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Community training

Knox City Council offers free workshops throughout the year for individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations who provide activities, programs and services in Knox.

Training options may differ each year to ensure we continue to meet community needs.

About community training

Workshops provide opportunities to:

  • develop new skills and knowledge
  • strengthen your organisation or club
  • network with others.

Until further notice, workshops will be held online via Zoom. When you register for a workshop you will receive instructions on how to participate online.

Current workshops

Community Events: Make It Happen!

Facilitated by Knox City Council
Wednesday 25 August, 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Online

Are you planning an event in Knox? Join us to learn how and when to register your event with Council. The training includes tips for a successful event.

This year’s community events training will focus on the following key areas:

  • important steps towards securing an event permit
  • case studies demonstrating when and why an event permit is required
  • COVID-19 Safe practices: locating the most up-to-date information

Learning Outcomes

You will understand:

  • when a Council permit is required
  • where to locate information on making your event COVID-19 Safe.

Register

Committee Succession Planning: Attracting the Right Volunteers

Facilitated by Non-profit training
Thursday 16 September, 6.30pm to 9pm
Venue: Online

Attracting committee members is important but attracting the right committee members is even moreso.

In this workshop, you will learn how to keep your community group sustainable through a planned and systematic approach to renewing committee positions.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • develop succession planning strategies
  • identify new ways to attract suitable volunteers.

Register

Disability Awareness & Engagement: Making your Group or Club More Accessible

Facilitator: Scope
Thursday 7 October, 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Online

Learn how to make your club or community group more inclusive and welcoming to all. 

This introductory program will:

  • deliver an overview of different disabilities
  • promote better understanding of challenges and barriers
  • help you gain confidence using tools available to interact more effectively
  • promote a more inclusive environment through language

Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • how to promote an inclusive environment
  • information about range of disabilities
  • how to best engage and welcome new members.

Register

Child Safe: Overview of the National Principles

Facilitator: NAPCAN
Tuesday 26 October, 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Online

Leaders in community groups play a critical role in developing and maintaining a culture that values and protects young people. This session provides an overview of the 10 National Principles for Child Safety developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • promote safety, engagement and wellbeing of children and young people
  • help children thrive by embedding child safe culture.

Register

Building Aboriginal Cultural Competency

Facilitator: Koori Heritage Trust
Wednesday 17 November, 6.30pm to 9pm
Venue: Online

Aboriginal history and impact of colonisation on our communities is complex. This workshop is suited for participants who may not have regular contact with Aboriginal peoples or communities. Taught from an Aboriginal perspective, this workshop will build your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal issues. 

Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • stronger awareness of Aboriginal culture and people
  • deeper understanding of the strengths of Aboriginal culture and people.

Register

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More training opportunities

Learn Local organisations provide affordable education and recreational opportunities in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Need help?

Email communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au and we will come back to you.

Or call our Community Partnerships team on 9298 8000.

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