9298 8000)

9800 3096
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service 133 677 (quote ’03 9298 8000’)

For Speak and Listen, Internet relay, video relay or SMS relay services see relayservice.gov.au

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